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‘Jelly Roll’ Morton Rarities

The Jelly Autographs transferred from original 78s for the first time since the 1960s, with sound restoration by Hans Eckhoff. Also includes all of Jelly's pre-Victor instrumental recordings for Paramount and Gennett, as well as blues recordings by Edmonia Henderson, Lizzie Miles and Billie Young, featuring Morton as accompanist. Includes duets with King Oliver and Voltaire de Faut. Detailed liner notes are by Reide Kaiser, a noted Toronto pianist and Morton expert.

Jelly Roll Marton (sic) and his Orchestra

 

Tommy Ladnier (c), Roy Palmer (tb), Wilson Townes (cl), Charles Harris (as), Jelly Roll Morton (p), Jasper Taylor (woodblocks).

Chicago, June 1923

 

1. 1434-1 Big Foot Ham (-) Paramount 12050

2. 1434-2 Big Foot Ham (-) Paramount 12050

3. 1435-1 Muddy Water Blues (-) Paramount 12050

 

 

Jelly Roll Morton’s Jazz Band

 

Natty Dominique (c), Zue Robertson (tb), Horace Eubanks (cl), Jelly Roll Morton (p), W.E. ‘Buddy’ Burton (d).

Chicago, Late October, 1923

 

4. 8498-A Someday, Sweetheart (J.C. Spikes) Okeh 8105

5. 8499-A London Blues (Jelly Roll Morton) Okeh 8105

 

 

Jelly Roll Morton’s Steamboat Four

 

‘Memphis’ (comb), Jack Russell (kazoo), Boyd Senter (cl), Jelly Roll Morton (p).

 

Chicago, c. April 1924

 

6. 8065 Mr. Jelly Roll (Jelly Roll Morton) Carnival 11397

7. 8065-2 Mr. Jelly Lord (Jelly Roll Morton) Paramount 20332

 

 

Jelly Roll Morton’s Kings of Jazz

 

Lee Collins (c), Roy Palmer (tb), ‘Balls’ Ball (cl), Alex Poole (as), Jelly Roll Morton (p).

 

Chicago, c. September 1924

 

8. 635 Fishtail Blues (-) Autograph 606

9. 636 High Society (-) Autograph 606

10. 637 Weary Blues (-) Autograph 607

11. 638 Tiger Rag (-) Autograph 607

 

 

King Oliver, Piano Accompaniment Jelly Roll Morton

 

Joe ‘King’ Oliver (c), Jelly Roll Morton (p).

Chicago, c. December 1924

 

12. 685 King Porter (Morton) Autograph 617

13. 687 Tom Cat (Morton) Autograph 617

 

 

Jelly Roll Morton and his Jazz Trio

 

Voltaire de Faut (cl), W.E. ‘Buddy’ Burton (kazoo), Jelly Roll Morton (p).

 

Chicago, c. May 1925

 

14. 791 My Gal (Melrose) Autograph 623

 

 

Clarinet Solo Voltaire de Faut, Piano Accompaniment Jelly Roll Morton

 

Chicago, c. May 1925

 

15. 792 Wolverine Blues (Morton) Autograph 623

 

 

Jelly Roll Morton’s Incomparables

 

Ray Bowling, unknown (t), unknown (tb), unknown (as), unknown (ts), Jelly Roll Morton (p), Clay Jefferson (d).

Richmond, February 24, 1926

 

16. 12467 Mr. Jelly Lord (Morton) Gennett 3259

 

 

St. Louis Levee Band

 

Unknown (c), unknown (tb), unknown (cl/as/ts), Jelly Roll Morton (p), unknown (d).

 

St. Louis, May 12, 1926

 

17. 9661-A Soap Suds Okeh 8404

 

 

Edmonia Henderson

 

Edmonia Henderson (v), unknown (c), unknown (as), Jelly Roll Morton (p).

 

Chicago, July 21, 1926

 

18. Dead Man Blues Vocalion 1043

19. Georgia Grind Vocalion 1043

 

 

Lizzie Miles

 

Lizzie Miles (v), Jelly Roll Morton (p).

Chicago, December 11, 1929

 

20. 57761-2 I Hate a Man Like You Victor V-38571

21. 57762-2 Don’t Tell Me Nothin’ ‘Bout My Man Victor V-38571

 

 

Miss Billie Young

 

Billie Young (v), Jelly Roll Morton (p).

 

Chicago, April 3, 1930

 

22. 59735-1 When They Get Lovin’ They’s Gone Victor Test

23. 59735-2 When They Get Lovin’ They’s Gone Victor 23339

24. 59736-1 You Done Played Out Blues Victor Test

25. 59736-2 You Done Played Out Blues Victor 23339