Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Dead Man BluesJelly Roll Morton Way Out West$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Phil Pastras

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520215238

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520215238.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 18 September 2021

The Scrapbook

The Scrapbook

Chapter:
(p.146) CHAPTER 4 The Scrapbook
Source:
Dead Man Blues
Author(s):

Phil Pastras

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520215238.003.0004

This chapter discusses the scrapbook of Jelly Roll Morton. It contains no internal evidence to prove definitively that Morton himself compiled it, but he is the most likely candidate for a number of reasons, which are also described in this chapter. The scrapbook is littered with evidence of Morton's craving for the attention he had once gotten. Suffering a New York winter must have put a tremendous strain on Morton's heart and must have made him remember rather wistfully the mild winters of Southern California. The story of Jack Ford and Jelly's legendary diamond is explained. The diamond appears to have been fated to disappear. No one knew who took it. Like most grave robbers, the person who stole it probably had no idea of its history and acted out of sheer greed.

Keywords:   scrapbook, Jelly Roll Morton, New York, Southern California, Jack Ford, diamond

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.