Personalities | Sam Morgan | Twenties | Jazz & Blues

(Trumpet, 1895–1936)

An early practitioner of New Orleans jazz, Morgan travelled the Bay St. Louis-Pensacola-Mobile circuit and played Crescent City venues, including the Savoy on Rampart Street, before suffering a stroke in 1925. He recovered and in 1927 made recordings at the Werlein’s Music Store on Canal Street for the Columbia label, including ‘Mobile Stomp’, ‘Bogalousa Strut’ and his vocal feature, ‘Short Dress Gal’. Morgan continued to play until he had a second stroke in 1932.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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