Some very interesting reading here
- You might like to check out the doctorjazz site for the following,
The Jelly Roll Morton and J. Lawrence Cook websites have been updated with 7 terrific articles and items of great interest and historical value.
In my opinion, this is one of the best-ever updates for a variety of
Prof. Lawrence sends several combined articles and reports from the "Sports Pages" of the Oakland Tribune, dated 20th June, 21st June and 22nd June 1908. This is a "must read" for devotees of Bill Johnson and the Creole Band and also Kid North. The sports writer spends almost as much space writing about the musical entertainment as he does about the baseball match. Proving that there is nothing "new under under the sun" --- just follow the African-American speech in this very rare 1908 article.
Brian Goggin sends details of a previously unknown "Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers" engagement at the Gallatin Gardens, Uniontown, Pennsylvania from The Daily News Standard, dated Thursday, 11th April 1929.
Brian Goggin sends details of a previously unknown "Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers" engagement in Point Marion, Pennsylvania from The Daily News Standard, dated Tuesday, 30th April 1929.
Jelly Roll Morton's "Tiger Rag" : played by ragtime pianist Bryan Wright. Many of you will have been spellbound by Bryan's "Tiger Rag" performance on YouTube.
I have invited Bryan to join the many noted ragtime and jazz pianists on the website.
Steven Townsend and Prof. Alan Wallace send the biographical entry for J. Lawrence Cook from "Who's Who in Colored America". This includes an early photograph of J. Lawrence Cook in evening dress.
Noted British writer and jazz researcher, Nick Dellow sends an article about Tony Jackson from the rare WWII "Jazz Music" magazine, dated November 1943. Mention of Jelly Roll and many early ragtime pianists.
Don Rouse of the Potomac River Jazz Club sends 2 photographs taken during the broadcast of Rudi Blesh's "This Is Jazz" Radio Program, from WOR New York, dated 21st June 1947. Broadcast and band member details courtesy of Brian Goggin. The photographs are from the estate of the late Beale Riddle.