[Dixielandjazz] Jelly Roll Morton Song Question

David W. Littlefield dwlit at cpcug.org
Mon Feb 9 15:26:51 PST 2004

At 11:57 AM 2/9/2004 -0600, Kurt wrote:
>I'm listening to "Don't You Leave Me Here" as played by The Dukes of
>Dixieland from their Salute to Jelly Roll Morton CD.  Since the song is on
>that CD, I assume Jelly Roll wrote it.
>The liner notes don't give any details about the song.  Does anyone on DJML
>know when it was written, why it was written, any other info about the song,
>I'm thinking about adding it to my band's repertoire and would like set it
>up to the audience prior to playing it.

Does the Dukes version include the verse? If not, listen to the Charlie
Johnson 1927 record. The verse really zips up the otherwise short tune. 

Both recordings I have of the Johnson record (FROG "Hot Notes", and the
complete Jabbo Smith CD) credit Morton as composer. 


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