Jellyroll was an American brass-rock band from Cincinnati that released a self-titled album on Kapp Records in 1971.

Members: Roger Troy (lead vocals), Eddie Setser (guitar), Tim Hedding (keyboards, backing vocals), Lee Asch (alto, tenor, baritone saxophone), Dave Parkinson (tenor saxophone), Bob Thorne (trumpet), Joe DeAguero (conga), Stu Perry (drums, percussion)


Jellyroll evolved from The Dapps, a mid-’60s Cincinnati soul-funk band that included guitarist Eddie Setser, keyboardist Tim Hedding, and saxophonists Lee Asch and Dave Parkinson. The Dapps released three 1968 singles on the local King label, the first two featuring Alfred Ellis — aka Pee Wee Ellis, who surfaced in another brass-rock group, Gotham.

Singer and bassist Roger Troy was fresh off a stint in Shades of Joy. He played on their 1970 second album The Music of El Topo, comprised of jazz-psych versions of soundtrack themes from the Alejandro Jodorowsky acid Western.

Jellyroll became a septet with drummer Stu Perry and trumpeter Bob Thorne. They signed with Kapp, a longtime pop, country, and easy listening label with a growing array of post-psych acts (Silver Apples, Good Rats, Linda Perhacs).


  • Jellyroll (1971)


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