The Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax
CAT # 11661-1897-2
1. I'm Alabama Bound 4:03 2. King Porter Stomp 4:06 3. Jelly Roll's Background 2:21 4. Mr. Jelly Lord 4:09 5. Stomping Grounds 2:34 6. The Anamule Dance 3:46 7. Tiger Rag / Panama 4:02 8. The Right Tempo is the Accurate Tempo 4:39 9. Maple Leaf Rag 3:31 10. Jazz Discords and Story of Kansas City Stomp / Kansas City Stomp 4:25 11. Kansas City Stomp 3:17 12. Wolverine Blues, concluded 4:04 13. The Spanish Tinge 4:13 14. The Crave 4:37 15. Sporting Attire and Shooting the Agate 4:33 16. Funeral Marches 4:11 17. How Jelly Roll Got His Name 4:14
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A Document of the Big Bang of Jazz!
New Orleans composer, pianist and pool shark Jelly Roll Morton was one of the key figures in the creation of jazz. Alan Lomax was the visionary folklorist who created a legacy that illuminated roots music sounds from around the world. Together, in 1938 at the Library of Congress, they made these groundbreaking recordings - the first recorded oral history in jazz. This riveting narrative is an essential document of American culture.
This CD presents highlights from the 8 CD set, including several of Jelly Roll's solo piano performances of his best known compositions, and segments of his remarkable spoken story.
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