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Jelly Roll Morton

Jazz Musician, Pianist (20-Oct-1890 — 10-Jul-1941)


Thomas Cusack. Jelly Roll Morton: An Essay in Discography. Cassell & Co.. 1952. 40pp.

Alan Lomax. Mister Jelly Roll. London: Grove Press. 1950. 318pp. Reissued in 2002, 344pp.

Phil Pastras. Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 2001. 246pp.

Howard Reich; William Gaines. Jelly's Blues: The Life, Music, and Redemption of Jelly Roll Morton. Da Capo Press. 2004. 320pp.

Bill Russell. Oh, Mister Jelly! A Jelly Roll Morton Scrapbook. JazzMedia. 1999. 720pp.

Martin T. Williams. Jelly Roll Morton. A. S. Barnes. 1963. 85pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.532)

  6. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.433)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.497)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.743)

  9. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.168-69)

  10. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.688)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.355)

  12. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.416)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.347)

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