King Records RnB artist covered by The Aerosmiths is Cleveland's own Bullmoose
. Here's Jackson's original recording of Big ten inch record
Benjamin Clarence 'Bullmoose' Jackson played sax with Lucky Millander
's band (where he picked up his nickname) and got his big break as a singer when Wynonie Harris
didn't show up one night. He started making records on his own, and formed his Buffalo Bearcats in 1947. For a time, he employed jazz players Tadd Dameron
and Benny Golson
. Jackson retired from the road in the early 1960s and, following a brief career resurgence in the 1980s passed away in Cleveland on July 31, 1989 at the age of 70.
Big Ten Inch Record
and Nosey joe
(1952) (written by Leiber and Stoller
, covered here by the Nailhead Drivers) were popular juke box sides, but too risqué for broadcast.
I want a bow-legged woman
(1948) was probably right on the fence.
Why don't you haul off and love me
(1949), originally done by King 'hillbilly' artist Wayne Raney
(1949) was also covered by Johnny Burnette
and Porter Wagoner
and Dolly Parton
. I love you yes I do
(1947) is said to be the first RnB single to sell a million copies, though it doesn't sound like what we now think of as RnB. Here's Jackson singing I love you yes I do
in the film Boarding House Blues
1948 with Lucky Millander's band). And finally, All my love belongs to you
Jackson didn't write Ten Inch Record
. The label says "F. Weismantel". Information on Fred Weismantel is mighty thin on the ground -- I've begun to suspect that he's a pseudonym. He is listed as arranger and co-writer on a dozen or so King sides, often paired with Henry Glover
. Besides Big Ten Inch Record, he is credited on recordings by Wayne Raney, Lucky Millinder, Wynonie Harris, and Annisteen Allen.
He is listed in the credits on one Jack Webb movie, The D.I., aka The Drill Instructor
Later he shows up as an arranger and co-writer on a string of second-rate teenage singles on second-rate teenage label Co-ed records