When I bought this 45 I was expecting bubblegum. With a title like 'Grape Jelly Love' that was a safe bet right? WRONG!
Geoffrey Stevens offers up two self penned pop psych classics.
'Grape Jelly Love' has since turned up on Fading Yellow Volume 6. I've checked their liners and Geoffrey Stevens is a complete mystery.
A search on the cool Searchin' For Shakes database suggested a UK origin. I reckon this is completely wrong, but I'm open for jelly love, advice and information. Also when was the record released?
'Grape Jelly Love' sounds like Paul Parrish songs from his 'The Forest Of My Mind' LP on Music Factory. It's a pop psych delight with trippy whispered vocals near the end. I really dig this tune. Very catchy and memorable.
The other side 'Do That Again' is also very good with a similar sound and pop psych reverie. Delightful arrangement from Harold Battiste who had also worked with Cher. This track remains uncompiled.