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Jelly Roll Morton
Street shot taken in Harlem, New York, summer of 1939

The central part of this photograph was first published in Jazz: A History of the New York Scene (1962), by Samuel Charters & Len Kunstadt, page 233. [21]

The person in the background, directly behind Morton, may be Theodore “Wingie” Carpenter, a trumpeter and bandleader from St. Louis, Missouri, who was active in New York.

The photograph was taken by the New Orleans banjo and guitar player Danny Barker. He was a member of the bands of Benny Carter and Cab Calloway at the time of the photograph.

Shown in Mr. Jelly Lord (1980) by Laurie Wright, page 215. A cut-out is shown in Oh, Mister Jelly (1999) edited by William Russell, page 43.

courtesy of Ate van Delden

2004 Ate van Delden Collection

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