Jelly Roll Morton, Inventor Of Jazz, Online Book by Alan Lomax

with Some sheet music & lyrics.

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Those Battles of Music                                                    125
To recount some of the other fine instrumentalists 1 came to know back at that period�there was Ding Johnson, Joe White, Hilaire and Deedee Chandler (he wTas the best and played mostly with Robechaux) on drams. There was Bill Johnson, Ed Garland, Billy Marrero and Pops Foster on bass fiddle. Bud Scott was, no doubt, the great guitarist, although Gigs Wil�liams and Buddy Christian could fake when the music wasn't too hard. Then on trumpet there was Buddy Petit, Mutt Carey, and later on Oliver, but, at the period I'm talking about, the great man was Freddie Keppard.
I first heard Freddie Keppard in 1907. He wasn't well known at the time because he wasn't playing in the tenderloin district. Freddie thought my playing was different and he was crazy about the Indian Blues I had just wrote. This tune enticed him to play in my style and in a year he had a big reputation and the women were swelling his head. He became to be the