Big Jay McNeely performed for the famed fifth Cavalcade of Jazz concert held at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles produced by Leon Hefflin, Sr. on July 10, 1949. It was at this concert that McNeely and Lionel Hampton got into a showdown that resulted in pillows being thrown along with other items. His recording of "Blow Big Jay Blow" catapulted him into National prominence. McNeely and his Orchestra would come back to Los Angeles, to perform at the eleventh Cavalcade of Jazz on July 24, 1955 along with Lionel Hampton's Orchestra. Thanks to his flamboyant playing, called "honking," McNeely remained popular through the 1950s and into the early 1960s, recording for the Exclusive, Aladdin, Imperial, Federal, Vee-Jay, and Swingin' labels. But despite a hit R&B ballad, "There Is Something on Your Mind," (1959) featuring Little Sonny Warner on vocals, and a 1963 album for Warner Bros.
Big Jay McNeely & Band with Little Sonny. View full artist profile.
The song was originally recorded as "There Is Something on Your Mind" in 1957 by Big Jay McNeely and his band in a small Seattle recording studio, and leased more than a year later to Los Angeles disc jockey Hunter Hancock's Swingin' Records label, where it reached on Billboard's pop chart and number 2 on the R&B chart in. early 1959. The lead vocalist on this original recording was Little Sonny Warner. Though McNeely is listed as the song's writer, he has freely admitted that he purchased the song from the Rivingtons' vocalist John "Sonny".
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Lead Vocals – Little Sonny Written-By – McNeely, Warner. Other Versions (5 of 15) View All. Cat.Big Jay Mc Neely And Band. There Is Something On Your Mind (7", Single, Styrene).
Tenor saxophonist Cecil "Big Jay" McNeely has been "the king of the honkers" for over 60 years, and he's still going strong. Born in Watts, California, on April 29, 1927, he formed his own band with jazz legends Sonny Criss (alto sax) and Hampton Hawes (piano) while still in high school. But in late 1948, when he was asked to record for Savoy Records, he abandoned jazz for something more raucous and struck paydirt when his second release, a honked-up instrumental called "Deacon's Hop," went to 1 on the national R&B charts in February 1949. In 1959 Big Jay enjoyed his biggest hit, a blues ballad called "There Is Something on Your Mind," featuring Haywood "Little Sonny" Warner on vocals. The album will be released in the first half of 2011: Boogie Woogie With Big Jay And Friends.
Big Jay McNeely & Band. Big Jay McNeely And Band - There Is Something On Your Mind. Artist: Big Jay McNeely & Band. Album: There Is Something On Your Mind (Remastered) - Single, 2011. Has been played on. United States 7. X2 KXFU.
Big Jay McNeely, Big Jay McNeely and Band, Big Jay McNeely and Band (v- Little Sonny Warner) - There Is Something On Your Mind 03:32 Let's Rock & Soul. Shaun Warner, Sonny Vice, Valiant Kings - Messed It Up 02:47 Messed It Up. Shaun Warner, Sonny Vice, Zeskullz, Black Mamba (ESP), Valiant Kings, Maryqueen - Found Myself Alone 05:17 Found Myself Alone. Little Sonny Warner, Big Jay Mc Neely & Band - Psycho Serenade 02:06 Rare Rhythm´n´blues Vo. 0, 20 R&B 45 Rpm Nuggets.
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