Kansas City Stomp: The Library of Congress Recordings, V. 1
CAT # 11661-1091-2
1. I'm Alabama Bound No. 1 1:34 2. I'm Alabama Bound No. 2 1:25 3. King Porter Stomp No. 1 3:17 4. You Can Have It, I Don't Want It 5. The Miserere, "straight", begun 1:02 6. The Miserere, "straight," concluded 1:08 7. Sammy Davis's Style 8. Pretty Baby 1:09 9. Tony Jackson's Naked Dance 10. Honky Tonk Blues 3:24 11. Levee Man Blues 2:37 12. Aaron Harris Blues 3:41 13. Game Kid Blues, begun 1:25 14. Game Kid Blues, concluded 1:09 15. Buddy Carter Rag 16. Steal Away and Nearer, My God, To Thee 2:17 17. Flee As The Bird and The Mountain 1:50 18. Oh! Didn't He Ramble, begun 19. Oh! Didn't He Ramble, concluded 1:02 20. Tiger Rag: The Quadrille, begun 1:08 21. Tiger Rag: The Quadrille, concluded 2:35 22. Tiger Rag, begun 1:01 23. Tiger Rag, concluded 2:23 24. Panama, Incomplete 1:24 25. Kansas City Stomp, begun 1:39 26. Kansas City Stomp, concluded 1:09 27. (Darktown) Strutters' Ball 28. Sweet Jazz Music 1:40 29. Salty Dog 2:02 30. Hesitating Blues 4:32 31. My Gal Sal 3:57 32. Randall's Tune 33. Maple Leaf Rag, St Louis tempo, begun 3:22 34. Maple Leaf Rag, St Louis tempo, concluded 35. Maple Leaf Rag, Morton Style 2:37 36. The Miserere, "Swung" 2:57 37. Low-Down Blues (New Orleans Blues) 4:00
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In 1938 Jelly Roll Morton recorded several days' worth of spoken and musical memoirs for Alan Lomax at the Archive of Folk Song at the Library of Congress. These four volumes focus on the musical portion of these memoirs, and for the first time the music is presented in its entirety -- several of these pieces had previously been available in shortened form only, and many of the blues songs that Morton recalled from his early days in New Orleans's Storyville District had never been previously released at all, because of their unbelievably raunchy lyrics. Best of all, the recordings are finally issued here at proper speed and pitch, and the annoying metallic resonances that marred earlier issues of this material are all but gone. Volume One collects pop tunes, opera excerpts, brass band tunes, New Orleans funeral pieces, ragtime, jazz numbers, and more: Morton ties together all the musical strains floating through New Orleans at the time that jazz was born.
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