Sleepy Sunday, Vol. 31

Sometimes you just need to slow it down on Sunday.

Today’s tune from Sleepy LaBeef, national treasure, will do the trick.

It’s a slow blues tune written and originally done by Big Jay McNeely, the wildest of the honking sax players of the ’50s. When McNeely recorded this tune in 1959, the vocals were done by Little Sonny Warner. It was the biggest hit for both men.

Sleepy recorded this at Singleton Sound Studio in Nashville, but I don’t know the date. Judging from the sound, I’m guessing the late ’70s. There’s no sax on his version, but there is some pretty good guitar and piano work.

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“There Is Something On Your Mind,” Sleepy LaBeef, from “The Human Jukebox,” 1995.

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Filed under September 2007, Sounds

One response to “Sleepy Sunday, Vol. 31

  1. This is a nice version. I’ve been enjoying these forays into Sleepy’s back catalogue. Thanks.

    My fave version of this is Professor Longhairs – it’s a great song all round, though.

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