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

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The Lion Broke Down the Door
take a little trip to sort of rest Aaron's nerves? He might decide he wanted to discuss something with von." #
I decided that Bob was right and I should travel for my health.
* Johnny St. Gyr remembered Aaron Harris . . .
"He was a big man and a real bully, stood six feet, weighed two hundred pounds and would draw a knife on a police officer. He was a bad, bad actor— killed his brother-in-law, and then beat the rap. I heard—I don't know it to be a fact, but I heard that he had some protection from a hoodoo woman. He must had something—a guy could beat a cold-blooded murder rap. Then in later years he slapped Toodlum—he was a banker of the Cotch game. Toodlum and Boar Hog waited for him at the place he always got off the street car on his way home and let him have it."