9780520225305

Mister Jelly Roll: The Fortunes of Jelly Roll Morton, New Orleans Creole and "Inventor of Jazz"

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    9780520225305

  • ISBN10:

    0520225309

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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A classic in the field of jazz and African-American studies, this is a collaborative biography, with a strong folkloric element (Jelly Roll having mastered the role of trickster), by two of the greats in American popular music: Alan Lomax and (Ferdinand) Jelly Roll Morton, the great New Orleans musician and originator of jazz.

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

Preface to the 1993 Edition vii
Preface to the 1973 Edition xv
Prelude xvii
Louisiana Town
My Folks Was All Frenchmans
3(8)
Really Tremendous Sports
11(11)
Money in the Tenderloin
22(19)
The Family
27(14)
Storyville
Where the Birth of Jazz Originated From
41(8)
Uptown-Downtown
49(12)
Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm
61(52)
The Boys in the Bands
67(46)
Alabama Bound
Half-hand Bigshot
113(7)
Those Battles of Music
120(7)
The Lion Broke Down the Door
127(7)
Jack the Bear
134(8)
Can't Remember All Those Towns
142(5)
Jelly Roll Blues
147(12)
I Took California
The Cadillac in Bloom
159(11)
Diamonds Pinned to My Underwear
170(7)
Mama Nita
177(24)
Hello, Central, Give Me Doctor Jazz
179(22)
The Bitters with the Sweet
Mabel
201(6)
Red Hot Pepper
207(16)
It Like to Broke My Heart
223(20)
Till the Butcher Cut Him Down
243(20)
Acknowledgments 263(1)
Appendix One: The Tunes 264(31)
Appendix Two: The Records 295(22)
Afterword 317(24)
Lawrence Gushee
Select Discography and Bibliography 341

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