Film, Video Mister Jelly Roll, Mister Lomax and the Invention of Jazz
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- Mister Jelly Roll, Mister Lomax and the Invention of Jazz
- 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.
- Library of Congress
- American Folklife Center, sponsoring body
Created / Published
- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2006-01-18.
- - African American History
- - Performing Arts, Music
- - Biography, History
- - Culture, Performing Arts
- - Classification: Music and Books on Music.
- - John Szwed, Dave Burrell.
- - Recorded on 2006-01-18.
- - Kids, Families.
- 1 online resource
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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/>.