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Blue Blood Blues

Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers


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Feat. Albert Nicholas


Recorded in New York City on July 14th 1930 featuring Ward Pinkett trumpet, Geechie Fields trombone, Albert Nicholas clarinet, Jelly Roll Morton piano & leader, Howard Hill guitar, Peter Biggs tuba, and Tommy Benford drums.

*"Blue Blood Blues" was composed by Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton.

Jelly's New York sessions present a entirely different line up of musicians to form his "Red Hot Peppers".

This record stands as a fine example of Jelly Roll Morton's advanced skills as an arranger.

Albert Nicholas' seemingly free reign on reeds, the nice warm use of rhythm guitar by Howard Hill against the pianist's own tinkling piano, together with the expert musicianship of Ward Pinkett and Geechie Fields are all contributing factors to this particular slow blues record's infallible appeal.

After his initial appearance Howard Hill's guitar returns for a time benefiting in some warm riffs in a way that is eerily just a bit too modern for the Summer of 1930.

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