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Jelly Roll Morton ~ Songs List

1923-1924 [Milestone]

Jelly Roll Morton was the first great composer and piano player of Jazz. He was a talented arranger who wrote special scores that took advantage of the three-minute limitations of the 78 rpm records. But more than all these things, he was a real character whose spirit shines brightly through history, like his diamond studded smile. As a teenager Jelly Roll Morton worked in the whorehouses of Storyville as a piano player. From 1904 to 1917 Jelly Roll rambled around the South

Jelly Roll Morton - photograph taken in Chicago c 1927

Sheet Music- 1915,The "Jelly Roll" Blues, composed by Fred 'Jelly Roll' Morton

Vintage Sheet Music Cover Art - "Jelly Roll" Blues, composed by Fred 'Jelly Roll' Morton

American Ragtime and early Jazz Pianist Jelly Roll Morton

American Ragtime and early Jazz Pianist Jelly Roll Morton was well-known in the He would be booked to perform at Hearst's party, and get many cheers.

Pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton was born in New Orleans, LA, #onthisday in 1890.

King Porter -- Joe King Oliver/Jelly Roll Morton 1924 King Porter Stomp is a tune by Jelly Roll Morton. Morton himself first recorded the number in 1923 as a.

Jelly Roll Morton - American ragtime and early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer who started his career in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Jelly Roll Morton Jelly Roll Morton played in Storyville saloons. Date unknown. The Times-Picayune

Jelly Roll Morton - Hesitation Blues - ..an American virtuoso pianist and composer who some call the first true composer of jazz music.

His composition "Jelly Roll Blues" was the first published jazz composition, in

The Crave - Jelly Roll Morton (Original Version)

Jelly Roll Morton: A Pivotal Figure in Early Jazz . Listen Jelly Roll Morton: A Pivotal Figure in Early Jazz Know more about Jelly Roll Morton: A Pivotal Figure in Early Jazz -Daily Music Break

Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe (October 20, 1885 – July 10, 1941),[1] known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton was an American ragtime and early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer.  Widely recognized as a pivotal figure in early jazz, Morton is perhaps most notable as jazz's first arranger, proving that a genre rooted in improvisation could retain its essential spirit and characteristics when notated.

Ferdinand Jelly Roll Morton born Ferdinand Lamothe New Orleans 20 Oct. Angeles 10 July 1941 July 1923 Richmond disc Gennett See JELLY .

Jelly Roll Morton (1927) - "A compilation of Jelly Roll Morton’s classic Chicago “Red Hot Peppers” sessions, recorded in 1926-27. Ragtime and early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer from New Orleans, Louisiana – started out his musical career playing brothels as a teenager, then toured the American South as part of a minstrel show, before settling in Chicago where he started to write songs.  ...(Wikipedia)"

Photograph of Jelly Roll Morton in his teenaged years. According to jazz historian William Russell, may be earliest known photo of Morton, showing him at about age about

Jelly Roll Morton - NPR Biography  Lemott; La Menthe; La Mothe; Ferdinand Joseph (1890-1941) Composer and pianist

My favorite part about this guy is he got his start playing in whorehouses. He was tipped handsomely "playing to the choreography of the prostitute". He would also claim to have invented jazz.

Jelly Roll Morton, a key figure in the arrangement of early jazz, proved that the essential spirit of the improvisational tradition could be preserved even when jazz music was officially notated.

US Stamp 1995 - Legends of American Music Jazz Musicians Jelly Roll Morton Composer and Pianist

Jelly Roll Morton. Pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader.

Jelly Roll Morton Biography form the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Uncredited Photographer     Jelly Roll Morton, New orleans     1910    “Get up from that piano. You hurtin’ its feelings.”  Jelly Roll Morton

Uncredited Photographer Jelly Roll Morton, New Orleans, 1910 -- “Get up from that piano. You hurtin’ its feelings.

Jelly Roll Morton - Tiger Rag

Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe (Jelly Roll Morton) a an American ragtime and early jazz pianist, bandleader the years

3 Kings of Jazz: The Music of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke and Jelly Roll Morton [CD], 15267108

3 Kings of Jazz: The Music of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke and Jelly Roll Morton [CD]

3 Kings of Jazz: The Music of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke and Jelly Roll Morton [CD], 15267108

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