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Jelly Roll Morton June 2, 1930

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
trumpet
trombone
clarinet
clarinet, alto saxophone
tenor saxophone
piano
banjo
tuba
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Oil Well 0:00
2 Oil Well (Alternate Take) 0:00
3 Load of Coal 0:00
4 Load of Coal (Alternate Take) 0:00
5 Crazy Chords (Alternate Take) 0:00 (trumpet), (trumpet), (clarinet, alto saxophone)
6 Crazy Chords 0:00 (trumpet), (trumpet), (clarinet, alto saxophone)
7 Primrose Stomp 0:00 (trumpet), (trumpet), (clarinet, alto saxophone)
8 Primrose Stomp (Alternate Take) 0:00 (trumpet), (trumpet), (clarinet, alto saxophone)
genre: Ragtime, New Orleans
Recording Date: 
1930-06-02
Label Name: 
Victor
Leader(s): 
Jelly Roll Morton
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
banjo
Skill/instrument: 
tuba
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Ward Pinkett
Personnel: 
unknown
Personnel: 
Geechie Fields
Personnel: 
Eddie Scarpa
Personnel: 
Walter "Foots" Thomas
Personnel: 
Walter "Foots" Thomas
Personnel: 
Joe Thomas
Personnel: 
Jelly Roll Morton
Personnel: 
Lee Blair
Personnel: 
Billy Taylor, Sr.
Personnel: 
Cozy Cole
Ensemble Size: 
orchestra
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Name: 
Victor Studio
Venue Location: 
16 West 46th Street, New York, NY
Recording company
Company Name: 
Victor
Parent Company: 
RCA Victor
Session Details: 

Between Doctor Jazz, Victor, and Rust, there is some discrepancy between personnel, even down to which instruments they play. Doctor Jazz & Victor don't have the name of the second trumpet player, Rust has Joe Thomas on Alto Sax, but the other two have him on Clarinet & Tenor. I will list him as Tenor, since ostensibly Victor (which lists him as thus) had the most direct access to the recording material. Rust suspects the mystery clarinet is Eddie Scarpa. On page 1165 of his book "Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. Kar-Z", he explains in length why. As for the personnel variations on Crazy Chords and Primrose Stomp, that's all from Doctor Jazz, although he gives no explanation why. In fact, the Victor website lists no track at all under that title, date or matrix number. Rust lists it, too, though it's still a mystery as to why Victor does not. -JS

Sources: 
doctorjazz.co.uk, http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/, Brian Rust "Jazz Records 1897-1942"