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Jelly's Last Jam musical (1992)

Album lyrics:
  1. Act 1
  2. Prologue "Jelly's Last Jam" 
  3. In My Day 
  4. The Creole Way 
  5. The Whole World's Waitin' To Sing Your Song 
  6. Street Scene 
  7. Michigan Water 
  8. Get Away Boy 
  9. Lonely Boy Blues 
  10. The Banishment 
  11. Somethin' More (Includes The Pool Game) 
  12. That's How You Jazz 
  13. The Chicago Strut 
  14. Play The Music For Me 
  15. Lovin' Is A Lowdown Blues 
  16. Doctor Jazz 
  17. Act 2
  18. Good Ole New York 
  19. Too Late, Daddy 
  20. That's The Way We Do Things In New York 
  21. Last Chance Blues 
  22. The Last Rites 

In March 1991, in Los Angeles, California, at the Mark Taper Forum site, there was a set up with a preview of Obba Babatunde in main part as Jelly Roll. Choreographer was H. Clarke. G. Hines performed all the tap dancing. R. Wagner was responsible for the design of the scene and T. – L. James took responsibility over the wardrobe, whilst J. Fisher was a lighter. The cast was assembled of: T. Pinkins, B. Vereen, G. Hines, B. S. Mitchell, S. Glover, P. Rashad, K. Ard, K. David, R. Santiago-Hudson, M. B. Davis & A. Duquesnay.

On Broadway, the musical has appeared only a year later, in 1992, April. The premiere was held at the Virginia Theatre. The musical made 569 regular exhibitions and 25 previews. After a year and a half, September 1993, the last performance was given. No one since then tried to revive the musical, but a few motion pictures were performed based on the biography of Jelly Roll Morton. Record of the staging belongs to Decca Broadway company. You can still find these CDs on the shelves of collectors and connoisseurs, who admire the skills and voice of Morton.

In 1992, the musical received 3 Tonies and 8 more nominations for it, as well as 6 Drama Desk Awards and another 5 nominations. Among these, George C. Wolfe received 4 nominations and amongst them — 1 victory for the best libretto for a show. The rest of the wins were: for the best light set, best actor & actress, best lyrics and orchestra work.
Release date: 1992
Last Update:April, 19th 2016

Jelly's Last Jam lyrics list

  1. Act 1
  2. Prologue "Jelly's Last Jam" Lyrics   add
  3. In My Day Lyrics   add
  4. The Creole Way Lyrics   add
  5. The Whole World's Waitin' To Sing Your Song Lyrics   add
  6. Street Scene Lyrics   add
  7. Michigan Water Lyrics   add
  8. Get Away Boy Lyrics   add
  9. Lonely Boy Blues Lyrics   add
  10. The Banishment Lyrics   add
  11. Somethin' More (Includes The Pool Game) Lyrics   add
  12. That's How You Jazz Lyrics   add
  13. The Chicago Strut Lyrics   add
  14. Play The Music For Me Lyrics   add
  15. Lovin' Is A Lowdown Blues Lyrics   add
  16. Doctor Jazz Lyrics   add
  17. Act 2
  18. Good Ole New York Lyrics   add
  19. Too Late, Daddy Lyrics   add
  20. That's The Way We Do Things In New York Lyrics   add
  21. Last Chance Blues Lyrics   add
  22. The Last Rites Lyrics   add
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