Jellys Blues

Jellys Blues Jelly S Blues Vividly Recounts The Tumultuous Life Of Jelly Roll Morton 1890 1941 , Born Ferdinand Joseph Lamonthe To A Large, Extended Family In New Orleans A Virtuoso Pianist With A Larger Than Life Personality, He Composed Such Influential Early Jazz Pieces As Kansas City Stomp And New Orleans Blues But By The Late 1930s, Jelly Roll Morton Was Nearly Forgotten As A Visionary Jazz Composer Instead, He Was Caricatured As A Braggart, A Hustler, And, Worst Of All, A Has Been He Was Ridiculed By The White Popular Press And Robbed Of Due Royalties By Unscrupulous Music Publishers His Reputation At Rock Bottom, Jelly Roll Morton Seemed Destined To Be Remembered As A Flamboyant, Diamond Toothed Rounder Than As The Brilliant Architect Of That New American Musical Idiom Jazz.In 1992, The Death Of A New Orleans Memorabilia Collector Unearthed A Startling Archive Here Were Unknown Later Compositions As Well As Correspondence, Court And Copyright Records, All Detailing Morton S Struggle To Salvage His Reputation, Recover Lost Royalties, And Protect The Publishing Rights Of Black Musicians Morton Was A Much Complex And Passionate Man Than Many Had Realized, Fiercely Dedicated To His Art And Possessing An Unwavering Belief In His Own Genius, Even As He Toiled In Poverty And Obscurity An Especially Immediate And Visceral Look Into The Jazz Worlds Of New Orleans And Chicago, Jelly S Blues Is The Definitive Biography Of A Jazz Icon, And A Long Overdue Look At One Of The Twentieth Century S Most Important Composers. Biography of Morton that utilized a lot of new material from William Russell s Morton archives In a large sense, Jelly s Blues was conceived as a corrective to the Alan Lomax book on Jelly Roll I ve not read the Lomax book, but he is often criticized for trying to make his african american sources fit his own stereotypes about their lives and for focussing on the non musical parts of their lives The Lomax book was drawn from his recorded conversations with morton at the Library of Congress h Biography of Morton that utilized a lot of new material from William Russell s Morton archives In a large sense, Jelly s Blues was conceived as a corrective to the Alan Lomax book on Jelly Roll I ve not read the Lomax book, but he is often criticized for trying to make his african american sources fit his own stereotypes about their lives and for focussing on the non musical parts of their lives The Lomax book was drawn from his recorded conversations with morton at the Library of Congres
Excellent, well researched book about one of the best composers of American music Reich succeeds in depicting Morton as a human being in many senses a wronged unfairly treated human being rather than as a myth or larger than life legend Knowing the struggles of
Read the first half, skimmed the second half It s repetitive.

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Jellys Blues
  • Howard Reich
  • English
  • 21 March 2017
  • 0306812096