Thursday, March 25, 2010

some great Jelly Roll quotes!

“Get up from that piano. You hurtin' its feelings.”

“In 1908 Handy didn't know anything about the blues and he doesn't know anything about jazz and stomps to this day. I myself figured out the peculiar form of mathematics and harmonies that was strange to all the world but me.”

“My contributions were many: First clown director, with witty sayings and flashily dressed, now called master of ceremonies.”

“Jazz music is to be played sweet, soft, plenty rhythm.”

“everything from blues to opera!”

“I have been robbed of three million dollars all told. Everyone today is playing my stuff and I don't even get credit. Kansas City style, Chicago style, New Orleans style hell, they're all Jelly Roll style.”


He could back up everything he said by what he could do. --Omer Simeon

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