Big Jay McNeely The Deacon, Unabridged: Volume 2: 1951-52

The Deacon, Unabridged: Volume 2: 1951-52
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CD Details

  • Released: June 12, 2003
  • Label: Classics R&B


  • 1.Insect Ball
  • 2.Sad Story
  • 3.All That Wine Is Gone
  • 4.Don't Cry Baby
  • 5.Let's Do It
  • 6.I'll Never Love Again
  • 7.Love From the Heart
  • 8.Old Black Mule
  • 9.The Deacon Blows for Ray
  • 10.Tall, Brown Woman
  • 11.Deacon Rides Again
  • 12.Blow, Blow, Blow
  • 13.Jay Walk
  • 14.Night Ride
  • 15.Jet Fury
  • 16.Deacon's Express
  • 17.The Goof
  • 18.Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)
  • 19.Just Crazy
  • 20.Big Jay Shuffle

Product Description:

Contains 20 tracks.
Personnel: Big Jay McNeely (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Richard Lewis, Jimmy Huff, Marvin Philipps, Betty Washington, Jesse Belvin, Mercy Dee Walton (vocals); Melvin Glass (guitar); John Henderson (alto saxophone, trumpet); Bob McNeely (alto saxophone); Earl Jewels (baritone saxophone); John Ewing , Britt Woodman (trombone); Jimmy O'Brien (piano); Wayne Robinson, Leonard "Tight" Hardiman (drums); McNile (congas).
Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (01/??/1951-08/26/1952).
A collection of all the sides Big Jay McNeely recorded for Imperial Records in 1951 and 1952, along with his first few Federal Records tracks from that year, this anthology, although chronological, is neatly divided into vocal and instrumental pieces. The first half dozen or so selections feature the Three Dots and a Dash vocal group, while the rest of the disc is made up of the muscular tenor and baritone-driven saxophone instrumentals that were McNeely's stock in trade. The lead track, "Insect Ball," is probably the most striking of the vocal sides, while the instrumental highlights include "Deacon Rides Again," the cranked-up "The Goof," "Penthouse Serenade" (which shows that McNeely can play soft and pretty when the piece calls for it), and the proto-rock & roll of "Big Jay Shuffle." ~ Steve Leggett

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  • UPC: 3307510505825
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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