Short Description: The sheet music is a note-for-note transcription
of "Mamie's Blues" (Butch Thompson) out of the album "New Orleans Joys"
solo, incl. chord symbols. The original recording is the album version
and not the YouTube video, but they are likewise. You find the original
version and a simplified version without tenth in the left hand.
Licensed Territory: worldwide
Instrumentation: Piano solo
Interpreter: Butch Thompson
Music by: Jelly Roll Morton, Mamie Desdume
Level: 2 (of 5)
Pages: 3 + 3
Order No. 101-105-8027d
Video: Please click on the video icon above!
Jelly Roll Morton (1890 - 1941) was born in New Orleans. His year of birth however is not known: There is no birth certificate. May be he was even born in 1884. He probably was the first great piano composer and interpreter of jazz. His careet began as a teenager when he played bar piano in brothels of Storyville. But even before he was known as a great musician, but mainly as guitar and harmonica player. His nickname »Jelly Roll« is according Wikipedia a sexual connotation and may correspond to his many affairs. Besides in the Dixieland he temporarely lived in California and Chicago. 1936 he foundet the legendary "Red Hot Peppers". Because of the technical limits of the 78 records many of his famous compositions don't last more than tree minutes or are even shorter. In times of swing his music was no more popular. That's why Jelly Roll Morton came into severe troubles. He did not live to see the later Dixieland boom
An explanation to "Mamie's Blues" of Jelly Roll Morton: "Here’s was among the first blues that I’ve ever heard, happened to be a woman, that lived next door to my godmother’s in the Garden District. Her name was Mamie Desdunes. On her right hand, she had her two middle fingers, between her forefingers, cut off, and she played with the three. So she played a blues like this all day long, when she first would get up in the morning.”
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