The Big Jay Squat

Big Jay McNeely - The Squat

mp3: Big Jay McNeely - The Squat

Here’s another hysterical honker from Big Jay McNeely. For anyone who didn’t know, McNeely is the saxophone maestro on his back driving the audience buck wild in this iconic Bob Willoughby photograph. Today’s selection came out in 1962, a whole decade after that photograph was taken. It was also a decade after Federal released the Big Jay Shuffle, a magnificent instrumental which I've included on a mix or two. The Squat features a young Leon Haywood on Hammond organ. It's a tune that really twists. Is someone twisting on a gain knob throughout the track? Sounds like it.

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