Happy 126th Birthday, Jelly Roll Morton!

Jelly Roll Morton Gennett Medallion

Jelly Roll Morton Gennett Medallion

Happy 126th Birthday, Jelly Roll Morton! Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe was born on October 20, 1890 in New Orleans. Morton recorded “Mr. Jelly Lord” with The New Orleans Rhythm Kings on July 17, 1923 in Richmond. 

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