All this fuss, over, what the world's foremost Jazz authority, moi, considers 2nd tier players at best.
Water under the bridge. It’s a tense and difficult time so all is forgiven 😘. A friendly reminder that the bottle of isopropyl clearly states: “For sanitizer use. Not for human consumption!” 😊
Today is the great Fats Waller’s birthday!
Innovative piano player whose “Stride” playing style would lay the foundation for all modern piano styles to follow. Amazing contribution to the music. Composer of some of the most popular tunes in Jazz and charming entertainer/vocalist to boot!
Thomas "Fats" Waller:
I guess it's getting to be a cliche, but he truly died too young and too soon. Died in 1943 at age 39. Just think what he could have done had he made it to the post-war years.
Fantastic musical output that like much music of that era, suffers from poor recorded sound.
'G' word does apply.
Dinah Washington -- THE FATS WALLER SONGBOOK
Recorded late in 1957, and released as "Dinah Wash Sings Fats Waller". I have a later reissue titled "The Fats Waller Songbook", same songs.
And, a must have / listen for all Waller fans:
I think these folks on Broadway really capture Waller. Washington is just a little too slick.