Excerpted from wikipedia...
Morton returned to Chicago in 1923 to claim authorship of
his recently published rag, "The Wolverines", which had become a hit
as "Wolverine Blues" in the Windy City. He released the first of his
commercial recordings, first as piano rolls, then on record, both as a piano
soloist and with various jazz bands.
In 1926, Morton succeeded in getting a contract to
record for the largest and most prestigious company in the United States,
Victor. This gave him a chance to bring a well-rehearsed band to play his
arrangements in Victor's Chicago recording studios. These recordings by Jelly
Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers are regarded as classics of 1920s jazz.
The Red Hot Peppers featured such other New Orleans jazz luminaries as Kid Ory,
Omer Simeon, George Mitchell, Johnny St. Cyr, Barney Bigard, Johnny Dodds, Baby
Dodds, and Andrew Hilaire. Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers were one
of the first acts booked on tours by MCA.
Jelly Roll Morton p / Johnny Dodds cl / Baby Dodds d.
Recorded at Oak Street Studio in Chicago on June 10, 1927.
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