Jelly Roll Morton
American ragtime and early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer
Jelly Roll Morton's works included "Jelly Roll Blues" (1915; the first published jazz composition), "Wolverine Blues," "Black Bottom Stomp," and "I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say",
Jelly Roll Morton. This photograph wa cropped from group photo of musicians and entertainers taken at the Cadillac Club, Los Angeles, California, c. 1917 or 1918.
Jelly Roll Morton (2nd from right) with Bricktop (Ada Smith) (right) in Los Angeles in 1918
Sheet music cover of the 'Jelly Roll' Blues, by Ferd Morton (Jelly Roll Morton) printed in 1915
Author: David Paul Wagner
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