Birth of the Hot

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
When in 1995 RCA reissued 19 titles and four alternate takes from the first nine months of Jelly Roll Morton's adventure as a Victor recording artist, the producers elected to christen the album "Birth of the Hot." This title, which is a takeoff on that of Miles Davis' 1949 Birth of the Cool album (later echoed in modified phraseology by the Gil Evans Impulse LPs Out of the Cool and Into the Hot) accurately pegs these exciting 1926-1927 recordings as archetypal manifestations of the classic New Orleans "hot" jazz style that Morton pioneered first as a pianist, then with a series of groups that paved the way for the successes of his supremely adept and well-rehearsed Red ...
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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
When in 1995 RCA reissued 19 titles and four alternate takes from the first nine months of Jelly Roll Morton's adventure as a Victor recording artist, the producers elected to christen the album "Birth of the Hot." This title, which is a takeoff on that of Miles Davis' 1949 Birth of the Cool album (later echoed in modified phraseology by the Gil Evans Impulse LPs Out of the Cool and Into the Hot) accurately pegs these exciting 1926-1927 recordings as archetypal manifestations of the classic New Orleans "hot" jazz style that Morton pioneered first as a pianist, then with a series of groups that paved the way for the successes of his supremely adept and well-rehearsed Red Hot Peppers band. This excellent sampler ought to whet the appetite for a larger selection of Morton's works as reissued by numerous labels including Classics, Proper, JSP, and of course RCA Victor. If all you need is a straight shot of Jelly, this is the genuine article.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/1995
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078636664125
  • Catalog Number: 66641

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Black Bottom Stomp (3:10)
  2. 2 Smoke House Blues (3:25)
  3. 3 The Chant (3:10)
  4. 4 Sidewalk Blues (3:28)
  5. 5 Dead Man Blues (3:13)
  6. 6 Steamboat Stomp (3:03)
  7. 7 Someday, Sweetheart (3:28)
  8. 8 Grandpa's Spells (2:51)
  9. 9 Original Jelly Roll Blues (3:02)
  10. 10 Doctor Jazz (3:23)
  11. 11 Cannon Ball Blues (3:30)
  12. 12 Hyena Stomp (3:07)
  13. 13 Billy Goat Stomp (3:28)
  14. 14 Wild Man Blues (3:09)
  15. 15 Jungle Blues (3:24)
  16. 16 Beale Street Blues (3:13)
  17. 17 The Pearls (3:24)
  18. 18 Wolverine Blues (3:18)
  19. 19 Mr. Jelly Lord (2:50)
  20. 20 Sidewalk Blues (3:31)
  21. 21 Dead Man Blues (3:16)
  22. 22 Grandpa's Spells (2:52)
  23. 23 Cannon Ball Blues (2:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jelly Roll Morton Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Johnny Dodds Clarinet
Kid Ory Trombone
Johnny St. Cyr Banjo, Guitar, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Baby Dodds Drums
Barney Bigard Clarinet
Clarence Black Violin
Andrew Hilaire Drums
Darnell Howard Clarinet
John Lindsay Bass
Gerald Reeves Trombone
Bud Scott Guitar
Omer Simeon Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
J. Wright Smith Violin
Quinn Wilson Tuba
Stump Evans Alto Saxophone
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers Track Performer
George Mitchell Cornet
Technical Credits
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
King Oliver Composer
Brian Bacchus Executive Producer
Marty Bloom Composer
Orrin Keepnews Reissue Producer
Boyd Senter Composer
Amy Wenzler Cover Design
Walter Melrose Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes Composer
Charlie Rider Composer
John Spikes Composer
Lawrence Gushee Liner Notes
Anita Gonzales Composer
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