Here is the intimate, behind-the-scenes story - told by his son - of the legendary jazz man Thomas "Fats" Waller. It's as lively as Fats himself, a musical wizard who was famous for his reckless energy, bottomless capacity for food and drink, and prodigious talents as composer, entertainer, and piano stylist. Fats's story is the story of the Harlem rent parties where jazz flourished in the Twenties, of Tin Pan Alley, "race records," a stormy marriage, some outrageous adventures - including a hair-raising encounter with Al Capone - the desperate years of selling songs for the price of a drink, the countless jazz clubs and one-night stands, and the sweet rise to the top.
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Fats and the Music Publishers
Fats Becomes a Recording Regular for RCA
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מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל
Adeline afternoon Ain't Misbehavin Andy Razaf Andy Razaf Andy Anita asked audience band began Blues Broadway Brooks Buster Captain Maines Carnegie Hall church Clarence Williams club concert Connie's Dad played Dad's Don Redman drink Eddie Edith Edward Eubie Blake father Fats Waller friends George Marion Gershwin Harlem heard Immermans improvisation J. C. Johnson James jazz Jimmy Joseph Trent Keep Shufflin Kirkeby knew later Leroy's Lincoln listen loved Luckey Roberts Maurice morning mother musicians Naomi never night Okeh organ performance Phil Ponce pianist piano rolls radio Ralph Peer Razaf Andy Razaf recording session rehearsals Rhythm road Ronnie Russell Brooks shouts singing solo song songwriters soon Spencer Williams STOMP Street studio Theatre Thomas told tour tune Victor wanted Williams Spencer Williams Willie The Lion York