The Jelly Roll Kings
The Jelly Roll Kings were an electric Delta blues band. The members of the band were: Frank Frost (keyboard/harmonica), Big Jack Johnson (guitar) and Sam Carr (drums). Their most famous songs included "The Jelly Roll King", and "Catfish Blues".
The three had been playing together irregularly from 1962 and into the seventies under the name The Nighthawks. In 1979 they were invited by Michael Frank to record now as The Jelly Roll Kings, their debut Rockin' the Juke Joint Down, which was a debut release of Earwig Music Company too. In the following years they kept performing separately, but were recorded again. Fat Possum Records released the Kings 1997 follow-up, Off Yonder Wall. It was produced by Robert Palmer, and included tracks such as "That's Alright Mama" and "Baby Please Don't Go."
Frank Frost died in 1999, Sam Carr followed in 2009, and Big Jack Johnson in 2011.
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