Mister Jelly Roll

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-03-01
  • Publisher: Pantheon Books
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Traces the jazz musician's career journey from Storyville to Broadway, showing the ways in which his unique compositions reflected the problems of America's poor

Author Biography

Alan Lomax, with his father John A. Lomax, created the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress and published many anthologies, including American Ballads and Folk Songs (1994) and Folk Songs of North America (1960). He produced the first albums of American folk song in 1939 and has edited more than a hundred recordings from all parts of the world. Lomax received the National Medal of Arts in 1986 Lawrence Gushee is Professor Emeritus at the School of Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Preludep. xvii
Louisiana Townp. 1
My Folks Was All Frenchmansp. 3
Really Tremendous Sportsp. 13
Money in the Tenderloinp. 27
The Familyp. 33
Storyvillep. 49
Where the Birth of Jazz Originated Fromp. 51
Uptown--Downtownp. 61
Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythmp. 76
The Boys in the Bandsp. 83
Alabama Boundp. 133
A Half-hand Bigshotp. 135
Those Battles of Musicp. 144
The Lion Broke Down the Doorp. 153
Jack the Bearp. 162
Can't Remember All Those Townsp. 172
Jelly Roll Bluesp. 179
I Took Californiap. 191
The Cadillac in Bloomp. 193
Diamonds Pinned to My Underwearp. 206
Mama Nitap. 215
Hello, Central, Give Me Doctor Jazzp. 218
The Bitters With the Sweetp. 241
Mabelp. 243
Red Hot Pepperp. 250
It Like to Broke My Heartp. 268
Till the Butcher Cut Him Downp. 292
Acknowledgmentsp. 315
The Tunesp. 317
The Recordsp. 355
Discography and Bibliographyp. 388
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