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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As time passed, some of the charm would occasionally fade as producers kept handing Fats ridiculously lousy material. Full disclosure department here: I Wish I Were Twins. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Introspection Late Night Partying. Believe It, Beloved J. 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.
A Handful of Keys: 1922-1935
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The Minor Drag Fats Waller. A wonderfully selected chronological taste of Fats Waller from his first piano solo up through the glorious ensemble swing of Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. August 1, 1: All that’s missing is the knuckles ‘n’ know-how piano solo “Blue Black Bottom” ofbut you can’t have everything.
Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. The Music of Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller’. 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 with Fxts.
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 For these are masterpieces worth contemplating over and over again.
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And like Fats Waller, he uses all of the instrument — technically and in its expressive range. A Porter’s Love Song to a Chambermaid. 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 keus, and incorporating both instruments into hot ensembles, resulting in some of the toughest records of the entire decade.
Nearly every side they made in these first couple of years as a working unit had this fresh and cheeky quality.
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Even fahs than his piano it was Thomas Waller ‘s voice that made him into a nationally famous recording artist by the middle of the s.
Somebody Stole My Gal. What you have here then is Waller at his very best. It’s played by Hank Jones, one of the most consistent and excellent jazz pianists of all time.
Handful of Keys (album) – Wikipedia
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Well that’s two-fisted piano playing at its finest hndful befits a tribute to the great Fats Waller. Release Date September 2, To use a dreadful adjective, it’s fully “pianistic,” as is the work of all the greatest jazz piano masters: Hank 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’.