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Jelly Roll Morton's Incomparables

This is thought to be the only recording of Jelly Roll Morton’s touring band. All of his other records represent groups of musicians assembled just for the recording sessions. This is also one of first electrical recordings issued on the Gennett label. The flip side of this record contained Fess Williams and his Royal Flush Orchestra performing Wimmin – Aaah!


Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Mr. Jelly Lord
(Jelly Roll Morton)
2-24-1926 Richmond, Indiana Gennett

Jelly Roll Morton's Incomparables

Artist Instrument
Ray Bowling Cornet
Clay Jefferson Drums
Jelly Roll Morton Piano, Banjo
unknown Trombone, Tenor and Alto Saxophone was a pioneering website during the "Information wants to be Free" era of the 1990s. In that spirit we are recovering the lost data from the now defunct site and sharing it with you.
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