Fats Waller and His Rhythm – A Handful Of Keys – Music. Fats Waller – Handful of Keys: – Music. Handful Of Keys Lyrics: I like to tinkle on an old piana / I like to play it in a subtle mannah / I get a lot of pleasure / With a spano’ keys / Underneath my finger tips.

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Jazz Latin New Age. All that’s missing is the knuckles ‘n’ know-how piano solo “Blue Black Bottom” ofbut you can’t have everything.

A wonderfully selected chronological taste of Fats Waller from his first piano solo up through the glorious ensemble swing of Red Hot Dan Sidney Easton. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. For the purposes of this CD, three will do, but there’s plenty more piano solos where these came from, and one can never have enough.

A Handful of Keys: 1922-1935

Even more than his piano it was Thomas Waller ‘s voice that made him into a nationally famous recording artist by the middle of the s. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Smashing Thirds Fats Waller.

A Handful of Keys: – Fats Waller | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic

Hopefully it will inspire some folks to go out and pursue the rest of his recordings, even if they have to purchase them from the French or the Dutch or the Swedes. On the contrary, Waller ‘s recording of “Night Wind” is among the loveliest of his organ performances, and he trundled the instrument out on a regular basis throughout his career, particularly during the year For these are masterpieces worth contemplating over and over again.


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Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Recording Date October 21, – June 24, Nearly every side they made in these first couple of years as a working unit had this fresh and cheeky quality. A Porter’s Love Song to a Chambermaid.

Nearly half of the sides included here date from before How Can You Face Me. One irritating shortcoming of most American reissues has been an apparent reluctance to include more than a thimbleful of Waller ‘s exciting material from the s. Sexy Trippy All Moods. The Minor Drag Fats Waller. Here is Fats cutting a hot piano solo at the age of 19, daring to play such stuff on the pipe organ a few years later, and incorporating both instruments into hot ensembles, resulting in some of the toughest records of the entire decade.

Muscle Shoals Blues Fats Waller. As time passed, some of the charm would occasionally fade as producers kept handing Fats ridiculously lousy material.


Ever since the deletion of his entire Bluebird catalog, the European labels have been a great source of consolation for disgruntled admirers of this man’s music. Harlem Fuss Fats Waller. Streams Videos All Posts.

What you have here then fatss Waller at his very best. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Nine examples of Waller and his Rhythm recorded in and round off the album beautifully. Waller in or could sometimes sound just a little bit tired of Tin Pan Alley rejects. Release Date September 2, The inclusion of a piano duet with Benny Payne comes as a surprise, as previous compilers have often seemed to resent the presence of a second pianist, but indeed there is something exciting about hearing Cab Calloway ‘s piano man interacting with Fats.

Somebody Stole My Gal. This allows the listener to follow the growth of young Thomas Waller and to arrive at a greater appreciation of his impact upon the world. Believe It, Beloved J.