BIG JAY MCNEELY

RnB / Blues • United States
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Wild jump blues saxophonist whose music paved the way for R&B and early rock & roll in the '40s and '50s.

As one of the titans who made tenor sax the solo instrument of choice during rock's primordial era, Big Jay McNeely could peel the paper right off the walls with his sheets of squealing, honking horn riffs. His mighty tenor sax squawking and wailing with wild-eyed abandon, McNeely blew up a torrid R&B tornado from every conceivable position -- on his knees, on his back, even being wheeled down the street on an auto mechanic's "creeper" like a modern-day pied piper.

Cecil McNeely and his older brother Bob (who blew baritone sax lines with Jay in unison precision on some of Jay's hottest instrumentals) grew up in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts, where jazz reigned on the bustling nightlife strip. Inspired by Illinois Jacquet and tutored by Jack
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There Is Something on Your MindThere Is Something on Your Mind
Collectables 2002
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Blowin' Down The House - Big Jay's Latest & GreatestBlowin' Down The House - Big Jay's Latest & Greatest
Cleopatra Blues 2016
$12.96
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Live & Rare [Vinyl]Live & Rare [Vinyl]
Earth Angel 1999
$19.98
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Honkin' & Jivin' At The PalominoHonkin' & Jivin' At The Palomino
Cleopatra Blues 2017
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Golden ClassicsGolden Classics
Collectables 1990
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Live at Birdland: 1957Live at Birdland: 1957
Collectables 1992
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BIG JAY MCNEELY Big 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big "J" In 3D
RnB 1959
BIG JAY MCNEELY Deacon Rides Again album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deacon Rides Again
RnB 1983
BIG JAY MCNEELY From Harlem To Camden album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
From Harlem To Camden
RnB 1984
BIG JAY MCNEELY Big Jay McNeely Meets The Penguins album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Jay McNeely Meets The Penguins
RnB 1984
BIG JAY MCNEELY Roadhouse Boogie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roadhouse Boogie
RnB 1985
BIG JAY MCNEELY Big Jay McNeely & The Ronnie Mack Band ‎: Welcome To California! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Jay McNeely & The Ronnie Mack Band ‎: Welcome To California!
RnB 1990
BIG JAY MCNEELY Blow The Wall Down! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blow The Wall Down!
RnB 1990
BIG JAY MCNEELY Big Jay McNeely & Christian Rannenberg ‎: Blues At Daybreak album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Jay McNeely & Christian Rannenberg ‎: Blues At Daybreak
RnB 1992
BIG JAY MCNEELY Honkin' Sax Riffs For Dj's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Honkin' Sax Riffs For Dj's
RnB 1993
BIG JAY MCNEELY Big Jay McNeely & Dana Gillespie : Cherry Pie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Jay McNeely & Dana Gillespie : Cherry Pie
RnB 1997
BIG JAY MCNEELY Big Jay McNeely & The Bad Boys : Deacon's Hop Since 1949 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Jay McNeely & The Bad Boys : Deacon's Hop Since 1949
RnB 1999
BIG JAY MCNEELY Central Avenue Confidential album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Central Avenue Confidential
RnB 1999
BIG JAY MCNEELY Big Jay McNeely Featuring Rinus Groenveld And Martijn Schok : Party Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Jay McNeely Featuring Rinus Groenveld And Martijn Schok : Party Time
RnB 2009
BIG JAY MCNEELY Life Story - A Recording With Ray Collins' Hot-Club & Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Life Story - A Recording With Ray Collins' Hot-Club & Friends
RnB 2012
BIG JAY MCNEELY Big Jay McNeely album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Jay McNeely
RnB 2012
BIG JAY MCNEELY I’m Still Here – Big Jay Sings the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I’m Still Here – Big Jay Sings the Blues
Blues 2018

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BIG JAY MCNEELY Plays A Rhythm and Blues Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays A Rhythm and Blues Concert
RnB 1955
BIG JAY MCNEELY Recorded Live At Cisco's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Recorded Live At Cisco's
RnB 1963
BIG JAY MCNEELY Loose On Sunset album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Loose On Sunset
RnB 1984
BIG JAY MCNEELY Jay Walkin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay Walkin'
RnB 1991
BIG JAY MCNEELY Live At Birdland 1957 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Birdland 1957
RnB 1992
BIG JAY MCNEELY Honkin' & Jivin' At The Palomino! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Honkin' & Jivin' At The Palomino!
RnB 2017

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BIG JAY MCNEELY Swingin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swingin'
RnB 1984
BIG JAY MCNEELY Blowin' Down The House album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blowin' Down The House
RnB 2016

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