Jelly Roll Morton had a hit with his 1923 version of Wolverine Blues. This stirred interest with the the Victor company who were just starting to get into the "race records" market and were looking for talent. Jelly Roll assembled a group of musicians who could play in the New Orleans style and called them the Red Hot Peppers. Many of the musicians came from Lil Hardin-Armstrong's recently disbanded Dreamland Syncopators. The tracks recorded in Chicago in 1926 and 1927 are considered some of the finest recordings in the "Hot Style". Morton moved to New York and assembled another version of the band and went on to record with Victor until 1930.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Beale Street Blues
(W.C. Handy)
6-10-1927 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20948-A

38661-1
Beale Street Blues
(W.C. Handy)
6-10-1927 Chicago, Illinois RCA "X"
LVA-3028

38661-2
Black Bottom Stomp
(Jelly Roll Morton)
9-15-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20221-A
Billy Goat Stomp
(Jelly Roll Morton)
7-4-1927 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20772-B

38628-1
Billy Goat Stomp
(Jelly Roll Morton)
7-4-1927 Chicago, Illinois HMV
JK2760

38628-3
Blue Blood Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton)
7-14-1930 New York, New York Victor
22681-B

62341-1
Blue Blood Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton)
7-14-1930 New York, New York Bluebird
2361-2-RB

62341-2
Boogaboo
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-11-1928 New York, New York Victor
V-38010-B
Cannon Ball Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton / Rider / Bloom)
12-16-1926 Chicago, Illinois Bluebird
B-10254-A

37258-1
Cannon Ball Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton / Rider / Bloom)
12-16-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20431-B

37258-2
Crazy Chords
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-2-1930 New York, New York Bluebird
2361-2-RB

62184-1
Crazy Chords
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-2-1930 New York, New York Victor
23307-B

62184-2
Deadman Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton)
9-21-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20252-B

36284-1
Deadman Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton)
9-21-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20252-B

36284-2
Doctor Jazz
(King Oliver / Walter Melrose)
12-16-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20415-A
Each Day
(Jelly Roll Morton)
3-5-1930 New York, New York Victor
23351-A

59504-1
Each Day
(Jelly Roll Morton)
3-5-1930 New York, New York Bluebird
2361-2-RB

59504-2
Fickle Fay Creep
(Jelly Roll Morton)
10-9-1930 New York, New York Victor
23019-B
Fussy Mabel
(Jelly Roll Morton)
3-19-1930 New York, New York Victor
V-38125-A
Gambling Jack
(Jelly Roll Morton)
10-9-1930 New York, New York Victor
23307-A

64313-1
Gambling Jack
(Jelly Roll Morton)
10-9-1930 New York, New York Bluebird
2361-2-RB

64313-2
Georgia Swing
(Jelly Roll Morton / Santo Pecora)
6-11-1928 New York, New York Victor
V-38024-A
Grandpa's Spells
(Jelly Roll Morton)
12-21-1926 Chicago, Illinois Bluebird
B-10254-A

37255-2
Grandpa's Spells
(Jelly Roll Morton)
12-16-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20431-A

37255-3
Harmony Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton)
3-19-1930 New York, New York Victor
V-38135-A
Hyena Stomp
(Jelly Roll Morton)
7-4-1927 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20772-A

38627-2
Hyena Stomp
(Jelly Roll Morton)
7-4-1927 Chicago, Illinois HMV
JK2760

38627-3
If Someone Would Only Love Me
(Jelly Roll Morton)
3-5-1930 New York, New York Victor
23321-A
I'm Looking For A Little Bluebird
(Jelly Roll Morton)
3-5-1930 New York, New York Victor
23004-B
Jersey Joe
(Jelly Roll Morton)
11-13-1929 New York, New York Victor
23402-B

57081-1
Jersey Joe
(Jelly Roll Morton)
11-13-1929 New York, New York HJCA
HC34

57081-2
Jungle Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton)
7-4-1927 Chicago, Illinois Bluebird
B-10256-B

38630-2
Jungle Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton)
7-4-1927 Chicago, Illinois Victor
21345-A

38630-3
Kansas City Stomps
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-11-1928 New York, New York Victor
V-38010-A
Little Lawrence
(Jelly Roll Morton)
3-19-1930 New York, New York Victor
V-38135-B
Load Of Coal
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-2-1930 New York, New York Victor
23429-B

62183-1
Load Of Coal
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-2-1930 New York, New York HJCA
HC35

62183-2
Low Gravy
(Jelly Roll Morton)
7-14-1930 New York, New York Victor
23334-B
Mint Julep
(Jelly Roll Morton)
11-13-1929 New York, New York Victor
23334-A
Mississippi Mildred
(Jelly Roll Morton)
11-13-1929 New York, New York Victor
23424-B

57082-1
Mississippi Mildred
(Jelly Roll Morton)
11-13-1929 New York, New York HJCA
HC35

57082-2
Mournful Serenade
(King Oliver)
6-11-1928 New York, New York Victor
V-38024-B
Mushmouth Shuffle
(Jelly Roll Morton)
7-14-1930 New York, New York Victor
23004-A
Oil Well
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-2-1930 New York, New York Victor
23321-A

62182-1
Oil Well
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-2-1930 New York, New York Bluebird
2361-2-RB

62182-2
Original Jelly-Roll Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton)
12-16-1926 Chicago, Illinois Bluebird
B-10254-B

37256-1
Original Jelly-Roll Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton)
12-16-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20405-B

37256-2
Ponchatrain
(Jelly Roll Morton)
3-19-1930 New York, New York Victor
V-38125-B
Primrose Stomp
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-2-1930 New York, New York Victor
23424-A

62185-1
Primrose Stomp
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-2-1930 New York, New York Bluebird
2361-2-RB

62185-2
Shreveport Stomp
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-11-1928 New York, New York Victor
21658-A

45623-1
Shreveport Stomp
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-11-1928 New York, New York Victor
21658-A

45623-2
Shoe Shiners Drag
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-11-1928 New York, New York Victor
21658-B
Sidewalk Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton)
9-21-1926 Chicago, Illinois RCA "X"
36283-2
Sidewalk Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton)
9-21-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20252-A

36283-3
Smoke-House Blues
(Charles Luke)
9-15-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20296-A
Someday Sweetheart
(Benjamin Spikes / John Spikes / Jelly Roll Morton)
12-16-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20405-A

37254-2
Someday Sweetheart
(Benjamin Spikes / John Spikes / Jelly Roll Morton)
12-16-1926 Chicago, Illinois BRS 1001
37254-3
Steamboat Stomp
(Jelly Roll Morton)
9-21-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20296-B
Strokin' Away
(Jelly Roll Morton)
7-14-1930 New York, New York HJCA
HC33

62340-1
Strokin' Away
(Jelly Roll Morton)
7-14-1930 New York, New York Victor
23351-B

62340-2
Sweet Peter
(Jelly Roll Morton)
11-13-1929 New York, New York Victor
23402-A

57080-1
Sweet Peter
(Jelly Roll Morton)
11-13-1929 New York, New York HJCA
HC34

57080-2
That Will Never Do
(Jelly Roll Morton)
3-5-1930 New York, New York Victor
23019-A
The Chant
(Mel Stitzel)
9-15-1926 Chicago, Illinois HJCA
HC45

36241-1
The Chant
(Mel Stitzel)
9-15-1926 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20221-B

36241-2
The Pearls
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-10-1927 Chicago, Illinois Victor
20948-B

38662-3
The Pearls
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-10-1927 Chicago, Illinois Victor
38662-2
Wild Man Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton / Louis Armstrong)
7-4-1927 Chicago, Illinois Bluebird
B-10256-A

38629-1
Wild Man Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton / Louis Armstrong)
7-4-1927 Chicago, Illinois Meritt 1
38629-3

Artist Instrument
Barney Alexander Banjo
George Baquet Clarinet
Paul Barnes Saprano Saxophone
Ben Benford Tuba
Tommy Benford Drums
Barney Bigard Clarinet
Clarence Black Violin
Lee Blair Banjo
Marty Bloom Effects
Walter Briscoe Trombone
Baby Dodds Drums
Johnny Dodds Clarinet
Paul "Stump" Evans Alto Saxophone
Geechie Fields Trombone
Andrew Hilaire Drums
Darnell Howard Clarinet
Charlie Irvis Tuba
"Laughing" Lew LaMar Animal Noises
William Laws Drums
John Lindsay Bass
George Mitchell Cornet
Jelly Roll Morton Piano, Director, Arranger, Vocals, Dialogue
Kid Ory Trombone
Ward Pickett Trumpet
Gerald Reeves Trombone
Boyd "Red" Rossiter Trombone
Rod Rodriguez Piano
Bud Scott Guitar
Omer Simeon Clarinet
J. Wright Smith Violin
Johnny St. Cyr Banjo, Guitar, Dialogue
Joe Thomas Alto Saxophone
Walter Thomas Tenor Saxophone
Quinn Wilson Tuba