1. Black Broadway on U: A Cultural Mecca


    from Shellée M. Haynesworth / Added

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    In the early 20th century as our nation’s capital blossomed, so did the city’s African-American culture. From 1900 to 1960, Washington, D.C. became known as a black intellectual, identity and cultural hub, anchored by Howard University and centered on a stretch of U Street, NW, called “Black Broadway.” On any given night, entertainment giants such as D.C. native Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey and Billie Holiday often performed in this neighborhood’s nightclubs and theaters. Although other urban communities like Chicago and Harlem had similar districts, D.C.’s Black Broadway on U Street was one of the most vital, and was nationally known. Despite or perhaps even because of the segregation that prevailed in our nation at that time; its businesses were black owned and run; its buildings, built and financed by blacks; its entertainment, by and for blacks. DISCOVER...the history of D.C.'s Black Broadway on U, VISIT: www.blackbroadwayonu.com

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    • MOOIS 23 13-02-97 De Louis van Dijk superband


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      • Labels of Love


        from Brian Jones / Added

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        A selection of great record label designs from the golden age of the 78 rpm disc set to to tracks dubbed from the original shellac discs... Mamie's Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Tomorrow Night: Lonnie Johnson

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        • Matt Peterson - Finger Breaker


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          A ragtime piece that the great Jelly Roll Morton would famously use to "throw down the gauntlet" at jazz jam sessions.

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          • The Highs & Lows Volume II


            from Cindy Santos Bravo / Added

            Volume II of the The Highs and Lows activates the area of Central Avenue in Los Angeles with an excerpt from Alan Lomax's recordings of Jelly Roll Morton. The excerpted words from Alan Lomax's Archive of American Folk Music at the Library of Congress, is the impetus for examining the dialogue between a developing community and the vibrancy and erasure of its musical icons.

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            • Radio Fireside: Jelly Roll Morton


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              Radio Fireside: Jelly Roll Morton Went out back, lit a fire and turned on the radio. Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe (October 20, 1890 – July 10, 1941) was known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton. He was an American ragtime and early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer, who started his career in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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              • Mamie's Blues


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                Jelly Roll Morton recalls Mamie Desdumes. One of the most beautiful performances by pianist Jelly Roll Morton is this version of “Mamie’s Blues.” It has been called one of the unforgettable experiences in jazz discography.

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                • The Bourbon Double-Oh Seven - Tank Town Bump


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                  The Bourbon Double-Oh Seven preform the Jelly Roll Morton classic, "Tank Town Bump" at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel for Trad Jazz Camp 2013.

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                  • No Place Like Home


                    from Sherron Burns / Added

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                    Memories of a home long past, images reflected through dream. This short film is a surreal meditation on ancestors both real and imagined. Puppets and film by Sherron Burns, music by Jelly Roll Morton. (Filmed entirely with an iPhone.)

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                    • Preacher - 'Winin' Boy Blues'


                      from Two Headed Snake Productions / Added

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                      https://www.facebook.com/twoheadedsnakeproductions http://twoheadedsnakeproductions.tumblr.com https://twitter.com/ths_productions A hungover and sleepless Preacher plays Jelly Roll Morton's 'Winin' Boy Blues'. WARNING: May contain language deemed unsuitable for minors. Produced by Two Headed Snake Productions, 2012 Sound production by 'Goodtime' Greenaway https://www.facebook.com/preacherandthebear https://www.facebook.com/PreacherandTheKings

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