A previously unreleased track from Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity has been released as a single by Soul Bank Music.
Featuring Driscoll singing Jeannine, a jazz-dance classic by singer and lyricist Eddie Jefferson, the track was discovered in Hammond organ hero Auger's personal archive as he prepared material for a retrospective compilation of his music spanning 50 years, to be released in February.
Auger and Driscoll scored a massive hit Europe-wide with their treatment of Rick Danko, from The Band, and Bob Dylan’s This Wheel’s on Fire in 1968 before Driscoll moved into more experimental music with her husband, pianist Keith Tippett’s Centipede and albums of her own songs including 1969 and Sunset Glow.
She and Auger, who meantime had formed Oblivion Express with Scots, drummer Robbie McIntosh and guitarist Jim Mullen and bassist Barry Dean, reunited briefly in 1978 for the album Encore. This Wheels on Fire subsequently became the theme song for television comedy series Absolutely Fabulous.
Performing under her married name, Tippetts, Driscoll has continued to make fearlessly spontaneous and creative music. Auger’s Oblivion Express still tours, with his son, Karma on drums and Scottish singer Alex Ligertwood, who sang with the band in the 1970s before joining Santana, as guest vocalist.