Ferdinand Morton  (1885-1941)
Last updated: 26.02.17
According to the Internet source given below, Jelly Roll [Ferdinand] Morton was Black American jazz composer and pianist. Raised in New Orleans he was influenced early by the jazz pianist-composer Tony Jackson. By 1911 the jazz pianist James Price Johnson had heard him play his "Jelly Roll Blues" in New York and considered his style advanced for its time; the piece being published two years later Chicago. In 1913 Morton was in St. Louis and then he lived in Los Angeles from 1917 to 1922 enjoying great success.
He then started a remarkable recording career spanning 1923 until 1957. He was the first significant jazz composer.


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Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif John Arpin on "Kings of Ragtime" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Paul Asaro on "Parlor Piano Solos" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sydney Bechet on "The Creole Prodigy" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sydney Bechet on "Les Oignons" flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Ton Van Bergeyk on "Black & Tan Fantasy" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Ton Van Bergeyk on "Famous Ragtime Guitar Solos" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Mark Birnbaum on "Hot Piano! Ragtime Blues Jazz Classical Mark Birnbaum" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Mimi Blais on "Once Upon a Rag Time" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Claude Bolling on "Original Blues" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Claude Bolling on "Original Ragtime" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Claude Bolling on "Original Ragtime/Original Boogie Woogie/Original Piano Blues" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Dave Dallwitz on "Hooked on Ragtime - Vol. 1" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Bob Darch on "Reunion in Ragtime" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Matthew Davidson on "Sugar's Nightmare" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Matthew Davidson on "Voodoo Queen: Piano Rags, Jazz and Blues" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "Syncopated Safari"
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "The Two Sides of Perfessor Bill"
cd15.gif Marco Fumo on "Last Time Rag: Joplin - Morton et al" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Tom Hazelton on "Ragtime's Greatest Hits" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Paul Hersh on "The Great Ragtime Classics" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Dick Hyman on "Forgotten Dreams: Archives of Novelty Piano (1920's-1930's)" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Carolina Shout" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Harlem Stride Piano" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Harlem Stride Piano 1921-1929" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "Hot Piano" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1921-28" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1944 Vol. 2" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "Wild Women Don't Have The Blues" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Scott Kirby on "Bucktown in the 90's" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif George Lewis on "George Lewis' Ragtime Band of New Orleans: The Oxford Series Vol. 01" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif George Lewis on "George Lewis' Ragtime Band of New Orleans: The Oxford Series Vol. 02" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paul Lingle on "Live at the Jug Club" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paul Lingle on "They Tore My Playhouse Down" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Johnny Maddox on "Dixieland Blues" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "American Roots Music: Ragtime" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Best Ragtime Album Ever" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Black & Proud" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Classic Ragtime: Roots and Offshoots" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Cotton Club: A Nostalgic Collection" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Good Time Jazz Story" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Greatest Jazz, Blues and Ragtime of the Century" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Greatest Ragtime of the Century" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Honky Tonk Piano" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "New Orleans Masters" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Rags to Rhythms" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Ragtime" flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Ragtime Hard To Find Classics" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Ragtime Memories" flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Ragtime's Greatest Hits" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Riverside History of Classic Jazz" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Spirit of Ragtime" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "That Devilin' Tune" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Traditional Jazz Ragtime Collection" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Jelly Roll Morton on "The Chronological Jelly Morton (1930-1939)" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Jelly Roll Morton on "The Original Mr. Jelly Lord" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Peter Muir on "Spontaneous Ragtime" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif New England Ragtime Ensemble on "The Art of the Rag" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra on "New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Ophelia Ragtime Orchestra on "Echoes from the Snowball Club"
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "More Candy" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif John W. "Knocky" Parker on "Complete Works of Jelly Roll Morton" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif David Thomas Roberts on "Best of New Orleans Ragtime Piano" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Marcus Roberts on "Alone With Three Giants" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Marcus Roberts on "As Serenity Approaches" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Marcus Roberts on "Blues for the New Millenium" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Wally Rose on "Ragtime Classics" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Willie 'The Lion' Smith on "Lion Roars: His Greatest 1934-44" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif St. Louis Ragtimers on "The St. Louis Ragtimers: Volume 1" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif St. Louis Ragtimers on "The St. Louis Ragtimers: Volume 2" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif St. Louis Ragtimers on "The St. Louis Ragtimers: Volume 3" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Adam Swanson on "Chestnut St. in the 90s" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Butch Thompson Plays Jelly Roll Morton Piano Solos" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Butch Thompson's King Oliver Centennial Band" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Chicago Breakdown 88's" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Good Old New York 88's" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Lincoln Avenue Blues" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Lincoln Avenue Express" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Live at Illiana" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "Minnesota Wonder 88's" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Butch Thompson on "New Orleans Joys 88's" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Trebor Jay Tichenor on "Ragtime Reunion"
cd15.gif Trebor Jay Tichenor on "The Tichenor Family Trio"
cd15.gif Trebor Jay Tichenor on "Wild Flower Rag"
cd15.gif Dave Tucker on "Tickled Ragtime & Novelties" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Al Turk on "The Complete Recordings 1924-1926: Chicago Rhythm/Hot Dance and Ragtime" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Terry Waldo on "Hot House Rag" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Terry Waldo on "Ragtime Classics Vol. 2" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Brent Watkins on "The Heroes of Parlor Town - Volume 1" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Ron Weatherburn on "Ragtime Piano and Beyond" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Tommy Yetta on "Tommy Yetta: New Orleans Jazz: Autographed (signed): Vinyl LP" flag15us.gif
Brass Music CDs:
cd15.gif Canadian Brass on "Ain't Misbehavin' and Other Fats Waller Hits" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Canadian Brass on "Canadian Brass" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Canadian Brass on "The Canadian Brass Greatest Hits" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Canadian Brass on "Greatest Hits, Vol. 2" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Canadian Brass on "Ragtime!" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Canadian Brass on "Red Hot Jazz: The Dixieland..." flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Eastern Brass Quintet on "Ragtime" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Empire Brass on "Braggin' in Brass" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Ensembles on "Super Jazz-Best of New Orleans" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif South Shore Circus Concert Band on "Sounds of the Circus - Volume 25" MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
Folk Music CDs:
cd15.gif Johnny Handle on "Six of the Best - Ragtime Piano Music"
Recorder Sheet Music
Jelly Roll Blues(D/D/A/T/B)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Score and Parts.
Level: 5 - Very Difficult.
Publisher: Polyphonic Publications (PP00073)
Milenberg Joys(D/A/T/T/B)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Polyphonic Publications (PP00122)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 90 works by Ferdinand Morton (1885-1941). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Winin' Boy Blues (1902 ca.)
Turtle Twist (1929 ca.)
Frog-I-More Rag (1906 ca.) wvicon.gif
a.k.a. Froggie Moore, Sweetheart o' Mine: copyright 1918
Ponchatrain (1930)
a.k.a. Pontchartrain Blues
Shreveport Stomp (1907 ca.) wvicon.gif
Dixie Knows (1931)
Jelly Roll Blues (1915) wvicon.gif
a.k.a. Original Jelly Roll Blues, Chicago Blues
Fickle Fay Creep (1931)
a.k.a. Soap Suds
The Original Jelly Roll Blues (1915)
Gambling Jack (1932)
Superior Rag (1915 ca.)
Crazy Chords (1932 ca.)
Bert Williams (1922 ca.)
copyright 1948
Sweet Peter (1933)
Big Foot Ham (1923)
a.k.a. Big Fat Ham, Ham and Eggs
My Home Is in a Southern Town (1936)
Grandpa's Spells (1923) wvicon.gif
Sweet Substitute (1938)
Kansas City Stomp (1923) wvicon.gif
Creepy Feeling (1938 ca.)
copyright 1944
London Blues (1923)
a.k.a. London Cafe Blues, Shoe Shiner's Drag
Jazz Jamboree (1938 ca.)
Mr. Jelly Lord (1923)
Spanish Swat (1938 ca.)
copyright 1948
The Pearls (1923) wvicon.gif
Anamule Dance (1939)
Wolverine Blues (1923)
a.k.a. The Wolverines
Buddy Bolden's Blues (1939)
King Porter Stomp (1923 ca.) wvicon.gif
The Crave (1939)
Mama'nita (1924 ca.)
copyright 1949
I'm Alabama Bound (1939)
The Perfect Rag (1924 ca.)
a.k.a. Sporting House Rag copyright 1939
The Naked Dance (1939) wvicon.gif
Midnight Mama (1925)
a.k.a. Tom Cat Blues
Albert Carrol's Blues (1948)
Milenburg Joys (1925)
Honky Tonk Music (1948 ca.)
copyright 1948
New Orleans Blues (1925)
a.k.a. New Orleans Joys
Buddy Carter's Rag (1949)
Tom Cat Blues (1925)
a.k.a. Midnight Mama
Finger Breaker (1975) wvicon.gif
aka Finger Buster
Black Bottom Stomp (1926)
a.k.a. Queen of Spades
Big Lip Blues (?)
Cannon Ball Blues (1926)
Chicago Blues (?)
a.ka.a Jelly Roll Blues
Chicago Breakdown (1926) wvicon.gif
Courthouse Bump (?)
Dead Man Blues (1926)
Don't You Leave Me Here (?)
Sidewalk Blues (1926)
Each Day (?)
State and Madison (1926)
Exit Gloom (?)
Stratford Hunch (1926)
a.k.a. Chicago Breakdown
Fussy Mabel (?)
Billy Goat Stomp (1927)
Good Old New York (?)
Ham and Eggs (1927)
I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say (?)
a.k.a. Buddy Bolden's Blues
Hyena Stomp (1927)
If Someone Would Only Love Me (?)
Jungle Blues (1927)
If You Don't Shake (?)
a.k.a. Mama's Got a Baby
Wild Man Blues (1927)
a.k.a. Ted Lewis Blues
If You Knew How I Love You (?)
Boogaboo (1928)
Little Lawrence (?)
Buffalo Blues (1928)
a.k.a. Mister Joe
Load of Coal (?)
Georgia Swing (1928)
Mama's Got a Baby (?)
a.k.a. Tee Nah Nah/ If You Don't Shake
Mister Joe (1928)
a.k.a. Buffalo Blues
Primrose Stomp (?)
Deep Creek Blues (1928 ca.)
Queen of Spades (?)
a.k.a Black Bottom Stomp
Red Hot Pepper (1928 ca.)
Shoe Shiner's Drag (?)
a.k.a. London Blues
Freakish (1929)
Smiling the Blues Away (?)
Seattle Hunch (1929)
Sporting House Rag (?)
a.k.a. Perfect Rag
Burnin' the Iceberg (1929 ca.)
Sweet Anita Mine (?)
Frances (1929 ca.)
a.k.a. Fat Frances - copyright 1931
Sweetheart O' Mine (?)
Words by: John C. Spikes, Benjamin F. Spikes
a.k.a. Froggie Moore
Pep (1929 ca.)
copyright 1931
Tank Town Bump (?)
Pretty Lil (1929 ca.)
Why? (?)