Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 The Story of "I'm Alabama Bound" (Spoken) / I'm Alabama Bound (Song)
4:03
2 Time in Mobile (Spoken) / "I'm Alabama Bound," continued (Song)
4:13
3 "King Porter Stomp" (Piano Instrumental) / The Story of "King Porter Stomp" (Spoken)
4:06
4 The Story of "King Porter Stomp," continued (Spoken) / "You Can Have It, I Don't Want It" (Song) / Copyrights and Battles of Music (Spoken)
3:53
5 Jell Roll's Background (Spoken)
4:21
6 Music Lessons (Spoken) / "Miserere" (Piano Instrumental)
4:06
7 "Miserere," continued (Piano Instrumental) / The French Opera House and the Tenderloin (Spoken)
4:05
8 The Stomping Grounds
4:15
9 "The Style of Sammy Davis" (Piano Instrumental) / The Renown of Tony Jackson (Spoken) / "Pretty Baby" (Song)
4:18
10 Tony Jackson Was the Favorite / Dope, Crown, and Opium (Spoken)
4:00
11 Poor Alfred Wilson (Spoken) / Tony Jackson's "Naked Dance" (Piano Instrumental)
4:03
12 "Honky Tonk Blues" (Song) / In New Orleans, Anyone Could Carry a Gun (Spoken)
4:21
13 New Orleans Was a Free and Easy Place (Spoken) / "Levee Man Blues" (Song)
4:08
14 The Story of Aaron Harris (Spoken)
4:05
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 The Story of Aaron Harris, continued (Spoken) / "Aaron Harris Blues" (Song)
4:06
2 Aaron Harris, His Hoodoo Woman, and the The Hat That Started a Riot (Spoken)
4:10
3 The Story of the 1900 New Orleans Riot and the Song of Robert Charles (Spoken)
4:05
4 The Story of the 1900 New Orleans Riot, continued (Spoken) / "Game Kid Blues" (Song)
4:05
5 "Game Kid Blues," continued (Piano Instrumental) / "Buddy Carter Rag" (Piano Instrumental)
3:57
6 New Orleans Funerals (Spoken) / "Steal Away" (Song) / "Nearer My God to Thee" (Song)
4:18
7 Funeral Marches (Spoken) / "Flee as the Bird to the Mountain" (Piano Instrumental)
4:12
8 "Oh! Didn't He Ramble" (Piano Instrumental) / Evolution of Tiger Rag (Spoken) / "Tiger Rag" first and second strains (Piano Instrumental)
4:07
9 "Tiger Rag" third, fourth, and fifth strains (Piano Instrumental) / "Tiger Rag" transformed (Piano Instrumental)
4:01
10 "Tiger Rag" (Piano Instrumental) / "Panama" (Piano Instrumental)
4:03
11 The Right Tempo Is the Accurate Tempo (Interview and Demonstration) / Harmony, Melody, and Riffs (Interview and Demonstration)
4:40
12 Jazz Discords and the Story of the "Kansas City Stomp" (Interview and Demonstration) / "Kansas City Stomp" (Piano Instrumental)
4:31
13 "Kansas City Stomp," continued (Piano Instrumental) / Breaks in Jazz (Interview and Demonstration) / "Darktown Strutters' Ball" (Piano Instrumental)
4:35
14 Slow Swing and "Sweet Jazz Music" (Interview and Demonstration)
4:34
15 "Salty Dog" (Song) / Bill Johnson, Jelly's Brother-in-Law (Spoken)
4:23
16 "Hesitation Blues" (Interview and Song)
4:30
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 "My Gal Sal," original and transformation (Interview and Song)
3:53
2 The St. Louis Scene (Spoken) / Randall's Tune (Piano Instrumental) / "Maple Leaf Rag," St. Louis style (Piano Instrumental)
4:10
3 "Maple Leaf Rag," St. Louis style, conclusion (Piano Instrumental) / "Maple Leaf Rag," New Orleans style (Piano Instrumental)
4:20
4 Jelly Roll Carves St. Louis (Spoken)
4:20
5 Jelly Roll Carves St. Louis, continued (Spoken) / "Miserere," swinging arrangement, with portion of "Anvil Chorus" (Piano Instrumental)
4:24
6 "New Orleans Blues" (Song)
3:59
7 "Winin' Boy Blues" (Song)
3:45
8 "Winin' Boy Blues," continued (Song)
4:24
9 "The Anamule Dance" (Song)
3:47
10 "The Anamule Dance," continued (Song) / The Story of the "The Anmule Dance" (Spoken) / The Origins of Scat, "Scat Song" (Interview and Demonstration)
4:20
11 The Great Buddy Bolden (Spoken) / "Buddy Bolden's Blues" (Song)
4:12
12 The Great Buddy Bolden, continued (Spoken)
4:11
13 "Mr. Jelly Lord" (Song)
4:10
14 How Jelly Roll Got His Name (Spoken) / "Original Jelly Roll Blues" (Piano Instrumental)
4:15
15 "Original Jelly Roll Blues," continued (Song) / Jelly Roll's Four-Beat Foot (Spoken)
4:10
16 "Honky Tonk Blues" (Song) / Old-Time Honky Tonks (Spoken)
4:06
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Real Tough Boys (Spoken)
4:32
2 Sporting Attire and Shooting the Agate (Spoken)
4:33
3 Sweet Mamas and Sweet Papas (Spoken) / "See See Rider" (Song)
4:21
4 "See See Rider," continued (Song) / Parading With the Broadway Swells (Spoken)
4:25
5 Parading With the Broadway Swells, continued (Spoken)
4:24
6 Fights and Weapons (Spoken) / "Stars and Stripes Forever" (Piano Instrumental)
4:28
7 Luis Russell and New Orleans Riffs (Interview and Demonstration) / "Call of the Freaks" (Song)
4:27
8 Jelly's Travels: From Yazoo to Clarksdale (Spoken)
4:14
9 Jelly's Travels: From Clarksdale to Helena (Spoken)
4:34
10 Jelly's Travels: From Helena to Memphis (Spoken)
4:23
11 In Memphis: The Monarch Saloon and Benny Frenchy (Spoken) / "Benny Frenchy's Tune" (Piano Instrumental)
4:24
12 "Benny Frenchy's Tune," continued (Piano Instrumental) / Bad Sam, Memphis' Toughest (Interview) / "The Stomp That Beat Benny Frenchy" (Piano Instrumental) / "All That I Ask Is Love" (Song)
4:24
13 "Make Me a Pallet on the Floor" (Interview and Song)
4:16
14 "Make Me a Pallet on the Floor," continued (Song)
4:15
15 "Make Me a Pallet on the Floor," continued (Song)
4:14
16 "Make Me a Pallet on the Floor," conclusion (Song)
4:35
CD 5
# Title Rating Length
1 "The Dirty Dozen" (Interview and Song)
4:31
2 The Murder Ballad, Part One (Song)
4:03
3 The Murder Ballad, Part Two (Song)
4:18
4 The Murder Ballad, Part Three (Song)
4:28
5 The Murder Ballad, Part Four (Song)
4:20
6 The Murder Ballad, Part Five (Song)
4:13
7 The Murder Ballad, Part Six (Song)
4:25
8 The Murder Ballad, conclusion (Song)
4:30
9 "Fickle Fay Creep" (Piano Instrumental)
3:16
10 "Jungle Blues" (Piano Instrumental)
3:45
11 "King Porter Stomp" (Piano Instrumental)
2:57
12 "Sweet Peter" (Piano Instrumental)
3:05
13 "Hyena Stomp" (Piano Instrumental)
3:34
14 "Wolverine Blues" (Song)
3:47
15 "Wolverine Blues," continued (Song)
4:02
16 "State and Madison" (Piano Instrumental)
3:45
17 "The Pearls" (Piano Instrumental)
3:31
18 "The Pearls," continued (Piano Instrumental)
3:35
CD 6
# Title Rating Length
1 "Bert Williams" (Piano Instrumental)
3:42
2 "Freakish" (Piano Instrumental)
4:00
3 "Pep" (Piano Instrumental)
3:34
4 The Georgia Skin Game (Spoken)
3:56
5 The Georgia Skin Game, continued (Spoken)
3:04
6 The Georgia Skin Game, conclusion (Spoken) / "I'm Gonna Get One and Go Directly" (Song)
3:21
7 "Ungai Hai," the Sign of the Indians (Interview and Song)
4:11
8 "New Orleans Blues" (Piano Instrumental) / The Spanish Tinge (Spoken)
4:08
9 The Spanish Tinge, continued (Interview and Demonstration)
4:15
10 Improving Spanish Tempos and "Creepy Feeling" (Interview and Piano Instrumental)
4:07
11 "Creepy Feeling" (Piano Instrumental)
4:20
12 "The Crave" (Piano Instrumental)
4:32
13 "Mamanita" (Piano Instrumental)
4:09
14 C'était N'aut' Can-Can, Payez Donc (Interview and Song) / "If You Don't Shake, You Don't Get No Cake" (Song"
4:23
15 "Spanish Swat" (Piano Instrumental)
4:14
16 "Ain't Misbehavin'" (Song)
4:13
17 "I Hate a Man Like You" (Interview and Song) / "Rolling Stuff" (Piano Instrumental)
4:13
18 "Michigan Water Blues" (Interview and Song)
3:51
CD 7
# Title Rating Length
1 "Winin' Boy Blues" (Song)
4:10
2 "Winin' Boy Blues," continued (Song)
4:16
3 "Boogie Woogie Blues" (Piano Instrumental) / "Albert Carroll's Tune" (Piano Instrumental) / "Buddy Bertrand's Blues" (Piano Instrumental)
4:22
4 "Buddy Bertrand's Blues," continued (Piano Instrumental) / "Mamie's Blues" (Interview, Piano Instrumental, and Song)
4:27
5 When the Hot Stuff Came In (Spoken)
8:41
6 The First Hot Arrangements (Spoken)
9:02
7 The Pensacola Kid and the Cadillac Café (Spoken)
8:00
8 At the Cadillac Café, Los Angeles, continued (Spoken) / "Little Liza Jane" (Song)
9:56
9 "Little Liza Jane," continued (Song) / On the West Coast: Getting Along Swell (Spoken)
9:47
10 In the Publishing Business (Spoken) / "Tricks Ain't Walking No More" (Song)
8:50
CD 8
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 "Original Jelly Roll Blues" (Guitar Instrumental)
Johnny St. Cyr 1:52
2 Jelly Roll's Early Playing Days in the District (Spoken)
Johnny St. Cyr and Alan Lomax 1:23
3 Hot Bands and Creole Tunes (Spoken)
Johnny St. Cyr and Alan Lomax 4:30
4 "Eh, La Bas" (Song) / Riffs and Breaks From Creole Songs (Spoken)
Johnny St. Cyr and Alan Lomax 2:03
5 Old-Time Creole Musicians and the French Element (Spoken)
Leonard Bechet and Alan Lomax 3:33
6 Playing Hot With Buddy Bolden (Spoken)
Paul Dominguez, Jr., Alphonse Picou, and Alan Lomax 3:18
7 "High Society" (Instrumental)
Alphonse Picou and Paul Dominguez, Jr. 2:17
8 Sporting Life Costumes (Spoken)
Albert Glenny, Leonard Bechet, and Alan Lomax 1:39
9 Buddy Bolden: Man and Musician (Spoken)
Albert Glenny, Leonard Bechet, and Alan Lomax 2:24
10 Creoles Playing With Negroes: Getting That Drive (Spoken)
Leonard Bechet and Alan Lomax 4:29
11 Jelly Roll's Compositions (Spoken)
Johnny St. Cyr and Alan Lomax 3:23
12 How Johnny St. Cyr Learned to Play Guitar (Spoken)
Johnny St. Cyr and Alan Lomax 2:21
13 "Guitar Blues" (Guitar Instrumental) / Just the Guitar Blues (Spoken)
Johnny St. Cyr and Alan Lomax 2:18
14 Bad Men and Pimps (Spoken)
Johnny St. Cyr and Alan Lomax 3:39
15 The Story of the "Coon Blues" (Spoken)
Alphonse Picou and Alan Lomax 1:35
16 "Coon Blues" (Instrumental)
Alphonse Picou and Paul Dominguez, Jr. 2:23
17 Jazz Is Just a Makeup: Buddy Bolden, Honky Tonks, Brass Band Funerals, and Parades (Spoken)
Albert Glenny, Leonard Bechet, and Alan Lomax 5:26
18 Young Sidney Bechet: Jim Crow and the Dangers of the District (Spoken)
Leonard Bechet and Alan Lomax 3:41
19 The Main Idea in Jazz: "Just Watch Me" – Improvising and Reading Music (Spoken)
Albert Glenny, Leonard Bechet, and Alan Lomax 3:25
20 "Of All His Mother's Children He Loved Jelly the Best": A Little Tale of Jelly Roll Morton (Spoken)
Johnny St. Cyr and Alan Lomax 8:50

Credits

CD 1

piano:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 1–14)
vocals:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 1–14)

CD 2

piano:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 1–16)
vocals:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 1–16)

CD 3

piano:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 1–16)
vocals:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 1–16)

CD 4

piano:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 1–16)
vocals:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 1–16)

CD 5

piano:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 1–18)
vocals:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 1–18)

CD 6

piano:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 1–18)
vocals:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 1–18)

CD 7

piano:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 1–10)
vocals:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 1–10)
writer:
Mamie Desdume (track 4)
medley including a recording of:
2.19 Blues (track 4)

CD 8

clarinet:
Alphonse Picou (tracks 7, 16)
guitar:
Paul Dominguez, Jr. (tracks 7, 16)
Johnny St. Cyr (tracks 1, 4, 13)
spoken vocals:
Alphonse Picou (tracks 6, 15)
Leonard Bechet (tracks 5, 8–10, 17–19)
Johnny St. Cyr (tracks 2–3, 11–14, 20)
Albert Glenny (tracks 8–9, 17, 19)
Alan Lomax (tracks 2–3, 5–6, 8–15, 17–20)
vocals:
Johnny St. Cyr (tracks 1, 4)

Release

piano: Jelly Roll Morton
design/illustration: Robert Crumb
mastering: Adam Ayan (Gateway Mastering)
producer: Jeffrey A. Greenberg
Anna Lomax Wood
recording engineer: Alan Lomax
spoken vocals: Alan Lomax
ASIN: US: B000AOF9W0 [info]