Clarence Williams playing a Morton tune backwards?
- Quote http://www.doctorjazz.co.uk/hulsizer.html :
"Morton didn't like Clarence Williams, even though Williams was from
New Orleans. If he hadn't been a piano player, I believe Jelly Roll
may have liked him. Jelly Roll told me that Williams, like Handy, had
made a small fortune just copyrighting, publishing and recording old
blues of uncertain origin that had been sung in the South for years.
He bore Williams a grudge because Williams had taken one of Morton's
tunes and played it backwards (Morton demonstrated on the piano)
copyrighted and published it and made money out of it. But, Jelly
Roll got even. He changed the rhythm on one of Williams tunes and
sold it under his own name (again he demonstrated). However, Williams
had made the most money from his theft and the thought still irked
Jelly Roll. I'm sorry I can't remember the names of the tunes. Maybe
some researching pianist can supply them."
What tunes are involved in this backwards thing?