The composer Jelly Roll died at the age of 50. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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First great jazz composer whose “Jelly Roll Blues” became the first jazz composition to be published. He was also jazz’s first arranger.
He was born to F.P. Lamothe and Louise Monette. His parents were never married and instead had a common-law marriage. He convinced his religious mother that he was a night watchman at a barrel factory when he was really playing piano at a brothel. He married Mabel Bertrand in 1928.
Get up from that piano. You hurtin’ its feelings.
I have been robbed of three million dollars all told. Everyone today is playing my stuff and I don’t even get credit. Kansas City style, Chicago style, New Orleans style hell, they’re all Jelly Roll style.
Jazz music is to be played sweet, soft, plenty rhythm.