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Morton, Jelly Roll, 1890-1941

LC control no.n 50007929
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationML410.M82 Biography
Personal name headingMorton, Jelly Roll, 1890-1941
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Variant(s)La Menthe, Ferdinand Joseph, 1890-1941
La Mothe, Ferdinand Joseph, 1890-1941
Lamothe, Ferdinand, 1890-1941
LaMothe, Ferdinand Joseph, 1890-1941
Lemott, Ferdinand Joseph, 1890-1941
Marton, Jelly Roll, 1890-1941
Menthe, Ferdinand Joseph La, 1890-1941
Morton, Ferd Jelly Roll, 1890-1941
Morton, Ferdinand Joseph, 1885-1941
Morton, Ferdinand Joseph, 1890-1941
Morton, Jelly Roll, d. 1941
Mothe, Ferdinand Joseph La, 1890-1941
Mouton, Ferdinand, 1890-1941
See alsoFounded corporate body of person: Red Hot Peppers (Musical group)
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1890-10-20
Death date1941-07-10
Place of birthNew Orleans (La.)
Place of deathLos Angeles (Calif.)
Profession or occupationPianists Jazz musicians Composers Singers Band directors Arrangers (Musicians) Blues musicians
Found inHis Mister Jelly Roll, 1950.
Storyville, v. 18, p. 56-58 (article by L. Gushee; baptismal register for St. Joseph's Church, New Orleans: Ferdinand Joseph Lemott, child of Edward Lémott and Louise Monett, b. 10-20-1890; Ferdinand Lamothe, later Mouton, later Morton, very probably same as Jelly Roll Morton)
New Grove (Morton, 'Jelly Roll' (Ferdinand Joseph), b. ?Gulfport, Miss., 9-20-1885; d. Los Angeles, 7-10-1941)
Int. dict. of Black composers, 1999 (Morton, Jelly Roll; b. Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe, Oct. 20, 1890, New Orleans, La., d. July 10, 1941, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Southern, E. Bio. dict. of Afro-Amer. and African musicians (Morton, Ferdinand ("Jelly Roll"); b. Ferdinand Joseph Morton or La Menthe, Sept. 20, 1885, New Orleans, La., d. July 10, 1941, Los Angeles, Calif.; ragtime, blues pianist/jazz bandleader)
Southern, E. The music of Black Americans, c1997: p. 326 (Ferdinand Joseph "Jelly Roll" Morton (1890-1941, né La Menthe); ragtime pianist, composer, bluesman, and jazzman)
New Grove dict. of Amer. mus. (Morton, Jelly Roll (LaMothe; Lemott, Ferdinand Joseph); b. Oct. 20, 1890, New Orleans, LA, d. July 10, 1941, Los Angeles, CA; jazz composer and pianist)
New Grove dict. of jazz (Morton, Jelly Roll (Lemott (La Menthe, La Mothe), Ferdinand Joseph); b. Oct. 20, 1890, New Orleans, d. July 10, 1941, Los Angeles; composer and pianist)
His Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, c1982: p. 89 (Ferd Morton) p. 211 (Ferd Jelly Roll Morton [no quotation marks around "Jelly Roll"])
Rust, Brian. Jazz records, 1897-1942, 4th rev. ed., c1978: p. 1099 (Jelly Roll Marton and his orchestra)
African American National Biography, accessed February 27, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Morton, Jelly Roll; Ferdinand Lamothe; Jelly Roll; father of jazz, pianist, bandleader, composer/arranger, ragtime musician, jazz musician, blues musician/singer; born 20 October 1890 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States; became one of the kings of the piano in New Orleans; toured the South by the end of the twentieth century; wrote classic songs, including Alabama Bound and King Porter Stomp; played in dance halls and clubs throughout the Midwest for both black and white audiences (1920's); put together the Red Hot Peppers, a recording band composed of top New Orleans musicians, including Kid Ory, Barney Bigard, Johnny Dodds, Johnny St. Cyr, and Baby Dodds, to record songs like, Black Bottom Stomp, Sidewalk Blues, and Turtle Twist; recorded music for the Library of Congress, a classic and historical portrait of the era; known as one of the founding fathers of jazz and one of its greatest piano players, composers, and arrangers; died 10 July 1941 in Los Angeles, California, United States), March 12, 2019: California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Ferdinand Morton; died July 10, 1941, Los Angeles; born September 20, 1889, Louisiana)
Encyclopædia Britannica WWW site, March 12, 2019 (Jelly Roll Morton, byname of Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe; born October 20, 1890, New Orleans, Louisiana, died July 10, 1941, Los Angeles, California; American jazz composer and pianist)
Doctor Jazz WWW site, March 12, 2019 ("Prof. Lawrence Gushee and Dr. Charles Nolan, Archivist of the [New Orleans] Archdiocese, send details of an entry from the baptismal register of St. Joseph's Church, 1802 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, which records that Ferdinand Joseph Lemott (LaMothe) was born on 20th October 1890 and baptized on 25th April 1891 [includes facsimile]. His parents were Edward Lemott (Edward J. LaMothe) and Louise Monett (Monette). Additional dates, principally that of 20th September 1890, for Jelly Roll Morton's birth have been examined, and these should be given due consideration. ... until Morton's birth certificate surfaces, the information from his baptismal certificate remains, for the time being, the best evidence of his birth date.")
Bio. and geneal. master index on GaleNet, March 12, 2019 (Morton, Jelly Roll, 1890-1941 (30 citations, 1988-2013); Morton, Jelly Roll, 1885-1941 (29 citations, 1966-2002); Morton, Jelly Roll (23 citations); Morton, Jelly Roll, 1885- (1 citation); Morton, Jelly Roll, 1899-1941 (2 citations))