Premier in the nascent Northwest rock music scene set list for young bands during the early 1960s was the smoothly flowing instrumental "J.A.J." "J.A.J." was purportedly penned by the godfather of Northwest rhythm & blues / rock, piano player - organist Dave Lewis. The song was named for an early Lewis guitarist, Jerry (Jive Ass Jerry) Allen.
As best as can be determined Lewis never recorded or released "J.A.J." on tape or disc. It was popularized , recorded and issued by Seattle's Dynamics. (See Seafair - Bolo # 45 - 730 & Seafair # 107).
The Kingsmen's "J.A.J." first appeared in 1964 as side 2, track #4 on their debut lp The Kingsmen In Person featuring Louie, Louie (Wand 657). That same year it was reissued on Side One, Track #2 of the compilation lp The Original Great Northwest Hits Volume Two (Jerden #7002). It never appeared in 45 rpm format.
SPEED: 33 1/3 rpm
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