Mr. Big Stuff

Mr. Big Stuff
"Mr. Big Stuff"
Single by Jean Knight
from the album Mr. Big Stuff
B-side "Why I Keep Living These Memories"
Released May 1971
Genre Soul
Length 2:27
Label Stax
Writer(s) Joseph Broussard
Carol Washington
Ralph Williams
Producer Wardell Quezergue
Jean Knight singles chronology
"Mr. Big Stuff"
(1971)
"You Think You're Hot"
(1971)

"Mr. Big Stuff" is a song by R&B singer Jean Knight. Released from her 1971 debut album of the same title, it became a huge crossover hit. The song spent five weeks at number-one on Billboard's Best Selling Soul Singles and peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.[1] "Mr. Big Stuff" would become one of Stax Records's most popular and recognizable hits. It was also featured in the film D2: The Mighty Ducks and in the 1977 mini-series, "The Bronx Is Burning.".[2]

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Cover versions

  • American all-female heavy metal band Precious Metal (which included singer-guitarist Janet Robin as a member) released a cover of the song from their self-titled 1990 album.
  • Canadian singer Sheree Jeacocke included a cover of the song on her 1995 EP Jeacocke.

Sampling

  • In 1987, rapper Heavy D recorded "Mr. Big Stuff", which also became a hit. Though his version was entirely different from the original version, Knight's hook line ("Mr. Big Stuff, who do you think you are?") was prominently featured throughout the song.
  • In 1994, the song was prominently interpolated into TLC's "Switch" on their CrazySexyCool album.
  • A sample of the composition was used for the self-titled song by Queen Latifah, Shades and Free, which was included on the soundtrack of the 1996 movie The Associate.
  • "Mr. Big Stuff" was sampled in 2000 by Everclear in the song "AM Radio from their album Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 1: Learning How to Smile."

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 331. 
  2. ^ "D2: The Mighty Ducks - Original Soundtrack" allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-11-03.

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Preceded by
"Don't Knock My Love (Pt. 1)" by Wilson Pickett
Billboard's Best Selling Soul Singles number one single
July 3 - July 31, 1971
Succeeded by
"Hot Pants (Pt. 1) by James Brown

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