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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Nearly half of the sides included here date from before 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 walle Fats.

Somebody Stole My Gal. 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. Harlem Fuss Fats Waller. Waller in or could sometimes sound just a little bit tired of Tin Pan Alley rejects. As time passed, some of the charm would occasionally fade as producers kept handing Fats ridiculously lousy material.

Nine examples of Waller and his Rhythm recorded in and round off the album beautifully. How Can You Face Me. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

This allows the listener to fqts the growth of young Thomas Waller and to arrive at a greater appreciation of his impact upon the world. Release Date September 2, 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 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.

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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 Believe It, Beloved J.

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Handful of Keys (album)

Only three of the piano solos are included, but they illustrate perfectly fast 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. 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.

What you have here then is Waller at his very best. Muscle Shoals Blues Fats Waller. Streams Videos All Posts. 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.

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All that’s missing is the knuckles ‘n’ hxndful piano solo “Blue Black Bottom” ofbut you can’t have everything. For these are masterpieces worth contemplating over and over again. 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.


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Hopefully it will inspire some folks to go out and pursue the rest of his recordings, hqndful if they have to purchase them from the French or the Dutch or the Swedes. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

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. I Wish I Were Twins.

A wonderfully selected chronological taste of Fats Waller from his first piano solo up through the glorious ensemble swing of A Porter’s Love Song to a Chambermaid.

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