Jelly Roll Morton [JSP]

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
JSP's five-CD set devoted to Jelly Roll Morton contains all of his Victor recordings cut between September 1926 and October 1930. The sound quality is excellent and complete discographical information is provided along with insightful liner notes. Alternate takes are presented on separate discs so as to avoid redundancy. This creates doppelgängers, as it were, of most of the sessions involving larger ensembles. Jelly Roll Morton is heard as a solo pianist and as leader of his trios, Red Hot Peppers, and orchestra. The only shortcoming is the absence of eight titles recorded for Victor's Bluebird imprint in 1939 by Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen. Had the producers of this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
JSP's five-CD set devoted to Jelly Roll Morton contains all of his Victor recordings cut between September 1926 and October 1930. The sound quality is excellent and complete discographical information is provided along with insightful liner notes. Alternate takes are presented on separate discs so as to avoid redundancy. This creates doppelgängers, as it were, of most of the sessions involving larger ensembles. Jelly Roll Morton is heard as a solo pianist and as leader of his trios, Red Hot Peppers, and orchestra. The only shortcoming is the absence of eight titles recorded for Victor's Bluebird imprint in 1939 by Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen. Had the producers of this otherwise excellent compilation opted for these classic latter-day Jellies instead of obsessing over every single alternate take from the earlier sessions, this would be a serious contender for the "best and most affordable Jelly Roll Morton set" award. As it stands, JSP's hefty anthology is a great way to obtain most of Morton's major work on CD at relatively little cost. The very best way to study this artist is to start at the beginning of his discography using the Classics Chronological Series and then move forward. After hearing these canonic classic jazz recordings as presented by JSP, some folks will indeed want to zoom in for close-ups and study every recorded episode in this primal jazzman's life and works.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2000
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065900328
  • Catalog Number: 903
  • Sales rank: 75,414

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Black Bottom Stomp (3:11)
  2. 2 Smoke-House Blues (3:26)
  3. 3 The Chant (3:11)
  4. 4 Sidewalk Blues (3:32)
  5. 5 Dead Man Blues (3:17)
  6. 6 Steamboat Stomp (3:11)
  7. 7 Someday, Sweetheart (3:34)
  8. 8 Grandpa's Spells (2:57)
  9. 9 Original Jelly Roll Blues (3:09)
  10. 10 Doctor Jazz (3:28)
  11. 11 Cannonball Blues (3:36)
  12. 12 Hyena Stomp (3:12)
  13. 13 Billy Goat Stomp (3:32)
  14. 14 Wild Man Blues (3:08)
  15. 15 Jungle Blues (3:30)
  16. 16 Beale Street Blues (3:17)
  17. 17 The Pearls (3:28)
  18. 18 Wolverine Blues (3:24)
  19. 19 Mr. Jelly Lord (2:52)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Red Hot Pepper (3:12)
  2. 2 Deep Creek Blues (3:35)
  3. 3 Pep (2:58)
  4. 4 Seattle Hunch (3:12)
  5. 5 Frances (3:04)
  6. 6 Freakish (2:59)
  7. 7 Burnin' the Iceberg (3:05)
  8. 8 Courthouse Bump (3:03)
  9. 9 Pretty Lil (3:16)
  10. 10 Sweet Anita Mine (2:48)
  11. 11 New Orleans Bump (3:34)
  12. 12 Down My Way (3:23)
  13. 13 Try Me Out (2:33)
  14. 14 Tank Town Bump (3:13)
  15. 15 Sweet Peter (2:47)
  16. 16 Jersey Joe (2:24)
  17. 17 Mississippi Mildred (3:20)
  18. 18 Mint Julep (3:04)
  19. 19 Smilin' the Blues Away (2:56)
  20. 20 Turtle Twist (3:09)
  21. 21 My Little Dixie Home (2:58)
  22. 22 That's Like It Ought to Be (2:54)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Each Day (2:55)
  2. 2 If Someone Would Only Love Me (3:38)
  3. 3 That'll Never Do (2:55)
  4. 4 I'm Looking for a Little Bluebird (2:51)
  5. 5 Little Lawrence (2:55)
  6. 6 Harmony Blues (3:29)
  7. 7 Fussy Mabel (3:17)
  8. 8 Ponchartrain (2:55)
  9. 9 Oil Well (2:40)
  10. 10 Load of Coal (2:59)
  11. 11 Crazy Chords (2:55)
  12. 12 Primrose Stomp (3:01)
  13. 13 Low Gravy (2:48)
  14. 14 Strokin' Away (2:58)
  15. 15 Blue Blood Blues (3:06)
  16. 16 Mushmouth Shuffle (2:47)
  17. 17 Gambling Jack (2:55)
  18. 18 Fickle Fay Creep (3:15)
Disc 4
  1. 1 The Chant (3:18)
  2. 2 Sidewalk Blues (3:38)
  3. 3 Dead Man Blues (3:28)
  4. 4 Someday, Sweetheart (3:36)
  5. 5 Grandpa's Spells (3:01)
  6. 6 Original Jelly Roll Blues (3:06)
  7. 7 Cannonball Blues (2:59)
  8. 8 Hyena Stomp (3:16)
  9. 9 Billy Goat Stomp (3:32)
  10. 10 Wild Man Blues (3:17)
  11. 11 Jungle Blues (3:32)
  12. 12 Beale Street Blues (3:17)
  13. 13 The Pearls (3:31)
  14. 14 Wolverine Blues (3:32)
  15. 15 Georgia Swing (2:36)
  16. 16 Kansas City Stomp (3:02)
  17. 17 Shoe Shiner's Drag (3:29)
  18. 18 Boogaboo (3:26)
  19. 19 Shreveport Stomp (3:25)
  20. 20 Mournful Serenade (3:33)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Shreveport Stomp (3:21)
  2. 2 Seattle Hunch (3:07)
  3. 3 Freakish (2:51)
  4. 4 Burnin' the Iceberg (3:06)
  5. 5 Courthouse Bump (3:04)
  6. 6 Pretty Lil (3:15)
  7. 7 Sweet Anita Mine (2:48)
  8. 8 New Orleans Bump (3:25)
  9. 9 Tank Town Bump (3:14)
  10. 10 Sweet Peter (2:53)
  11. 11 Jersey Joe (2:29)
  12. 12 Mississippi Mildred (2:55)
  13. 13 Each Day (3:02)
  14. 14 Oil Well (3:02)
  15. 15 Load of Coal (2:59)
  16. 16 Crazy Chords (3:03)
  17. 17 Primrose Stomp (3:02)
  18. 18 Strokin' Away (3:00)
  19. 19 Blue Blood Blues (3:05)
  20. 20 Gambling Jack (2:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jelly Roll Morton Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals, Soloist
Paul Barbarin Drums
Johnny Dodds Clarinet
Albert Nicholas Clarinet
Kid Ory Trombone
Cozy Cole Drums
Zutty Singleton Drums
Paul Barnes Soprano Saxophone
Russell Procope Clarinet
Johnny St. Cyr Banjo, Guitar, Double Bass
Bubber Miley Trumpet
Bernard Addison Guitar
Barney Alexander Banjo, Baritone Saxophone
Baby Dodds Drums
George Baquet Clarinet
Bill Beason Drums
Bill Benford Double Bass
Tommy Benford Drums
Barney Bigard Clarinet
Pete Biggs Double Bass
Clarence Black Violin
Lee Blair Banjo, Guitar
Jerry Blake Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Happy Caldwell Clarinet
Geechie Fields Trombone
Pops Foster Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
Joe Garland Tenor Saxophone
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Andrew Hilaire Drums
Howard Hill Guitar
Darnell Howard Clarinet, Violin
Charlie Irvis Trombone
Manzie Johnson Drums
John Lindsay Baritone Saxophone
Ward Pinkett Trumpet
Harry Prather Double Bass
Gerald Reeves Trombone
Rod Rodriguez Piano, Ensemble
Boyd "Red" Rosser Trumpet
Bud Scott Guitar
Omer Simeon Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Double Bass
Edwin Swayzee Trumpet
Walter Thomas Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Quinn Wilson Double Bass
Wilbur De Paris Trombone
Walter Briscoe Trumpet
Stump Evans Alto Saxophone
Will Johnson Guitar
William Laws Drums
Ed Anderson Trumpet
Billy Taylor Sr. Double Bass
Ernie Bullock Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Background Vocals
Bass Moore Double Bass
William Cato Trombone
Eddie Scarpa Clarinet
Lorenzo Tio Jr. Banjo, Clarinet
George Mitchell Conductor
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Jelly Roll Morton Composer, Director
King Oliver Composer
Alan Lomax Liner Notes
Louis Armstrong Composer
Marty Bloom Composer
Lew LeMar Vocal Effect
J. Oliver Composer
Zbigniew Preisner Composer
Boyd Senter Composer
Michael John Bowen Liner Notes
John R.T. Davies Remastering
Sally-Ann Worsfold Liner Notes
Walter Melrose Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes Composer
Charles Luke Composer
Charlie Rider Composer
Harrison Smith Composer
John Spikes Composer
George Mitchell Contributor
Public Domain Composer
Laurie Wright Liner Notes
Anita Gonzales Composer
Ben Garrison Composer
Bob Cloud Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh, Mister Jelly!

    Jelly Roll Morton was a master; his music is always recognizable because of a special quality he imparted to the musicians with whom he recorded. Anyone interested in jazz should have this collection. This set of five CD's is, in the first place, a bargain. It includes some recordings that can be found on other CD's, and others that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. The quality of the sound is good, better than can be heard on some other Morton CD's.

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