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Jelly's blues : the life, music, and redemption of Jelly Roll Morton

Author: Howard Reich; William Gaines
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shares the virtually uncelebrated life of jazz composer Jelly Roll Morton, from his introduction into music, to his sharp decline in popularity, to the revival of his music following the discovery of his archive in 1992.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reich, Howard.
Jelly's blues.
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo, ©2003
(OCoLC)639667391
Named Person: Jelly Roll Morton; Jelly Roll Morton; Jelly Roll Morton; Jelly Roll Morton; Jelly Roll Morton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Reich; William Gaines
ISBN: 0306812096 9780306812095 0306813505 9780306813504
OCLC Number: 52279630
Notes: "Annotated discography": pages 267-270.
Description: xiv, 288 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
The district --
Inventing Jelly Roll --
The proselytizer --
Chicago hustle --
Thirty-fifth and Calumet --
Free fall --
Laughingstock --
A battle royal --
Flee as a bird to the mountain --
The afterglow --
Epilogue --
Notes on sources --
Appendix A. Compositions written by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton --
Appendix B. Annotated discography : Morton plays Morton --
Appendix C. Notes on Morton's elusive birth date --
Index.
Responsibility: Howard Reich and William Gaines.
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"A standout achievement...redeems a misunderstood life...an invaluable record of Morton's brilliant rise and bitter fall."

 
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