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Dead man blues : Jelly Roll Morton way out West

Author: Philip Pastras
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press ; [Chicago] : Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College Chicago, ©2001.
Series: Music of the African diaspora, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton sat down at the piano in the Library of Congress in May 1938 to begin his monumental series of interviews with Alan Lomax, he spoke of his years on the West Coast with the nostalgia of a man recalling a golden age, a lost Eden. He had arrived in Los Angeles more than 20 years earlier, but he still recounted his losses vividly. Tbe keenest loss was his separation from Anita
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Jelly Roll Morton; Jelly Roll Morton; Anita Gonzales; Jelly Roll Morton; Jelly Roll Morton; Anita Gonzales; Jelly Roll Morton; Jelly Roll Morton; Anita Gonzales; Anita Gonzales; Jelly Roll Morton; Jelly Roll Morton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Pastras
ISBN: 0520215230 9780520215238 0520236874 9780520236875
OCLC Number: 45963185
Description: xxiv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prelude to a Riff --
Mamanita and the "Voodoo Witch" --
L.A. Jelly, 1917-1923 --
The Scrapbook --
Last Days.
Series Title: Music of the African diaspora, 5.
Other Titles: Jelly Roll Morton way out West
Responsibility: Phil Pastras.
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Offers a fresh interpretation of the life and work of Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton, one of the most important and influential early practitioners of jazz. This book sheds light on Morton's personal  Read more...

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"A smart and engaging exploration of an inventive jazzman's lost years...A well-written contribution to jazz history, and fine tribute to Morton's life and work."-Kirkus Reviews "Pastras reveals Read more...

 
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