Diamond studded tooth
Whorehouse, Vaudeville, Ragtime Jazz
*Born Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, Jelly Roll Morton
was playing piano at whorehouses in Storyville by the time he was a teenager.
He was very influential from the transition from Ragtime to Jazz.
Jelly Roll claims to have invented Jazz, but who knows for sure.
During his life he was always a sharp dresser, he was in Vaudeville,
he was a pool shark, and a comedian.
He had a diamond studded tooth,which during the time of the
depression, he lost.
To hear his amazing work on the piano please click the link below