There's Something on Your Mind

Album: Golden Classics (1960)
Charted: 31
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Songfacts®:

  • Original title: "There's Nothing on Your Mind."
  • A cover of Big Jay McNeely's #44 record from 1958. McNeely was a jazz saxophonist whose concerts were opened with fluorescent lights bouncing off his big band's shirts as he lay down on the stage, frantically playing away.
  • Prior to recording this song, Bobby Marchan made his name as part of the Powder Box Revue (a troupe of female impersonators) and, later, as the primary lead singer of Huey "Piano" Smith and the Clowns (he shared the lead for the group's #9 hit "Don't You Just Know It").
  • In early 1959, Marchan parted ways with Smith, formed his own group (the Tick Tocks), and recorded this. The release was delayed by legal wrangling caused by Marchan selling the single to three different labels. When it was finally released (by Fire Records), the label credited Marchan as a solo artist. >>
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    Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for all above

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