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The Resource Dead man blues : Jelly Roll Morton way out West, Phil Pastras

Dead man blues : Jelly Roll Morton way out West, Phil Pastras

Label
Dead man blues : Jelly Roll Morton way out West
Title
Dead man blues
Title remainder
Jelly Roll Morton way out West
Statement of responsibility
Phil Pastras
Title variation
Jelly Roll Morton way out West
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton sat down at the piano in the Library of Congress in May 1938 to begin his monumental series of interviews with Alan Lomax, he spoke of his years on the West Coast with the nostalgia of a man recalling a golden age, a lost Eden. He had arrived in Los Angeles more than 20 years earlier, but he still recounted his losses vividly. Tbe keenest loss was his separation from Anita Gonzales, by his own account "the only woman I ever loved," and to whom he left almost all of his royalties in his will."
  • "In Dead Man Blues, Phil Pastras sets the record straight on the two periods (1917-1922 and 1940-194l) that Jelly Roll Morton spent on the West Coast. In addition to rechecking sources, correcting mistakes in scholarly accounts, and situating eyewitness narratives within the histories of New Orleans and Los Angeles, Pastras offers a fresh interpretation of the life and work of Morton, one of the most important and influential early practitioners of jazz. Pastras's discovery of a previously unknown collection of memorabilia - including a 58-page scrapbook compiled by Morton himself - sheds new light on Morton's personal and artistic development, as well as on the crucial role played by Anita Gonzales."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pastras, Philip
Dewey number
  • 781.65/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.M82
LC item number
P37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Music of the African diaspora
Series volume
5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jazz musicians
  • Morton, Jelly Roll
  • Morton, Jelly Roll
  • Gonzales, Anita
Label
Dead man blues : Jelly Roll Morton way out West, Phil Pastras
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prelude to a Riff
  • Mamanita and the "Voodoo Witch"
  • L.A. Jelly, 1917-1923
  • The Scrapbook
  • Last Days
Control code
45963185
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 246 pages
Isbn
9780520236875
Lccn
2001027291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dead man blues : Jelly Roll Morton way out West, Phil Pastras
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prelude to a Riff
  • Mamanita and the "Voodoo Witch"
  • L.A. Jelly, 1917-1923
  • The Scrapbook
  • Last Days
Control code
45963185
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 246 pages
Isbn
9780520236875
Lccn
2001027291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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