Week of February 24, 2002

Heavy Jelly


Pete Badfinger - harmony
Tom Badfinger - harmony
Alex Dmochowski - bass
Barry Jenkins - drums
Michael Kellie - drums
Bobby Keys - tenor sax
Jackie Lomax - vocals, guitar
John Moorhead - guitar
Jim Price - trumpet, trombone


Take Me Down To The Water (Psycho 30) 1984 
(A reissue of a promo-only album issued on Head in 1969. Also reissued on CD, Flash56)


I Keep Singing That Same Old Song/Blue (Island WIP 6049) 1968 
Time Out Chewn In/The Long Wait (Head HDS 4001) 1969

This name was originally used by Skip Bifferty who recorded one good rock 45, "I Keep Singing That Same Old Song", for Island under this monicker after responding to an ad in 'Time Out'. At 7 minutes 49 seconds, this was one of the longest singles ever made, yet it still made the charts in some European countries. It's definitely recommended, and if you can't locate the 45, look for this track on the "Nice Enough To Eat" sampler or on "The Age Of Enlightenment - Prog Rock, Vol. One" (CD). The band used this name to avoid contractual problems, but quit when it was discovered that another band (line-up listed above) was using the same name.

This blues-influenced outfit was put together by guitarist John Moorhead and, in addition, to the "Time Out" 45, recorded a promo-only album on Head Records, which is obviously extremely rare now. Psycho Records reissued this in 1984 although most of it is eminently forgettable. 

Bobby Keys also played with The Rolling Stones, Faces, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Joe Cocker and many others, and Jackie Lomax had previously been with The Undertakers. He also fronted Lomax Alliance and recorded for Apple in the late 60s and Warner Bros. in the 70s.

Taken from The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson
ISBN 1 899855 04 1

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