Jellybread – First Slice (1970)

FrontCover1Formed at England’s Sussex University by pianist Pete Wingfield, Jellybread was originally completed by Paul Butler (guitar/vocals), John Best (bass), and Chris Waters (drums). In 1969 the quartet secured a recording contract with the exemplary Blue Horizon Records label and although largely unadventurous, their albums offered a highly competent grasp of black music, including both blues and soul. They provided stellar accompaniment on Lightnin’ Slim’s London Gumbo and B.B. King in London, but the unit dissolved in 1971 with the departure of Wingfield and Waters. Newcomers Rick Birkett (guitar, ex-Accent) and Kenny Lamb (drums) joined for Back to Begin Again, but Jellybread broke up when the set failed to make commercial headway. However, Wingfield enjoyed success as a solo artist, session pianist, and member of Olympic Runners. (by allmusic)

And this was the start of the short carrer of Jellybread. It´s another fine Blue Horizon album and if you like musicians like Georgie Fame or  Ben Sidran, then is the album a must !

John Best (bass)
Paul Butler (guitar, vocals)
Chris Waters (drums)
Pete Wingfield (keyboards, vocals)
unknown string + brass section

01. River’s Invitation (Mayfield) 2.20
02. I Pity The Fool (Malone) 4.46
03. Never Say No (Mayfield) 4.18
04. Chairman Mao’s Boogaloo (Wingfield) 2.08
05. Evening (Witherspoon) 7.12
06. I’ve Got To Forget You (Malone) 2.50
07. Boogie Sandwich (Wingfield) 1.52
08. Rusty Blade (Waters/Best/Butler/Wingfield) 4.18
09. No Brag Just Fact (Pts. 1 & 2) (Waters/Best/Butler/Wingfield) 3.58
10. No One Else (Wingfield) 3.38
11. Don’t Pay Them No Mind (Wingfield)