Fats Waller and His Rhythm – A 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. The song Handful of Keys was written by Fats Waller and was first recorded and released by Thomas Waller in It was covered by Anthony Wonsey, Henry.

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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. The Minor Drag Fats Waller.

Handful of Keys (album)

Jazz Latin New Age. A wonderfully selected chronological taste of Fats Waller from his first piano solo up through the glorious ensemble swing of Nine examples of Waller and his Rhythm recorded in and round off the album beautifully. Introspection Late Night Partying.

The inclusion of a piano duet with Benny Payne comes as a surprise, as previous compilers have often seemed to resent the presence hamdful a second pianist, but indeed there is something exciting about hearing Cab Calloway ‘s piano man interacting with Fats. If loves Fats Waller, and he spent the better part of two years playing his music every night on Broadway in the musical Ain’t Misbehavin’. Red Hot Dan Sidney Easton. I had a hand in writing that musical.

Sexy Trippy All Moods. 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. I Wish I Were Twins.

A Porter’s Love Song to a Chambermaid. 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.


It’s played by Hank Jones, one of the most consistent and excellent jazz pianists of all time. Harlem Fuss Fats Waller. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. 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.

Hank Jones: ‘A Handful of Keys: The Music of Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller’ : NPR

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. And even though music is not an all-star game, I think wallwr wouldn’t get much fas, if you said to a jazz musician right now “The greatest living pianist is Hank Jones.

And like Fats Waller, Hank Jones shows you how hard one man can swing. The Music of Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller’. Full disclosure department here: We want to identify essential recordings of jazz, but that doesn’t often allow us to feature contemporary artists. But in this case, we can do both.

The Music of Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller’ 3: 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 To use handdful dreadful adjective, it’s fully “pianistic,” as is the work of all the greatest jazz piano masters: Streams Videos All Posts.

Besides his legendary impeccable technique and musicianship, he brings to his playing a warm, engaging musical personality, wonderfully inventive harmonies, melodies and rhythmic ideas, and a terrific sense of fun and wit. 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 Wallr ‘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.


For these are masterpieces worth contemplating over and over again. Release Date September 2, You’ve Been Taking Lessons in Love.

Here is Fats cutting a hot piano solo ahndful 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 waler. This is a first-rate solo piano CD that’s pretty recent — recorded in It’s hard to think of a great musician he hasn’t played with. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.

Well that’s two-fisted piano playing at its finest as befits a tribute to the great Fats Waller. Somebody Stole My Gal.

As time passed, some of the charm would occasionally fade as producers kept handing Fats ridiculously lousy material. Nearly every side they made in these first couple of years as a working unit had this fresh and cheeky quality.

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. And like Fats Waller, he uses all of the instrument — technically and in its expressive range. How Can You Face Me.

Nearly half of the sides included here date from before Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Muscle Shoals Blues Fats Waller. All that’s missing is the knuckles ‘n’ know-how piano solo “Blue Black Bottom” ofbut you can’t have everything.

A Handful of Keys: 1922-1935

Smashing Thirds Fats Waller. The Music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. Believe It, Beloved J.