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Jelly Roll Morton — Doctor Jazz
Album: Jelly Roll Morton: 1926-1930
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Released: 1926
Length: 3:24
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(instrumental)
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Would love to hear more fun music like this!
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Nearly a century old and still sounding great! 
 
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

And in the early stages of the "electric recording" era....pretty damn cool considering how short a time us humans have been able to record sound.  LLRP!
 4999thnewuser wrote:
The jazz pianist and composer Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe "Jelly Roll" Morton, born Gulfport, La., Sept. 20, 1885, died July 10, 1941, was one of the first great New Orleans jazz artists and orchestrators and perhaps the first jazz theorist. Morton learned his art as a RAGTIME pianist in New Orleans bordellos and then played in other cities as a part-time musician; he was also a pool shark, vaudeville comic, and nightclub owner. His most memorable recordings were made in the 1920s: a number of piano pieces recorded in 1923-24, and a series of instrumentals (1926-30) made with his group, The Red Hot Peppers.

His claim to have invented JAZZ is treated seriously by many musicologists. Ther ecordings Morton made (1938) for the Library of Congress are an invaluable contribution to the history of jazz.


 
Still Excellent  (followed by Little Feat woo-hoo  : )
MMMMM... Jelly Roll
The song "Doctor Jazz" by Squeeze written by Jools Holland off the 'Frank' album would seriously be fun following this class act.
Nearly a century old and still sounding great! 
 

This cheered me and Wendy up on an otherwise dull and boring Manchester grey morning. Made Wendy think of old Tom and Jerry cartoons, made me think of honkytonk bars  and speakeasies, aah! viva la difference.

 DrLex wrote:
Very nice, but it's as if the channels are out of phase (one of the channels has been turned 'upside down' relative to the other). Very weird effect when listening with headphones! :?
 
This most certainly was not a stereo recording. So the stereo image was created with some digital magic, hence the out-of-body experience when listening with headphones.

Hells Yes!!  Jelly Roll WAS the shit!

I think he was playing piano at Sporting Houses (i.e. brothels) when he was only 14, which is where the name Jelly Roll (ahem....a slang word for the female body part that brings the boys to those sporting houses....) came from - and when his grandma found out what he was doing she kicked him out the house.  Sounds like a badass to me! 

I've rated this one an 8, it's almost 100 years old and still sounds great!  Long Live RP and keep on playing these old/odd tunes that are the ancestral precursors to much of what we listen to now. 

it stoned me
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Almost but not quite San Francisco Bay Blues by Jesse Fuller. Jelly Rolls composition was earlier.
More Jelly Roll please B&R {#Notworthy}{#Sunny}
 andersja wrote:
This Sucks !
 
Cogitate ...
No Jelly Roll Morton, No Pink Floyd.
No Jelly Roll, No Argent.
No Jelly, No roll.
 
{#Cheesygrin}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}
:bananapiano:
:bananapiano: :bananajam: :bounce: :cheers:
Ahhhhhh!! Give me more of that ol' Jelly Roll !! :bounce: :roflol: :bounce: :roflol: :bounce:
What a great change of pace! Thanks, Bill. :dance:
rickf wrote:
I can't help visualizing old black and white cartoons of the pre-disney era playing similar tunes often by a insanely animated animal at the piano. Other than the animation memories this is certainly not up my alley musically but I can appreciate that others don't share my tastes and can tolerate this for the sake of diversity. I would rather hear the odd song I don't like than the same song over & over that I "used" to like but now really dislike due to over saturation.
:nodhead:
Great! More!
I can't help visualizing old black and white cartoons of the pre-disney era playing similar tunes often by a insanely animated animal at the piano. Other than the animation memories this is certainly not up my alley musically but I can appreciate that others don't share my tastes and can tolerate this for the sake of diversity. I would rather hear the odd song I don't like than the same song over & over that I "used" to like but now really dislike due to over saturation.
This makes me feel as if I've been magically transported to a different era. One I would know nothing about if it hadn't been hanging with my grandfather listening to his old 78s with him. It's a fond memory for me and while I probably wouldn't seek this music out, I'm glad I heard it on RP.
Trustocity wrote:
he said, finally snapping under the pressure of his own inability to either contribute to the conversation amongst his intellectual superiors or to escape their attention which he so desparately, masochistically sought. His outburst drew stares as the others set their coffee cups down for a moment (this was an event in itself) and waited for their slow friend to continue his elucidation, knowing as they did that nothing would follow. At last they could no longer stand the awkwardness, and one of them interjected, "That's good, buddy. That's very good. You had an opinion. We're so proud of you." The others nodded, smiling, careful not to unsettle him further.
I don't agree but I think, "it sucks" is a great review, if you think it sucks. Sometimes pithy is better than longwinded and pissy. Shark sandwich - shit sandwich.
Something for the purists! A real dandy, this is.
Very nice, but it's as if the channels are out of phase (one of the channels has been turned 'upside down' relative to the other). Very weird effect when listening with headphones! :?
Without music like this, Montovani would rule the world. Thank God for Jelly Roll.
Ya Know, I listen to this and I there is so much frolic and fun but still seriously musical and complex.
The jazz pianist and composer Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe "Jelly Roll" Morton, born Gulfport, La., Sept. 20, 1885, died July 10, 1941, was one of the first great New Orleans jazz artists and orchestrators and perhaps the first jazz theorist. Morton learned his art as a RAGTIME pianist in New Orleans bordellos and then played in other cities as a part-time musician; he was also a pool shark, vaudeville comic, and nightclub owner. His most memorable recordings were made in the 1920s: a number of piano pieces recorded in 1923-24, and a series of instrumentals (1926-30) made with his group, The Red Hot Peppers. His claim to have invented JAZZ is treated seriously by many musicologists. Ther ecordings Morton made (1938) for the Library of Congress are an invaluable contribution to the history of jazz.
excellent music to my ears !
Back to the roots! Excellent! :clap:
That jelly is quite tastey. Luvin' it.
ChardRemains wrote:
honey chile, hush yo mouf. if it weren't for musicians like this, we'd still be wearing hats every day and listening to orchestras. This here be the foundations of R & R and you better give thanks to da Almighty fo' it.
:lol: (2 in a row)
Trustocity wrote:
he said, finally snapping under the pressure of his own inability to either contribute to the conversation amongst his intellectual superiors or to escape their attention which he so desparately, masochistically sought. His outburst drew stares as the others set their coffee cups down for a moment (this was an event in itself) and waited for their slow friend to continue his elucidation, knowing as they did that nothing would follow. At last they could no longer stand the awkwardness, and one of them interjected, "That's good, buddy. That's very good. You had an opinion. We're so proud of you." The others nodded, smiling, careful not to unsettle him further.
:lol:
andersja wrote:
This Sucks !
honey chile, hush yo mouf. if it weren't for musicians like this, we'd still be wearing hats every day and listening to orchestras. This here be the foundations of R & R and you better give thanks to da Almighty fo' it.
rah wrote:
excellent!
Yup. Takes you back, and forward, simultaneously.
andersja wrote:
This Sucks !
he said, finally snapping under the pressure of his own inability to either contribute to the conversation amongst his intellectual superiors or to escape their attention which he so desparately, masochistically sought. His outburst drew stares as the others set their coffee cups down for a moment (this was an event in itself) and waited for their slow friend to continue his elucidation, knowing as they did that nothing would follow. At last they could no longer stand the awkwardness, and one of them interjected, "That's good, buddy. That's very good. You had an opinion. We're so proud of you." The others nodded, smiling, careful not to unsettle him further.
This Must Be Jelly, Cause Jam Don't Shake Like That. Magic. 9
Johray63 wrote:
Must be about the most carefree music ever! Peculiar title for an album BTW.
Oxford American was a literature magazine based in the US South. Recently defunct, but they did an annual issue devoted to music and it came with a CD.
This Sucks !
Must be about the most carefree music ever! Peculiar title for an album BTW.
Sobient wrote:
omg what a piece of s*it
you should not refer to your brain like that
omg what a piece of s*it
pikester wrote:
Anyone else have Van Halen's Big Bad Bill is Sweet William Now running through their head?
abs- blood- lutely !! sanding on the shoulders of Giants. Jell Roll Morton used to play this stuff in New Orleans Whore houses for a living. I want to change my job
:clap: :bounce: :clap:
Anyone else have Van Halen's Big Bad Bill is Sweet William Now running through their head?
oldslabsides wrote:
this would make a nice seque into a Spike Jonz peice....hint hint, nudge nudge :wink:
agreed....wink wink, say no more, say no more
this would make a nice seque into a Spike Jonz peice....hint hint, nudge nudge :wink:
:clap: :bounce:
hot daddy hot !!! 23-skido
deecee99 wrote:
more of le jazz hot! django anyone?
Most definately :clap: This is great
more of le jazz hot! django anyone?
excellent!