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Slide, Mr. Jelly Slide

Fess Williams and his
Royal Flush Orchestra


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Feat. David 'Jelly' James


This recording was produced in New York City on December 6th 1929 George Temple and John Brown trumpets, David 'Jelly' James trombone, Fess Williams alto sax & leader, Bobby Holmes clarinet & alto sax, Felix Gregory clarinet alto, & tenor sax, Perry Smith clarinet & tenor sax, Henry 'Hank' Duncan piano, Ollie Blackwell banjo, Emanuel Casamore tuba, and Ralph Bedell drums.

*"Slide, Mr. Jelly Slide" was composed by Professor Stanley 'Fess' Williams.

On this side the Fess Williams band showcase their trombonist David 'Jelly' James with a number arranged especially for him. The tune possess a definitive Spanish flavor reminiscent of the work of Jelly Roll Morton.

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