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"Help Me Over"

Roger ‘Jellyroll’ Troy: Soul Rocker

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

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"The Sweetheart Tree"

The Boss Guitars’ Cinemusica

Kapp had big plans for The Boss Guitars.  This US indie label had an impressive global distribution network, and 1965 would see the release of recordings by the guitar duo in the US, UK, Spain, and Germany (possibly even Hong Kong and Brazil).  The group’s debut album, The Boss Guitars

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"Spanish Grease"

“Spanish Grease”: El Chicano Covers Willie Bobo

El Chicano – a Los Angeles band who created what they termed, “the brown sound” – hit the US top 40 in 1970 with the Latin jazz funk instrumental, “Viva Tirado” on the Kapp label. (image courtesy of Discogs) Kapp – an indie label started in 1954 by David Kapp,

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