Heya (J.J. Light song)

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Single by J.J. Light
from the album Heya
B-side "On the Road Now"
Released 1969 (1969)
Format 7" single
Genre Rocksteady
Label Liberty
Producer(s) Bob Markley

"Heya" was a 1969 international hit song by J.J. Light, stage name for Navajo singer Jim Stallings, who played bass on several Sir Douglas Quintet albums.[1] "Heya", with B-side "On the Road Now", was released in Germany as Liberty catalog number 56111. Stallings studio band included Larry Knechtel on keyboards, guitarists Gary Rowles and Ron Morgan, and drummers Earl Palmer and Jim Gordon. The song begins with a Native American-like chant and reflects Stallings' ancestry.[2]


The song has been covered by Jeromino (1969), Adriano Celentano (1970), The Primevals (1987),[3] Krokus, and others.


  1. ^ Signal to Noise -2008 Volumes 49-51 - Page 110 "J J. Light's Heya. (Sunbeam). J.J. Light is a persona thought up in the late 60s by Jim Stallings, a scuffling Navajo singer-bassist, and Bob Markley, who honed the chops he later exercised as the svengali of - the West Coast Pop Art ..."
  2. ^ "J. J. Light - Heya". psychedelicfolk.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Option - Page 108 1987 " "Heya" is the J.J. Light chestnut, and while this record is not as strong as their earlier single. "Where Are You?." it is a line progressive step towards establishing the band on their own. The Primevals are interesting and bear watching.