Library of Congress Recordings

The Library of Congress Recordings

by Jelly Roll Morton
     
 
Jelly Roll Morton's 1938 Library of Congress Recordings have been issued and reissued by various labels since the monumental Riverside LP edition of 1955. In what might be seen as a 50th anniversary celebration, the folks at Rounder Records decided to haul off and reintroduce this material to the public in the

Overview

Jelly Roll Morton's 1938 Library of Congress Recordings have been issued and reissued by various labels since the monumental Riverside LP edition of 1955. In what might be seen as a 50th anniversary celebration, the folks at Rounder Records decided to haul off and reintroduce this material to the public in the year 2005 with a mammoth tribute package of unprecedented completeness. While that heavily documented, digitally enhanced eight-disc set is highly recommended for anyone who can afford it, Rounder's single CD compendium is an essential sampler that may serve as the ideal introduction to Jelly Roll Morton, and to jazz itself. The balanced ratio of songs and piano solos to stories and narration is perfectly maintained. Accessible, entertaining, informative and affordable, this marvelous artifact should be considered essential listening for anyone interested in music, life, history and human nature.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/06/2007
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661189720
catalogNumber:
611897
Rank:
47224

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. The Story of "I'm Alabama Bound"/I'm Alabama Bound
  2. King Porter Stomp/The Story of "King Porter Stomp"
  3. Jelly Roll's Background
  4. Mr. Jelly Lord
  5. Stomping Grounds
  6. The Anamule Dance
  7. Tiger Rag/Panama
  8. The Right Tempo Is the Accurate Tempo
  9. Maple Leaf Rag
  10. Jazz Discords and Story of "Kansas City Stomp"/Kansas City Stomp
  11. Kansas City Stomp
  12. Wolverine Blues
  13. The Spanish Tinge/New Orleans Blues/La Paloma
  14. The Crave
  15. Sporting Attire and Shooting the Agate
  16. Funeral March/Flee as the Bird to the Mountain
  17. How Jelly Got His Name/Original Jelly Roll Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jelly Roll Morton   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Scott Joplin   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Alan Lomax   Engineer,Author
Robert Crumb   Original Illustration
Steve Rosenthal   Archives Coordinator
Howard Wuelfing   Publicity
John F. Szwed   Liner Notes
Jeffrey A. Greenberg   Producer
Robert Hoffman   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Susan Salsburg   Proof Reading
Marco Salaverria   Composer
Tom Psipsikas   Engineer
Matt Boynton   Engineer
W.B. Haley   Engineer
Matthew Sohn   Engineer
Anna Lomax Wood   Producer

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