Archive for December 6th, 2007

6th December
written by Matt The Cat
Big Jay McNeely

Los Angeles sax “honkers” were big in the late 1940s and early ’50s, but no one was bigger than Big Jay McNeely. He established himself in 1949 with the R&B; chart topper, “Deacon’s Hop” and kept the crazed, almost be-bop sax blowing going on strong throughout the 1950s. Hear Big Jay tell his own story to Matt The Cat in an exclusive interview, only on “Harlem”.

Harlem Airs On The 50s on 5:
Monday 12/10 at 1pm ET
Tuesday 12/11 at 9pm PT – Midnight ET
Friday 12/14 at 6pm ET
Sunday 12/16 at 11am ET