Friday, September 23, 2011

The Soul Corner - "Mr. Big Stuff" - Jean Knight

Been so distracted by a crazy week at work and the R.E.M. breakup that I had no idea what song I was going with today. Then driving home from work just now, this chestnut came on the radio - "Mr. Big Stuff" which hit #2 on the Billboard Top 40 charts in 1971; by New Orleans native Jean Knight on Stax Records. A great single, sampled so many times it probably keeps some lucky publishing agent busy.

So we dedicate this one to all the ladies out there. Don't let those phonies push you around. Jean Knight sure knew how to bring him down a peg or two.
Here's a terrific live version with the full on Stax treatment:

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