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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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Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Jazz Latin New Age. As time passed, some of the charm would occasionally fade as producers kept handing Fats ridiculously lousy material.

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Believe It, Beloved J. A Porter’s Love Song to a Chambermaid. Harlem Fuss Fats Waller. A wonderfully selected chronological taste of Fats Waller from his first piano solo up through the glorious ensemble swing of Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Streams Videos All Posts. 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.

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

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Introspection Late Night Partying. Release Date September 2, Somebody Stole My Gal.

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.


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Waller in or could sometimes sound just a little bit tired of Tin Pan Alley rejects. Only three of the piano solos are included, but they illustrate perfectly why all of Waller ‘s piano solos need to be made available and kept in circulation for the rest of time, possibly protected by an act of Congress or a United Nations resolution.

You’ve Been Taking Lessons in Love. 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 What you have here then is Waller at his very best.

Waller was the first jazz organist, and the inclusion of two organ solos makes this disc all the more valuable, even if the liner notes imply that he didn’t record with the organ between the years and Nine examples of Waller and his Rhythm recorded in and round off the album beautifully. I Wish I Were Twins.

Handful of Keys (album)

Muscle Shoals Blues Fats Waller. Recording Date October 21, – June 24, The Minor Drag Fats Waller. Smashing Thirds Fats Waller. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. One irritating shortcoming of most American reissues has been an apparent reluctance to include more than a keyw of Waller ‘s exciting material from the s.

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. Nearly half of the sides included here date from before For these are masterpieces worth contemplating over and over again. Meys Trippy All Moods. Nearly every side they made in these first couple of years as a working unit had this fresh and cheeky quality.


Red Hot Dan Sidney Easton. Here handfup 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.

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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. Hopefully it will inspire some folks to go out and pursue keya rest of his recordings, even if they have to purchase them from the French or the Dutch or the Swedes.

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.