Mama 'Nita; Spanish Swat


Jelly Roll Morton. side 1: Mama 'Nita; side 2: Spanish Swat (Circle JM-25/26), from the album, Jelly Roll Morton, Volume 4: The Spanish Tinge (Circle Limited Edition #306).
78 rpm.

This recording is part of a limited edition 45 twelve-inch record set, The Saga of Mr. Jelly Lord. The set is comprised of interviews and musical performances of musician Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton (1890-1941) recorded by American ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax (1915-2002) at the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, from May 23, 1938 to December 14, 1938. In the interviews, Morton recounts his experiences, both in New Orleans and on the road, as a popular musician of the early twentieth century.

The Saga of Mr. Jelly Lord limited edition record set was issued by Circle Sound Inc., incrementally with two albums every three months, beginning in late 1947. The recordings were pressed on red vinylite. Album design and typography for this set was by Jimmy Ernst (born Hans-Ulrich Ernst, 1920-1984), a German-born American painter.

Recording Date: 1938

Recording Artist: Morton, Jelly RollManufacturer: Circle

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Entertainment, Popular Entertainment, Music & Musical Instruments, Family & Social Life, Jazz


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Related Publication: Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 2

Credit Line: Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0698.2568Catalog Number: 1988.0698.2568Accession Number: 1988.0698Maker Number: JM-25JM-26Serial Number: 306

Object Name: sound recording

Physical Description: vinylite (overall material)paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm


Record Id: nmah_1061326

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