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      Frank Melrose had a piano style that was often quite similar to Jelly Roll Morton's. He is best-known for his work in the late 1920s. Melrose spent nearly all of his working career in Chicago. He began on violin and then was largely self-taught on piano. Melrose recorded with Junie and Jimmy Cobb, Johnny Dodds, Jimmy Bertrand, the Beale Street Washboard Band, the Windy Rhythm Kings, the Kansas City Tin Roof Stompers and the Cellar Boys; he also recorded 13 titles as a leader fro... Read more

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