Re: New book about Jelly Roll Morton
- It might be the best book, right now it is just amazing collection of
information on Morton and related material. It is like a house that
many scholars live anyone contributing something. But a book is a
different task because the material need in most books to be chewed
and edited for reading (unless its just dry information like
sessiongraphy style of books). There were in the past scholars who
had a lot of material but compiled average books. Sure, the
doctorjazz site has potential to create the best Morton book.
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "john schott" <john@...> wrote:
> You can read the table of contents, first chapter, index and
back cover on the Amazon UK site. Doesn't look like there's anything
particularly new or original from this sampling, although it seems
thorough and decently written. And - why is there a photo of King
Oliver's band on the back cover?!?
> This doesn't appear to be one of the many Morton books I
personally dream of: in-depth analysis of the music and records;
race, racism and Jelly Roll; Morton and Vaudeville; unpublished music
of Morton, etc. Too bad.
> If Mike Meddings' website was a book, it would immediately be
the best book on Morton ever!
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