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

with Some sheet music & lyrics.

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recordings—pioneers of jazz saying good­bye to one of their valiant gang—musi­cians who played from the beart because they never learned any other way to play. Kid Ory, trombone; Papa Mutt Carey* comet; Dink Johnson (Jelly Rolfs brother-in-law), clarinet; Ed Gar­land, bass; Fred Washington, piano; and Ben Borders, drums,
Four of that famous old band were among Jelly s pafl bearers: Ory, Papa Mutt, Washington, and Garland. The other pal bearers were Paul Howard, secretary of Local 767; Spencer Johnson and Frank Withers, all old friends who had worked with Jelly in bygone years.
Reb Spikes, Jelly's old song-writing partner, didn't have a car and almost didn't get to the cemetery. Dave Stuart saw that Reb was about to get left be­hind and took him out in his cars "Sure appreciated that/* said Reb. "Wanted to go as far as I could with Jelly/5
Somebody mentioned it would have been a nice thing to have a street band there to march back from the cemetery swinging hell out of Jelly's old songs the way they used to w in New Orleans. The men in Ory's old band decided that was a swell idea and that they would do it next time . • *