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1020Morton recordings to be reissued in full!!!

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  • john schott
    Aug 10, 2005
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      from the Rounder Records website (I can't believe this is the first I'm
      hearing about this!):

      Jelly Roll Morton:
      The Complete Library of Congress Recordings, Coming 09/20/2005
      The stories and songs on these recordings are a document of the big bang of
      jazz music at the dawn of the 20th Century. New Orleans composer, pianist
      and pool shark Jelly Roll Morton was one of the key figures in the creation
      of jazz. Alan Lomax was the visionary folklorist who created a legacy that
      illuminated roots music sounds from around the world. Together, in 1938 at
      the Library of Congress, they made these groundbreaking recordings - the
      first recorded oral history in jazz. Jelly Roll's earthy and remarkably
      detailed stories of the milieu that surrounded the formation of jazz music
      are punctuated with his musical illustrations and stunning solo piano
      versions of his best-known compositions. The dandies, piano players,
      prostitutes, hustlers and musical legends that populated Jelly Roll's world
      are brought to life in this riveting narrative, an essential document of
      American culture. A Document of the Big Bang of Jazz! * The first complete
      and unexpurgated release of the 1938 Library of Congress recordings, on 7
      compact discs, plus a bonus disc of interviews of Jelly Roll Morton's peers
      by Alan Lomax * Remastered from the original acetate discs at the Library of
      Congress using Sony Direct Stream Digital technology, and restored using the
      Cedar Cambridge(TM) system. * Includes Alan Lomax's acclaimed biography,
      Mister Jelly Roll, plus a new 80-page book with an appreciation by John
      Szwed and many rare photographs. * Expanded liner notes and new
      comprehensive transcription, with Alan Lomax's hand-written annotations,
      included as an Adobe PDF document.
      Ships on 9/20/2005
      Label: Rounder - Inventory ID: 1166118882
      Release Date: 9/20/2005
      List Price: $128.00
      Your Price: $99.99