Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jelly Roll Morton's piano solos, 1923-24

Part of Classics' excellent chronological series, this examines Jelly Roll's recordings from 1923 to 1924, beginning with a Paramount single with his orchestra, "Big Fat Ham," followed by "Muddy Water Blues." Next up are the first six issued Gennett piano solos, then stray singles by Morton's Jazz Band, Steamboat Four, and Stomp Kings. These are proceeded by four more piano solo sides, which were cut for Paramount, before finishing out with a marathon piano solo session for Gennett in 1924. ~ Cub Koda, AMG.

Jelly Roll Morton (1923-1924)
[The Chronological Classics No 584]

01. Big Fat Ham
02. Muddy Water Blues
03. King Porter Stomp
04. New Orleans Joys
05. Grandpa's Spells
06. Kansas City Stomp
07. Wolverine Blues
08. Pearls
09. Someday, Sweetheart
10. London Blues
11. Mr. Jelly Lord
12. Steady Roll
13. Thirty-Fifth Street Blues
14. Mamantia
15. Frog-I-More Rag
16. London Blues
17. Tia Juana
18. Shreveport Stomp
19. Mamanita
20. Jelly Roll Blues
21. Big Fat Ham
22. Bucktown Blues
23. Tom Cat Blues
24. Statford Hunch
25. Perfect Rag



1 comment:

  1. Thanks for keeping the trad. jazz offerings coming! I think I have pretty much everything Jelly Roll recorded, but I am always psyched to see his stuff offered, so that everyone can dig it. So everyone...dig it!