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Jelly Roll Morton
at Crystal Beach, Ontario, Canada, August 1927

Among Jelly Roll’s M.C.A engagements, was two weeks at the Crystal Beach Amusement Park, Ontario resort, located a short distance west across Lake Erie from Buffalo. This engagement, featured Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers and began Monday, 25th July and ended Sunday, 7th August 1927.

The photograph was first published in Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton: The Collected Piano Music (1982), following page 260. [6]

Not shown in Mr. Jelly Lord (1980) by Laurie Wright, or in Oh, Mister Jelly (1999) edited by William Russell.

courtesy of Prof. James Dapogny

2004 Ate van Delden Collection

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