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Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu
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Huey (Piano) Smith, John(ny) Vincent

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Date Performance 1969-00-00
Running Time 2:45
Performers John Best (Bass), Paul Butler (Guitar), Paul Butler (Vocals), Pete Wingfield (Vocals), Pete Wingfield (Piano), Chris Waters (Drums), Mike Vernon (Produced By), Mike Ross(-Trevor) (Engineered By)
Commentsby Jellybread. Stereo Version. Recorded in late 1969 at CBS Studio, New Bond Street, London. Original Release: Blue Horizon #57-3174 (A-Side). Source: Original analogue tape. Another fine fully-pro band that have just missed making a big mark on the music world. "I've received so many tapes and demo discs over the last eight years from new aspiring singers and groups it's almost enough to give you a heart attack. The waste-paper basket almost warmed to just such an acetate from a Sussex University band known as Jellybread-luckily I played it first and discovered what I thought was a winner. Four university students formed Jellybread (after the song of the same title by Booker T & the MG's) as an experiment. As an experiment it was a success; turning professional on leaving University, recording an album which was voted one of the best British blues albums by Melody Maker; a single 'Old Man Hank' which was on the top BBC playlists for five weeks and almost a chart record. Three albums and six singles later, Jellybread are still together in name, although Paul is the only original member left. Pete Wingfield left first to join the Keef Hartley Band and is now working with Colin Blunstone-but his song writing abilities as well as outstanding keyboard work have earned him much acclaim: sessions with and songs recorded by Keef Hartley, B.B. King, Jimmy Dawkins, Colin Blunstone, Lightin' Slim and top Dutch group Livin' Blues. John Best was replaced by Stuart McDonald; Chris Waters by Kenny Lamb (who used to work with Tom Jones, the Fantastics and Key Largo) and Pete's place was taken by second guitarist Rick Hayward, an original member of Argent. Jellybread is going to be a name to watch for the future." - Mike Vernon
Appears On
The Blue Horizon Story 1965-1970 Vol. 1 (1997)
Various Artists
History Of British Blues (1973)
Various Artists

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