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Episode #368 – Big Jay McNeely

Air Week: May 22-28, 2017

Big Jay McNeely 

The juke is jumpin’ this week with some of the wildest, craziest and most gloriously blistering honking sax records of all-time by the master, Big Jay McNeely. Not only will Matt The Cat spin Big Jay’s greatest sides, but he’ll also be talking to the man behind the sax as Big Jay tells his own story in his own words. From the shuffle fire of “Deacon’s Hop,” a number one R&B smash from 1949 to the crazed “3-D,” “Mule Milk” and “The Goof,” Jay’s best instrumentals will be highlighted. McNeely was also successful with a few vocal records like the pop crossover success of 1959’s “There Is Something On Your Mind” with Little Sonny on vocals and his early ’50s singles with his vocal group, Three Dots And A Dash, which included a very young Jesse Belvin and Mercy Dee. Don’t miss Matt The Cat’s interview with Big Jay McNeely and the birth of rock n’ roll on this week’s “Juke In the Back.”.

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