Papa Grows Funk developed from a series of Monday night jam sessions helmed by Gros at New Orleans’ Maple Leaf beginning in 2000. Gros would invite some friends down to play, and the impromptu jams became a common bond for a handful of musicians, including guitarist June Yamagichi, sax player Jason Mingledorff, bassist Marc Pero and drummer Jeffery “Jellybean” Alex-ander, who now make up Papa Grows Funk.
After about six months, the phone began ringing, with callers seeking to book the quintet known for its New Orleans roots style and loose, innovative approach. Since then, Papa Grows Funk has wowed crowds across the United States, Europe and Japan. Each calender year is marked by approximately 200 performances by the band, and they have ramped up touring, playing nearly three times as many gigs than they were prior to the storm.
Track 4 - Yellow Submarine – Papa Grows Funk (2:56)
written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
published by Sony/ATV Tunes LLC/Beatles
lead vocals, piano, organ – John “Papa” Gros
saxophone – Jason Mingledorff;
guitar – June Yamagishi
bass – Donald Ramsey
drums – Jeffrey “Jellybean” Alexander
backing vocals – John Gros, Jason Mingledorf,
June Yamagishi, Jeffrey Alexander, Donald Ramsey
recorded at Word of Mouth Studios, Algiers by Tim Stambaugh
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