Jelly Roll Blues
|"Jelly Roll Blues"|
Sheet music cover
|Music by||Ferd "Jelly Roll" Morton|
|Recorded by||Gennett, Bluebird, Victor|
|Performed by||Jelly Roll Morton and his The Red Hot Peppers|
"Original Jelly Roll Blues," usually shortened to and known as "Jelly Roll Blues," is an early jazz fox-trot composed by Jelly Roll Morton. He recorded it first as a piano solo in Richmond, Indiana, in 1924, and then with his Red Hot Peppers in Chicago two years later, titled as it was originally copyrighted: "Original Jelly-Roll Blues." It is referenced by name in the 1917 Shelton Brooks composition "Darktown Strutters' Ball".
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