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From Africa




The image you see is Jelly Roll Morton playing ragtime music.
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The music you hear is "Maple Leaf Rag," performed by Jelly Roll Morton.
From the album "
The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz, Volume I, Revised."





What is this essay about?

The Slave Trade
African Instruments
Slave Music
The Black Face Minstrel
The Variety Show, Musical Comedy and Operetta
The Spiritual
The Gospel Song
The Blues
Rhythm and Blues
Rock and Roll and Beyond
New Influences From the Caribbean
America Now




Who are some of the people
in this essay?

Sidney Bechet
Robert Johnson
Louis Armstrong
Ornette Coleman
Lionel Hampton
Muddy Waters
Bessie Smith
Wynton Marsalis
William Grant Still
 B. B. King
Duke Ellington
James Brown
Mahalia Jackson
Meade "Lux" Lewis
Charlie Parker
John Coltrane
Scott Joplin
Jelly Roll Morton
Miles Davis
Jimi Hendrix
Diana Ross & The Supremes




What music is in this essay?

Blue Horizon
Bakwesi & Basuku Songs
When Lights Are Low
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Deep River
I Will Move On Up a Little Higher
Maple Leaf Rag
The Entertainer
Hell Hound On My Trail
Walkin' Blues
Leavin' Blues
Blind Lemon's Penitentiary Blues
I Ain't Superstitious
The Thrill Is Gone
Dippermouth Blues
St. Louis Blues
Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
Honky Tonk Train Blues
In the Mood
Heartbreak Hotel
Foxey Lady
One Love/People Get Ready
Bring the Noise
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