Kansas City Stomp: The Library Of Congress Recordings, Vol. 1

Kansas City Stomp: The Library Of Congress Recordings, Vol. 1
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Kansas City Stomp: The Library Of Congress Recordings, Vol. 1

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Pianist/composer Jelly Roll Morton, one of the pioneers of New Orleans jazz, was down and out in 1938 when Alan Lomax found him playing in a Washington D.C. dive. Lomax, realizing that Morton had seen and heard many timeless incidents that would otherwise be forgotten, started interviewing him for the Library of Congress on a wire recorder. Released originally on eight LPs, these discussions found Morton talking about the old days and peppering his talk with piano solos. Rounder has reissued all of the music (and done a fine job of correcting the speed) on four CDs but unfortunately decided to leave out Morton's often-fascinating monologues. This first CD has many strong moments including Morton's demonstration of the piano styles of many forgotten players, his depiction of a New Orleans funeral, his famous demonstration of how "Tiger Rag" evolved from being a quadrille into becoming jazz and comparisons of "Maple Leaf Rag" as played as ragtime and the way Morton preferred it. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

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Artist: Jelly Roll Morton
Studio Label: CD
Edited: N
Format: CD
Enhanced: N
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 02/09/1994
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.4 x 5.0 x 5.6
UPC: 0001166110912
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1. I'm Alabama Bound No. 1
2. I'm Alabama Bound No. 2
3. King Porter Stomp No.1
4. You Can Have It (I Don't Want It)
5. Miserere
6. Sammy Davis' Ragtime Style
7. Pretty Baby
8. Naked Dance
9. Honky Tonk Blues
10. Levee Man Blues
11. Aaron Harris Blues
12. Game Kid Blues (Concluded)
13. Game Kid Blues
14. Buddy Carter Rag
15. Steal Away/Nearer
16. My God To Thee
17. Flee As A Bird To The Mountain
18. Oh
19. Didn't He Ramble? (Concluded)
20. Oh Didn't He Ramble?
21. Tiger Rag: The Quadrille (Concluded)
22. Tiger Rag: The Quadrille
23. Tiger Rag (Concluded)
24. Tiger Rag
25. Panama
26. Kansas City Stomp (Concluded)
27. Kansas City Stomp
28. (Darktown) Strutters' Ball
29. Sweet Jazz Music
30. Salty Dog
31. Hesitating Blues
32. My Gal
33. Randall's Tune
34. Maple Leaf Rag
35. Miserere
36. Low-Down Blues (New Orleans Blues)
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