Since this work was first published after 1923 with the prescribed copyright notice, it is unlikely that this work is public domain in the USA. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted), the EU, and in those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years or less.
|Composition Year||1902 ca. or 1905 ca.|
|Genre Categories||; ; ;|
|Work Title||New Orleans Blues|
|Alternative. Title||New Orleans Joys|
|Composer||Morton, Jelly Roll|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IJM 2|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1902 ca. or 1905 ca.|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||3 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
First recorded as a piano solo in 1923. Morton was recorded by Alan Lomax as saying he wrote this piece in 1902. In a letter by Morton printed in Downbeat magazine in 1938 he claimed to have written the piece in 1905.