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Film, Video Mister Jelly Roll, Mister Lomax and the Invention of Jazz

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Title

  • Mister Jelly Roll, Mister Lomax and the Invention of Jazz

Summary

  • In 1938, Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe, also known as Jelly Roll Morton (1885-1941), sat down at a piano in the Library of Congress to record the first oral history of jazz. Seated nearby, asking questions and operating a small portable disc recorder, sat Alan Lomax, 23-year-old assistant in charge of the Library's Archive of American Folksong. Writer and jazz scholar John Szwed and pianist Dave Burrell explore this unique legacy right where it was created -- on the stage of the Coolidge Auditorium.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • American Folklife Center, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2006-01-18.

Headings

  • -  African American History
  • -  Performing Arts, Music
  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Culture, Performing Arts

Notes

  • -  Classification: Music and Books on Music.
  • -  John Szwed, Dave Burrell.
  • -  Recorded on 2006-01-18.
  • -  Kids, Families.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021687989

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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Credit Line: Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Mister Jelly Roll, Mister Lomax and the Invention of Jazz. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -01-18, 2006. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687989/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & American Folklife Center, S. B. (2006) Mister Jelly Roll, Mister Lomax and the Invention of Jazz. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -01-18. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687989/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Mister Jelly Roll, Mister Lomax and the Invention of Jazz. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -01-18, 2006. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687989/>.