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Jelly Roll Blues

Broadway's Vernel Bagneris performs excerpts from his critically acclaimed show, Jelly Roll. Here Morton shares true first person accounts of his French Creole origins, his early music education, the New Orleans red light district where he worked as a piano player; Jelly's original compositions are performed by The Jim Cullum Jazz Band.

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Greenwich Village to 52nd Street: Condon’s, Ryan’s and The Famous Door

Veteran jazz pianist Ralph Sutton gives us a glimpse of the New York club scene of the late 40s and 1950s, when he was right in the middle of it. Among his friends were Eddie Condon, Jack Teagarden and Willie "the Lion" Smith.

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