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SAVOY 713; OCTOBER, 1949



Well you gotta hand to them… Savoy Records pulled this off the best could, all things considered.

The record company had been faced with a difficult decision when Big Jay McNeely, the new youthful face of the wild sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, left after just two recording sessions held at the tail end of 1948. When each of his first two releases for the label became national hits, one of them a #1 smash, Savoy was stuck. They had a few more sides in the can and they certainly were going to be released but the question was “When”?

This was when.
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