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Professor Longhair's "Tipitina" is a New Orleans funk staple and a template for the New Orleans piano style. Eric Bookhart/Harvest Records hide caption

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'King Porter Stomp'

Jelly Roll Morton wrote 'King Porter Stomp' back in the early 1900s, when he was still a teenager, playing piano in the clubs of his hometown, New Orleans.

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