Jelly Roll Morton, Volume 9: Alabama Bound

Jelly Roll Morton, Volume 9: Alabama Bound

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Jelly Roll Morton. Jelly Roll Morton, Volume 9: Alabama Bound (Circle Limited Edition #306).
78 rpm. Album is for a 4-disc set comprised of JM-61, JM-62, JM-63, JM-64, JM-65, JM-66, JM-67, and JM-68.

This 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.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sound recording album
recording date
1938
recording artist
Morton, Jelly Roll
manufacturer
Circle
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 14 in; 30.48 cm x 35.56 cm
ID Number
1988.0698.2595
catalog number
1988.0698.2595
accession number
1988.0698
maker number
JM-61/68
serial number
306
Credit Line
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
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