Jean Knight


Mr. Big Stuff

  • Release Date: 07 Nov 1991
  • SCD-8554-2

New Orleans vocalist Jean Knight was earning her living baking cakes and biscuits at a Catholic women's college when she traveled to Malaco Studios in Jackson, Mississippi in May 1970 to cut "Mr. Big Stuff" for veteran Crescent City producer-arranger Wardell Quezerque. The single, with its tightly locked, uniquely syncopated bass-and-drum bottom pumped way up in the mix, was released nearly a year later by Stax. Shooting to No. 1 on the r&b chart (No. 2 pop), it sold 2.7 million… MORE