Lil Roger and his Fabulous Vels


Hamilton, 1965-8

Lil Roger and the Vels were led by Roger Troutman and included his brother Lester on drums. It's not known who the other members were but they may have included one or two more Troutman brothers.

This group recorded a 45 that they released on their own, then Jewel records re-released it on their Teen subsidiary. 

The band played in Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton.

Some years later, Roger and his brothers formed Roger and the Human Body, who became Zapp.

Discography 
Night Time / Jolly Organ - no label, 1965
Jolly Roger / Night Time - Teen 918, 1966

Same recordings, "Jolly Organ" renamed "Jolly Roger"