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I've always wondered, whatever happened to Ferris Benda? He played some mean alto on Blakey's Night in Tunisia, and then was never heard from again. Pity.

That was Jackie McLean using a pseudonym.

I know. ;)

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I've always wondered, whatever happened to Ferris Benda? He played some mean alto on Blakey's Night in Tunisia, and then was never heard from again. Pity.

That was Jackie McLean using a pseudonym.

I know. ;)

I didn't! Learn something new everyday!

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What does the 'Jelly Roll' part of Jelly Roll Morton mean?

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Against my own advice, I'll provide a stupid answer :D

Morton was called Jelly Roll because of his ability to make the piano keys "roll" like Jelly. That was the deal. He played so fast, it made the keys roll like jelly because it... I don't know, it just couldn't take the speed of his fingers. Art Tatum used to do it without the jelly-rolling thing, and played beautiful. But I don't think he ever got the accolades that Morton did, mainly because Jelly Roll Morton was the first one. Anyway, I know alot about that kind of music, and I admire those players. ;)

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Against my own advice, I'll provide a stupid answer :D

Morton was called Jelly Roll because of his ability to make the piano keys "roll" like Jelly. That was the deal. He played so fast, it made the keys roll like jelly because it... I don't know, it just couldn't take the speed of his fingers. Art Tatum used to do it without the jelly-rolling thing, and played beautiful. But I don't think he ever got the accolades that Morton did, mainly because Jelly Roll Morton was the first one. Anyway, I know alot about that kind of music, and I admire those players. ;)

fegh, it's Richard Claydermann explaining the origins!

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Against my own advice, I'll provide a stupid answer

Morton was called Jelly Roll because of his ability to make the piano keys "roll" like Jelly. That was the deal. He played so fast, it made the keys roll like jelly because it... I don't know, it just couldn't take the speed of his fingers. Art Tatum used to do it without the jelly-rolling thing, and played beautiful. But I don't think he ever got the accolades that Morton did, mainly because Jelly Roll Morton was the first one. Anyway, I know alot about that kind of music, and I admire those players.

Hey. I'm writing about Jelly Roll Morton here. Not Gorelick Boy. :P

Honestly, I don't know the meaning behind 'Jelly Roll.' I heard a rumor, a few years ago, that the nickname had some kind of sexual connotation. I truly don't know.

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here is a nice write up on Jelly Roll and its various connotations. On the Van Morrison website of all places...

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Why is the sky blue?

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Where do babys come from?

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Why does it hurt so much when I pound nails into my left hand? What's up with that?

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Why are there waves in the ocean?

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As Uncle Jack once remarked, "There are no stupid questions--just stupid people."

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I've always wondered, whatever happened to Ferris Benda? He played some mean alto on Blakey's Night in Tunisia, and then was never heard from again. Pity.

That was Jackie McLean using a pseudonym.

I know. ;)

I didn't! Learn something new everyday!

Groovy!!! This is why I love the sense of community, and why everyone should feel free to ask questions, regardless of whether they have obvious answers or not!

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Now that I know how to play a whole tone scale on the guitar, what the hell do I do with it?

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What's the ugliest part of your body?

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What's the ugliest part of your body?

now THAT is a stupid question, at least to put forth on this board. We all now that here the time has long come when everybody who is lonely will be free to sing and dance and love; when every evil that we know will be an evil that we can rise above; who cares if hair is long or short or sprayed or partly grayed, we know that hair ain't where it's at; a time when you won't even be ashamed if you are fat!

more importantly:

Where did Annie go when she went to town?

Who are all those creeps that she brings around?

Edited by couw

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Is the song over?

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What's the ugliest part of your body?

To quote Frank Zappa:

I think it's your mind.

:P (just kiddin')

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Ok, ok, since the forthcoming answer has piqued my curiosity sufficiently:

How exactly does couw divide his thumb for his other, lesser recommendations? ;)

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Groovy!!! This is why I love the sense of community, and why everyone should feel free to ask questions, regardless of whether they have obvious answers or not!

:tup:tup

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Is there any mail for me?

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IS YOUR WIFE SNORING BY THE SINK?

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Good Lord! What was that?

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Against my own advice, I'll provide a stupid answer :D

Morton was called Jelly Roll because of his ability to make the piano keys "roll" like Jelly. That was the deal. He played so fast, it made the keys roll like jelly because it... I don't know, it just couldn't take the speed of his fingers. Art Tatum used to do it without the jelly-rolling thing, and played beautiful. But I don't think he ever got the accolades that Morton did, mainly because Jelly Roll Morton was the first one. Anyway, I know alot about that kind of music, and I admire those players. ;)

Where did you read or hear this? Just curious.

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Am I now restricted to posting all my stupid questions in this thread? What the hell will I post in other threads? :w

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