Jelly Roll Morton


December 5th, 2001 ~ Jelly Roll Morton, the New Orleans pianist, composer, raconteur and the self-proclaimed "inventor of jazz," is featured through original Library of Congress music and oral history sessions, and interviews with jazz scholar Dan Morgenstern. Pervasive influence of Morton's music includes the swing-era sounds of Benny Goodman to recent revivals by Dr. Michael White and Wynton Marsalis.

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  • I Thought I heard Buddy Bolden Say Jelly Roll Morton
    Jazzin' The Blues, Forlane
  • Jelly's Jazz" & "Kansas City Stomp Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    Jelly, Columbia
  • Winin Boy Dukes of Dixieland/Danny Barker
    Salute To Jelly Roll Morton, Leisure
  • My Jelly Roll Soul Charles Mingus
    Blues & Roots, Atlantic
  • Instrumental: Winin' Boy Blues Baby Dodds
    Hot Jazz on Blue Note, Blue Note
  • INTERVIEW: Michael White and Dan Morganstern on Jelly Roll Morton
  • El Cocoye Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Joesph Smith piano
    A Gottschalk Gala, Premier
  • Tiger Rag Art Tatum
    Piano Starts Here, Sony
  • Instrumental: You Name It Memphis Slim
    The Folkways Years 1959-1973, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Women Be Wise Bonnie Raitt
    Bonnie Raitt, WB
  • Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar Andrews Sisters
    The Cream of the Andrews Sisters, Pearl
  • Mama Don't Allow Jeff Little
    Folk Masters 1996 DAT,
  • Professor Longhair Medley James Booker
    Mardi Gras party, Rounder
  • Bed: Quoi Faire Coteau
    Highly Seasoned Cajun Music, Rounder
  • Southbound Allman Brothers Band
    Brothers & Sisters, Capricorn
  • INTERVIEW: Michael Doucet
  • J'Etais Au Bal Balfa Brothers
    J'Etais Au Bal, Swallow
  • Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon Hank Penny
    Crazy Rhythm, Bloodshot
  • Candy Shop Andrew Birds Bowl of Fire
    Oh The Grandeur, Ryko
  • Instrumental: Jumpin' Jack Flash
    Pickin' on the Rolling Stones, CMH
  • Beast of Burden Buckwheat Zydeco
    Where There's Smoke There's Fire, Island
  • Lowdown in Lodi Freddie King
    The Shelter Records Years, Right Stuff
  • Honky Tonk Women Taj Mahal
    Paint it Blue, HoB
  • Bad Moon on the Rise Seldom Scene
    Dream Scene, Schanachie
  • Instrumental: Beaton's Delight Ashley MacIsaac
    Hi™ How Are You Today?, A&M
  • The Wildcat Natalie MacMaster
    My Roots are Showing, Rounder
  • INTERVIEW: Natalie MacMaster
  • Mystery Pacific Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli
    The Hot Club of France, Pearl
  • Hang, Hang Joshua Bell and Edgar Meyer
    Short Trip Home, Sony