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Jelly Roll Morton
Publicity photograph, probably taken in Chicago, 1927

This photograph was first published in Victor Record Review (1939), Vol. 2, No. 7, pp. 8-11, together with an article by Charles Edward Smith on the Jelly-Roll Morton’s New Orleans Jazzmen 1939 Bluebird sessions. [14] Smith later used it in 1945 for his booklet for Morton’s Victor album HJ-5.

Shown in Mr. Jelly Lord (1980) by Laurie Wright, page 215. Not shown in Oh, Mister Jelly (1999) edited by William Russell.

courtesy of Ate van Delden

2004 Ate van Delden Collection

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