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The brother of Jo-Ann Kelly he also recorded solo albums and 45s in the eighties, when he was also in The Blues Band.
He'd started out playing on the folk circuit and on a trip to America in 1966 played at Gerdes Folk City in New York. Whilst over there he saw people like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Upon his return to England he developed his interest in acoustic blues with his sister Jo-Ann Kelly and Tony McPhee. In the Summer of 1967 he joined the John Dummer Blues Band on vocals and slide guitar. He quit in August 1969, worn out after the incessant touring, to embark on a solo career, recording the two above albums. Then, after a brief spell in Rock Salt, which didn't really get off the ground, in 1972, he teamed up with John Dummer again the same year in the Ooblee Dooblee Band. He later played in The Dogs from 1974-75, The Wild Cats in 1978-79, The Blues Band and later still fronted his own band.
Kelly came to the public eye as part of the British blues boom. The sister of Dave Kelly, she was a very powerful white blues singer. On her debut album she combined her own compositions with unique interpretations of traditional blues numbers. The album was critically acclaimed at the time but didn't sell and is now sought-after by blues collectors.
The two EPs were made prior to the above album; the first with other artists, the second recorded live at the Bridge House Club.
She can also be heard singing Rollin' And Tumblin' on Gutbucket and Oh Death (with Tony McPhee) on Son Of Gutbucket.
She also sang on Dave Kelly's, Tony McPhee's and John Dummer's albums, on Brunning-Hall Sunflower Blues Band's second album and Stefan Grossman's Country Blues Guitar album. She was in Chilli Willi and The Red Hot Peppers and later in Tramp. Sadly she died a few years back of a brain tumour.
01. Gotta Keep Running
02. No Fun For Me
03. Fair Theme
04. You Got It
05. Way I Feel Today
06. The Fields Of Night
07. Poor Old Bill
08. Hello L.A. Bye Bye Birmingham
09. It's You
10. Green Winter
11. Brooklyn Bridge
12. Get Right Church