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Mister Jelly Roll : the fortunes of Jelly Roll Morton, New Orleans Creole and "inventor of jazz"

Author: Alan Lomax
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st California pbk. edView all editions and formats

A biography of Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton, one of the world's most influential composers of jazz.


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Jelly Roll Morton; Jelly Roll Morton; Jelly Roll Morton; Jelly Roll Morton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Lomax
ISBN: 0520225309 9780520225305
OCLC Number: 44972305
Notes: Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, 1993.
Included (numbered Rounder Records 11661-1888-2 Bk02) as accompanying material for the 8-CD set: Jelly Roll Morton : the complete Library of Congress recordings by Alan Lomax: Cambridge, Mass. : Rounder Records, 2005.
Description: xxiii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Louisiana Town --
Interlude 1 The Family 27 --
Storyville --
Interlude 2 The Boys in the Bands 67 --
Alabama Bound --
I Took California --
Interlude 3 Hello, Central, Give Me Doctor Jazz 179 --
The Bitters with the Sweet.
Other Titles: Jelly Roll
Responsibility: Alan Lomax ; updated, with a new afterword by Lawrence Gushee ; drawings by David Stone Martin.
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