[Dixielandjazz] Free Jazz and its New Orleans Jazz Roots

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Mon Nov 9 00:20:39 PST 2009

Mike Mesddings wrote:
> I always believed that Jelly Roll claimed the year of 1905
> for King Porter Stomp.
> See: http://www.doctorjazz.co.uk/portearly.html

in reply to Jack Mitchell's admonition:

>>> I am surprised - 1902 eh? That's the year JRM said
>> that he invented jazz - he turned twelve on October 20, 1902.
>> If he composed it before that date, he was only eleven.
>> Strange that, he said he named it in honour of Porter King,
>> whom he met years later on his travels.rences for the Dixieland  
>> Jazz Mailing list, or to find the online archives, please visit:

Thanks, Jack and Mike,
I almost didn't include the controversial composition date, taken  
conveniently from Laurie Wright's book 'Mr Jelly Lord.
I now wish I hadn't.
I should have checked Mike Medding's definitive JRM site (above).
Mea culpa.
Very kind regards to you both,

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