Phil Cay and the Blue Notes
Phil Cay and the Blue Notes was a rock and roll band active in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The group was headed by Jacksonville, Florida native Phil Cay on piano and vocals along with Ray McStevenson on guitar, Dale Dunkin, Johnny Bowman on drums, and Jimmie Davidson on bass.
They played their first paying gig at the American Legion Hall on Lakeshore Boulevard in 1958. Henry Hertzog of Hart Records was in the crowd, and signed them to a recording contract which resulted in 15 pressings before 1965. Their first single, "Meet Me in the Barnyard", featured saxophonist Vincent Oliver. Locally Tommy Charles managed and promoted the group, ensuring airplay on WSGN-AM as well as WBAM-AM in Montgomery and WAPE-AM in Jacksonville. Cay went on to perform with another group, the Chantels. He and his wife now perform together in the Jacksonville area.
- Parker, Sylvia (September 3, 2012) "Phil Cay and the Blue Notes" Alabamalama