Roger Troy‘s band, Jellyroll – as we learned from the previous piece – had inked a contract with Kapp Records around the same time Rick Powell and Wayne Perry enlisted Troy’s help on their “Pain” b/w “Gonna Have a Good Time” single. Troy would co-write the flip side of the band’s debut single, “Help Me Over” (what timing – this YouTube audio track was only posted three months ago):
“Help Me Over” Jellyroll Recorded in 1970
Roger Troy: Lead vocals & bass
Tim Hedding: Keyboards & backing vocals
Ed Setser: Guitar
Stu Perry: Drums & percussion
Les Asch: Alto, tenor & baritone saxophones
Dave Parkinson: Tenor sax
Bob Thorne: Trumpet
Cosme Joseph Deaguero: Conga
Curiously, Kapp would issue a total of two singles for Jellyroll — and “Help Me Over” would be the B-side for each one!
Photo courtesy of the Roger “Jellyroll” Troy Facebook page
According to the person who posted this audio track on YouTube, Troy’s musical career would include a professional association with these artists: The Fendermen, The Hollywood Argyles, Michael Bloomfield & Friends, Maria Muldaur, Mick Taylor, Lonnie Mack, Nick Gravenites, Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales, Mike Finnigan, Timmy Goshorn & Larry Goshorn of Pure Prairie League, and Dave Widow. This same person would also note that at least three of the band members (Tim Heding, Ed Setser & Les Asch) had prior experience with James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, and/or The Dapps.
1970 Kapp LP
Roger Troy would have a hand in writing all but two of the songs on their debut Kapp LP. Discogs.com has this historical note about the album:
“This LP probably was released in 1970. At the very least, a promotional copy was available to radio as early as July 1970. It was listed on playlist reports by WLOF (July 17), KTLK (August 13), and KLIV (September 3).”