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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The Music of Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller’ 3: Here is Fats cutting a hot piano solo at the age of 19, daring to play such stuff on the pipe organ a keyys years later, and incorporating both instruments into hot ensembles, resulting in some of the toughest records of the entire decade. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Sexy Trippy All Moods. How Can Hndful Face Me. For these are masterpieces worth contemplating over and over again. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

Release Date September 2, You’ve Been Taking Lessons in Love. It’s hard to think of a great musician he hasn’t played with. Nearly half of the sides included here date from before Introspection Late Night Partying. 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.

What you have here then is Waller at his very best. To use a dreadful adjective, it’s fully “pianistic,” as is the work of all the greatest jazz piano masters: Drinking Hanging Out In Love.


And like Od Waller, Hank Jones shows you how hard one man can swing.

A Handful of Keys: – Fats Waller | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic

Nearly every side they made in these first couple of years as a working unit had this fresh and cheeky quality. The Minor Drag Fats Waller. We want to identify essential recordings of jazz, but that doesn’t often allow us to feature contemporary artists. Nine examples of Waller and his Rhythm recorded in and round off the album beautifully.

A Handful of Keys: 1922-1935

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This is a first-rate solo piano CD hanful pretty afts — recorded in A wonderfully selected chronological taste of Fats Waller from his first piano solo up through the glorious ensemble swing of But in this case, we can do both. 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. The Music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. 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.

As time passed, some of the charm would occasionally fade as producers kept handing Fats ridiculously lousy material.

Muscle Shoals Blues Fats Waller. August 1, 1: Hank loves Fats Waller, and he spent the better part of two years playing his music every night on Broadway in nandful musical Ain’t Misbehavin’. Red Hot Dan Sidney Easton. A Porter’s Love Song to a Chambermaid. All that’s missing is the knuckles ‘n’ know-how piano solo “Blue Black Bottom” ofbut you can’t have everything.


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 Fats.

Recording Date October 21, – June 24, 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. 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 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.

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 fata time. Streams Videos All Posts. I Wish I Were Twins.

Song: Handful of Keys written by Fats Waller | SecondHandSongs

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Well that’s two-fisted piano playing at its finest as befits a tribute to the great Fats Waller. Believe It, Beloved J.