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Morton, Jelly Roll, -1941


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    • us: La Menthe, Ferdinand Joseph, -1941
    • us: La Mothe, Ferdinand Joseph, -1941
    • us: Lamothe, Ferdinand, -1941
    • us: LaMothe, Ferdinand Joseph, -1941
    • us: Lemott, Ferdinand Joseph, -1941
    • us: Marton, Jelly Roll, -1941
    • us: Menthe, Ferdinand Joseph La, -1941
    • us: Morton, Ferd Jelly Roll, -1941
    • us: Morton, Ferdinand Joseph, -1941
    • us: Mothe, Ferdinand Joseph La, -1941
    • us: Mouton, Ferdinand, -1941
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    • Morton, Ferdinand Joseph, 1885-1941
    • Morton, Jelly Roll, d. 1941
  • Sources

    • found: His Mister Jelly Roll, 1950.
    • found: Storyville, v. 18, p. 56-58 (article by L. Gushee; baptismal register for St. Joseph's Church, New Orleans: Ferdinand Joseph Lemott, child of Edward Lémott and Louise Monett, b. 10-20-1890; Ferdinand Lamothe, later Mouton, later Morton, very probably same as Jelly Roll Morton)
    • found: New Grove (Morton, 'Jelly Roll' (Ferdinand Joseph), b. ?Gulfport, Miss., 9-20-1885; d. Los Angeles, 7-10-1941)
    • found: Int. dict. of Black composers, 1999 (Morton, Jelly Roll; b. Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe, Oct. 20, 1890, New Orleans, La., d. July 10, 1941, Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • found: Southern, E. Bio. dict. of Afro-Amer. and African musicians (Morton, Ferdinand ("Jelly Roll"); b. Ferdinand Joseph Morton or La Menthe, Sept. 20, 1885, New Orleans, La., d. July 10, 1941, Los Angeles, Calif.; ragtime, blues pianist/jazz bandleader)
    • found: Southern, E. The music of Black Americans, c1997: p. 326 (Ferdinand Joseph "Jelly Roll" Morton (1890-1941, né La Menthe); ragtime pianist, composer, bluesman, and jazzman)
    • found: New Grove dict. of Amer. mus. (Morton, Jelly Roll (LaMothe; Lemott, Ferdinand Joseph); b. Oct. 20, 1890, New Orleans, LA, d. July 10, 1941, Los Angeles, CA; jazz composer and pianist)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Morton, Jelly Roll (Lemott (La Menthe, La Mothe), Ferdinand Joseph); b. Oct. 20, 1890, New Orleans, d. July 10, 1941, Los Angeles; composer and pianist)
    • found: His Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, c1982: p. 89 (Ferd Morton) p. 211 (Ferd Jelly Roll Morton [no quotation marks around "Jelly Roll"])
    • found: Rust, Brian. Jazz records, 1897-1942, 4th rev. ed., c1978: p. 1099 (Jelly Roll Marton and his orchestra)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 27, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Morton, Jelly Roll; Ferdinand Lamothe; Jelly Roll; father of jazz, pianist, bandleader, composer/ arranger, ragtime musician, jazz musician, blues musician / singer; born 20 October 1890 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States; became one of the kings of the piano in New Orleans; toured the South by the end of the twentieth century; wrote classic songs, including Alabama Bound and King Porter Stomp; played in dance halls and clubs throughout the Midwest for both black and white audiences (1920's); put together the Red Hot Peppers, a recording band composed of top New Orleans musicians, including Kid Ory, Barney Bigard, Johnny Dodds, Johnny St. Cyr, and Baby Dodds, to record songs like, Black Bottom Stomp, Sidewalk Blues, and Turtle Twist; recorded music for the Library of Congress, a classic and historical portrait of the era; known as one of the founding fathers of jazz and one of its greatest piano players, composers, and arrangers; died 10 July 1941 in Los Angeles, California, United States)
  • LC Classification

    • ML410.M82
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    • 1980-03-31: new
    • 2015-08-22: revised
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