Jelly's Last Jam Musical Lyrics

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

  1. Act 1
  2. Prologue "Jelly's Last Jam"   add
  3. In My Day   add
  4. The Creole Way   add
  5. The Whole World's Waitin' To Sing Your Song   add
  6. Street Scene   add
  7. Michigan Water   add
  8. Get Away Boy   add
  9. Lonely Boy Blues   add
  10. The Banishment   add
  11. Somethin' More (Includes The Pool Game)   add
  12. That's How You Jazz   add
  13. The Chicago Strut   add
  14. Play The Music For Me   add
  15. Lovin' Is A Lowdown Blues   add
  16. Doctor Jazz   add
  17. Act 2
  18. Good Ole New York   add
  19. Too Late, Daddy   add
  20. That's The Way We Do Things In New York   add
  21. Last Chance Blues   add
  22. The Last Rites   add
Jelly's Last Jam musical (1992)
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