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Kansas City Stomp or Kansas City Stomps is an early jazz standard by Jelly Roll Morton. He recorded it in Richmond, Virginia on 18 July 1923 along with Wolverine Blues and Grandpa's Spells.[1] "Kansas City Stomp" has been described as "one of his (Morton's) happiest pieces". Morton was inspired in naming it after playing at a bar named "Kansas City Bar" in Tijuana.[2] It has nothing to do with Kansas City itself.[3] The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010.[4]


  1. ^ Laird, Ross (1995). Tantalizing Tingles: A Discography of Early Ragtime, Jazz, and Novelty Syncopated Piano Recordings, 1889-1934. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-313-29240-8.
  2. ^ Jasen, David A.; Jones, Gene (11 October 2013). Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz. Routledge. p. 149. ISBN 978-1-135-34928-8.
  3. ^ Brown, Sterling Allen (1976). Sterling A. Brown: a UMUM tribute. Black History Museum UMUM Publishers. p. 80.
  4. ^ "Grammy Hall of Fame". Recording Academy. Retrieved 7 January 2019.