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Maxwell Street Stomp
King Mutt & His
Rare Intigrated Sessions
with "Kansas City Frank"
Recorded in Richmond, Indiana on February 12th 1929 Punch Miller trumpet, Arnett Nelson clarinet, George James alto sax, Frank Melrose piano, Willie Baker guitar, and Tommy Taylor drums. -(Recordings from this session were also issued on the Champion and Vocalion labels under the alternate billing of "Frisky Foot Jackson & His Thumpers".)
*"Maxwell Street Stomp" was composed by ? Jimmy Blythe.
Though he learned a lot from his close friendship with the great Jelly Roll Morton, as a pianist stylistically Frank Melrose was very much an entity all his own.
At this amazing February 1929 Gennett session held a short distance away from Chicago in near-by Richmond, Indiana, Frank Melrose can be heard performing as the leader of a racially integrated jazz band billed under the misleading pseudonym "King Mutt" and his "Tennessee Thumpers".
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