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Early jazz and ragtime legend Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, better known to the music world as Jelly Roll Morton, was reportedly born in New Orleans on this day in 1890 (but with no birth certificate, his birth date and year are uncertain). And while he did not invent jazz, as he sometimes claimed, he is widely credited with being the first to add composition and arrangement to the improvisation-based art form. Morton, who died in 1941, is heard here performing original tunes “Black Bottom Stomp” and “Jelly Roll Blues,” one of the first published jazz compositions (1915).