Not only is he poignant, and on this record there is a gorgeous piano blues called "Mamie's Blues," which he claims is the first blues that he ever heard, but also there's — this is laugh-out-loud music sometimes. And that means that the music, to me, is still relevant and still telling US something about modern life. A lot of people played some of Jelly Roll's compositions. And you know, the jazz critic Martin Williams said that Jelly Roll Morton may not have invented jazz, but he may very well had invented jazz piano.
And when you do hear his two versions of "King Porter Stomp" recorded about fifteen years apart on this CD, you'll hear what he means. It's on an import label called Best of Jazz. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Stream or buy on:.
Genre Jazz. Recording Date September 15, - December 17, Track Listing. Black Bottom Stomp. Jelly Roll Morton. Dead Man Blues. Pretty Lil. Wild Man Blues. Celebration Playful Reminiscing Sunday Afternoon. Track Listing. Doctor Jazz. Jelly Roll Morton. Cannon Ball Blues. Hyena Stomp. Billy Goat Stomp. Wild Man Blues. Jungle Blues. Beale Street Blues. The Pearls. Wolverine Blues. Jelly Lord. Midnight Mama. New Arrivals.