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Wild Man Blues: The Eccentric Genius of Jelly Roll Morton

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band provides the musical backdrop for Vernel Bagneris’ portrayal of Jelly Roll Morton and his journey to become the self-proclaimed “Inventor of Jazz.”

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Tishomingo Blues: Spencer Williams

Spencer Williams was one of the earliest black composers to shape jazz as popular music. Many of his songs, such as "Royal Garden Blues," "Everybody Loves My Baby," and "I Ain't Got Nobody," became anthems of the Jazz Age and the Swing Era.

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