Many know Jellybean Johnson from the all-star funk band, The Time. However, that’s just one story of success in a lifetime in the music industry.
A Musicians Life
At the age of 13 Jellybean’s mom bought him his first drum set and soon after he started playing guitar when he was 15. It was at that age that he joined a band called Flyte Time. After becoming a long time member of The Time and the Fame of Purple Rain ” Bean ” has also been in The Family which is now fDeluxe, ( another Prince project ). Today, while staying busy touring with Morris Day and The Time and fDeluxe he also has a band by the name of The Jellybean Johnson Experience which is soon to release its first album. A drummer, guitarist, songwriter, producer and musician Jellybean can do it all.
Jellybean the Producer
The story above would be any musicians dream but this legend has more fame to claim! After the Purple Rain era he joined forces with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis which led to 5 top 10 hits with Flyte Time. One of these hits he produced was Janet Jackson’s Black Cat which reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Bean had become in-demand as a session guitarist (and drummer/percussionist) for Janet Jackson, Alexander O’Neal , New Edition , and many others. He also co-produced Mint Condition‘s debut LP.
Between touring and the new Jellybean Johnson Experience release, 2018 is sure to be an exciting year for music lovers. Keep your eyes open and ears ready for some rock and funk from this musical Icon!
Put Some Jelly On It!
Get the hot new single by Jellybean Johnson ” Put Some Jelly On It ! “
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The Jellybean Johnson Experience CD
Real music Radio is working together with Jellybean Johnson to help raise the funds needed to complete his first album! Please click the image below for his GoFundMe page and check out all the great incentives to donate to this awesome project! Make sure and share with all your friends and across all social media.
Introducing the new music video ” Put Some Jelly On It! “
This is what happens when many supporters of real music come together! This song and music video was made possible by people who love and support Jellybean and donated to his GoFundMe Project above! From everyone involved in the process, We THANK YOU! The journey isn’t over yet! There are still more songs and videos to create. Please continue to support this great project and if you can’t donate then please share the link. If you think this song is Funky and love this video then just wait till you see whats around the corner!
- Jellybean Johnson/Drums/Guitar
- Ronnie Baker Brooks/Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
- Chance Howard/Keyboard
- Tracey Blake/Bass
- Jerome Benton/Samitch
- Marty Bragg/Writer/Director
- James Popeye Greer/Producer
- Regal Bragg/Crew
- Todd Fitzgerald/Equipment
- Brooke Calder and the Put Some Jelly On It Crew/Style
- Brooke Calder/Choreography
- Markaja Cooper/Jelly
- CEO Kaja’s Hip Hop Production Co.
- Jason Hollis/Sound Tech
- Prime 6 Restaurant
- Diamone Allen Manger @ Prime 6 Restaurant
- Alexandra Nelson Manger Prime 6 Restaurant
- James Popeye Greer/Music Consultant
- Winterland Studios
- Matt Wales Media