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Big Jay McNeely

Big Jay McNeely has been played on NTS shows including Diddy Wah, with Big Jay Shuffle first played on 13 June 2016.

Big Jay McNeely (Cecil James McNeely, Watts, Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 29, 1927 - September 16, 2018) was an American rhythm and blues tenor saxophonist.

McNeely was inspired by Illinois Jacquet and Lester Young. He teamed up with his older brother Robert McNeely, who played baritone saxophone, and made his first recordings with drummer Johnny Otis, who ran the Barrelhouse Club that stood only a few blocks from McNeely's home. Shortly after he performed on Otis's "Barrel House Stomp", Ralph Bass, A&R…

Big Jay Shuffle
Big Jay McNeely, Eddie Chamblee
Federal Records, United0
Big Jay Shuffle
Big Jay McNeely, Eddie ChambleeFederal Records, United0