KING PORTER (A STOMP)

Latest update on 03/05/2010

Artist: Jelly Roll Morton
Author: Ferdinand Morton
Label: Gennett
Year: 1923

The year after with King Oliver on Autograph and later also for Vocalion as King Porter Stomp. Considers this tune as his own since he played in Mobile, AL as a rival of the real King Porter: Porter King, a piano prodigy from Florida. Still according to Mr. Jelly Roll, Porter King was particularly interested in this tune, so he gave it this title.

Covers:

1928:

Fletcher Henderson [as King Porter Stomp, also as New King Porter Stomp in '32]

1928:

Louis Armstrong [idem]

1935:

Benny Goodman [idem; with Bunny Berigan on trumpet and Gene Krupa on drums; follows Fletcher Henderson's bigband arrangement, hailed as the real kick off for swing and the deadringer for the Jelly Roll style on the side]

1945:

Harry James

1945:

Benny Carter

1946:

Jimmy Dorsey

1961:

Earl Hines

1983:

Georgie Fame [with Sylvia Vrethammer; all as King Porter Stomp]

1997:

Manhattan Transfer

2000:

Vassar Clements

Ragtime classic and swing classic all the same.

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