Jelly Roll Morton

Diamond studded tooth

Whorehouse, Vaudeville, Ragtime Jazz

Original Pimp


*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


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