Songs From the Record World

“A soulful mix of blues and jazz classics from harmonica wizard Jelly Roll Johnson. Backed by a rock-solid trio of Pat Bergeson on guitar, Dave Pomeroy on bass, and Chris Brown on drums.”

This instrumental release showcases Jelly Roll’s emotional harmonica on classics that range from his hauntingly romantic chromatic on “In a Sentimental Mood” to his down and dirty blues harp on “Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy” to the joyful “Hallelujah I Love Her So.” Jelly Roll’s latest instrumental offering was inspired by some of the songs he first heard at Jerry’s Record World in Cleveland, Tennessee in 1972. “I discovered blues by Little Walter and Paul Butterfield, jazz by Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington, and the genius of Ray Charles,” Jelly says. “It was a life-changing experience for me, and I hope this album will pay tribute to that music.”