New Orleans Blues (Morton, Jelly Roll)



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Publisher. Info. New York: Edwin H. Morris & Co., 1925.
Misc. Notes A low quality scan with some pencil marks. Grace notes difficult to read and some possible errors.
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General Information

Work Title New Orleans Blues
Alternative. Title New Orleans Joys
Composer Morton, Jelly Roll
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJM 2
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 movement
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1902 ca. or 1905 ca.
First Publication. 1925
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Jazz
Instrumentation piano

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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.