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Jazz Changes$
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Martin Williams

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780195083491

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.001.0001

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Original Jelly Roll Blues …

Original Jelly Roll Blues …

(p.166) Original Jelly Roll Blues …
Jazz Changes

Williams Martin

Oxford University Press

There is a story that during the 1930s when Morton was in the audience when a swing band performed his song “King Porter Stomp” he was disappointed with their rendition and went up to the stage, stopped them, and played the piano to show how it should be done. The “Original Jelly Roll Blues” was Morton's “masterpiece” during his early trips to the North as the “earliest published jazz composition.” “King Porter Stomp” was Morton's most successful single. It was a direct, widespread, and continuing story in the history of jazz music.

Keywords:   King Porter Stomp, Original Jelly Roll Blues, jazz, piano, audience

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