One other Roger Troy highlight, confirms Dave Widow, is “Sweet Soul Music,” the lead-off track for The Electric Flag’s 1974 reunion album The Band Kept Playing. Fortunately, this song is available for preview on YouTube:
“Sweet Soul Music“
The Electric Flag (1974)
“Sweet Soul Music” is not a cover of the big Arthur Conley hit but rather an original song by Roger Troy & Mike Bloomfield, with Troy and Buddy Miles on co-lead vocals. Troy, in fact, would have a hand in writing the first three tracks on The Band Kept Playing.
Musical personnel on this album –
Roger Troy: Bass
Buddy Miles: Drums
Barry Goldberg: Keyboards
Nick Gravenites: Rhythm guitar
Michael Bloomfield: Lead guitar
Roger Troy, Buddy Miles & Nick Gravenites: Lead vocals
The Bonnaroo Horns under the direction of Peter Graves.
Horns arranged by Peter Graves & The Electric Flag
The Muscle Shoals Horns under the direction of Barry Beckett.
Horns arranged by Barry Beckett, Roger (Jellyroll) Troy & Jerry Wexler
Guests artists would also include Richard Tee (keyboards), Richard “King Biscuit Boy” Newell (harp), Nick Marerro (percussion) & Barry Beckett (mellotron & moog)
Recorded at Criteria Studios – Miami
Mastered By: George Piros
Producer: Jerry Wexler
Production assistance: Roger (Jellyroll) Troy
L to R –
Buddy Miles, Roger Troy, Nick Gravenites, Barry Goldberg & Mike Bloomfield
The Band Kept Playing – which enjoyed release in US, UK, Canada, Germany & Japan – would be reissued on compact disc in 2002 by Wounded Bird.