BDW 8065 | ‘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.

Single, $18.00

 

 

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