Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Noir Music

Mark Sullivan (
Sat, 22 May 1999 15:36:39 -0400 (EDT) You want Noir music, Jelly Roll'll give you noir music. Jelly Roll
Morton's Murder Ballad, parts 1 through 7 are available on The Pearls,
Volume 3 of The Library of Congress Recordings, released by Rounder. It
is the tale of a woman who murders, goes to prison, where she is taken
by another woman before finally being put to death. It is as extreme,
graphic and "real" as any gangsta rap. As a matter of fact, I'm very
surprised I've never heard it sampled by a gangsta rapper.


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