Rediscovered early jazz piano solos from Fats Waller
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Finally I've managed to find another piece of vinyl. At last...!
::: Rediscovered Early Solos from Fats Waller ::: 1923 - 1927
The vinyl was released in New York City by Bill Grauer Productions.
The dozen solos on the record were made as player-piano rolls, between 1923 and 1927, by a young musician named Thomas Waller, the son of a Harlem minister. Young Waller was barely beginning to make a name for himself in Harlem theaters, at small clubs and at the fabulous rent parties of that era.
But all the qualities that were to make him one of the major figures of jazz are already in evidence - the vibrant power, the exuberance, the intricate imagination, the sudden dazzling runs. Fats was never to become much better than this; he was just to become very much more appreciated.
One of the most rewarding of these piano-roll discoveries, this collection actually serves to emphasize an aspect of Fats' genius that has been somewhat obscured by his subsequent fame as a singing showman: his remarkable skill as a jazz artist. Enjoy winking
- Squeeze me
- You can't do what my last man did
- Laughin' cryin blues
- Don't try to make my man away
- Got to cool my doggies now
- Nobody but my baby
- A new kind of man with a new kind of love for me
- Tain't nobody's biz-ness if I do
- 18th street strut
- Your time now
- Papa better watch your step
- Snake hips