He was known for his works such as “King Porter Stomp,” “Animule Dance,” and “Jelly Roll Blues”. Morton was considered to be the first great traveling jazz and piano star of the 20th century.
Jelly Roll Morton's life was significant in the world of music and his talent became an inspiration to a lot of future artists. In fact, Jelly Roll had claimed ownership of multiple songs that were copyrighted by other musicians.
With the encouragement of Alan Lomax, in 1938, Jelly Roll record his life stories, and this found its way to the Library of Congress which won him two Grammy Awards (also released posthumously). Morton also received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and was a posthumous inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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