The Animule Ball; The Animule Ball Scat Song

The Animule Ball; The Animule Ball / Scat Song

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Jelly Roll Morton. side 1: The Animule Ball [part 1]; side 2: The Animule Ball [part 2 (track 1)] Scat Song [track 2] (Circle JM-9/10), from the album, Jelly Roll Morton, Volume 2: Way Down Yonder... (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.

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Morton, Jelly Roll
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United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
vinylite (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
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