Tag Archives: Jelly Roll Morton

Episode #26 – Dancefloor Mountain Radio Hour: Pre-War Jazz (1925-1940)

Prewar jazz had a different life all its own.  Small unit bands littered the American South’s landscape and quickly made their way to the midwest and further.  Jazz greats played with no-names and musicians recorded on one another’s records.  Most … Continue reading

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Episode #16 – Dancefloor Mountain Radio Hour – Jazz: The Early Years (Reefer Jazz, No-Names and Lost Kings and Queens)

Reefers! Tea! Wacky Sticks! Spliffs!  Always a hush topic.  Rive Gauche.  Along with a run through of no-names and legends, we’ll explore the early sounds of jazz today by way of reefer jazz, no-names and kings and queens of the … Continue reading

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