#1
Does anyone know exactly what the significance of the term 'Jelly Roll' is? I've noticed it appear in the blues quite often, but I've never been sure of it's meaning.

Thanks
#3
It's usually a sexual reference to a female body part. Sometimes it's used to mean sex in general.
#6
and it's no wonder your reason goes bad,
jelly roll will drive you stone mad
#7
I've never heard it used to mean a penis, do you have any examples?
#8
Well, she says: "Can I put in an order, three weeks ahead?
I'd rather have yo' jelly roll than my home cooked bread
'Cause I love good old jelly, yes, that good old jelly roll"
She says: "It does me so much good, well, deep down in my soul"

Good Old Jelly - Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee


Good morning little schoolgirl, ah, I remember way back, I remember way back
When I was twelve, baby when I was twelve years old
You know I was looking for a schoolgirl just to, eat my jelly roll, yeah

Good Morning Little Schoolgirl - Johnny Winter
#9
You can shake it, you can breakit you can hang it on the wall
But sweet Mama, don't you let it fall
My Jelly
My Roll
Sweet Mama don't you let it fall
#11
Jelly Roll was kind of easy to figure out after hearing in it in a couple songs. But yesterday my dad told me what Steely Dan really was, thats the most clever band name ive heard of.
"See the Glory Of the Royal Scam"
#12
^ yeh, i had a smile on my face all day when i first figured that out


Hey Mr Jelly Roll Baker , Can i please be your slave
When i'm Dead and Gone , i'm gonna Rise up from the Grave
For your Sweet Jelly Roll , The Best Jelly Roll in Town
You're the only Man Baking , and i'm gonna keep my Damper Down

Well can i Place an Order for Three Weeks Ahead
I'd Rather have my Jellies , Than some 'ol Big Bed
'Cos i'm Crazy 'bout that Jelly , The Best Jelly Roll in Town
You're the only Man Baking , and i'm gonna keep you're Damper Down

You Can Take All my Women , you can talk even more
I Gotta Brand New Secret , you can't catch at all
I'm a Jelly Roll Baker , I Bake The Best Jelly Roll in Town
I'm The Only Man Baking and i'm gonna keep my Damper Down
I'm The Only Man Baking and i'm gonna keep my Damper Down
I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to
- Jimi Hendrix


Im tired of following my dreams, im going to ask them where their going and hook up with them later
- Mitch Hedberg
#14
Quote by BluezOldy
Don't keep me in suspense!



A certain sexual device......
"See the Glory Of the Royal Scam"