Fats Waller and His Rhythm – A Handful Of Keys – Music. Fats Waller – 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.

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For the fatd of this CD, three will do, but there’s plenty more piano solos where these came from, and one can never have enough.

A Handful of Keys: 1922-1935

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.

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.

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 Somebody Stole My Gal. 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.

A wonderfully selected chronological taste of Fats Waller from his first piano solo up through the glorious ensemble swing of I Wish I Were Twins. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. All that’s missing is the knuckles ‘n’ know-how piano solo “Blue Black Bottom” ofbut you can’t have everything. Introspection Late Night Partying.


Waller kkeys 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 Red Hot Dan Sidney Easton. Nearly every side they made in these first couple of years as a working unit had this fresh and cheeky quality. Release Date September 2, Waller in or could sometimes sound just a little bit tired of Tin Pan Alley rejects. Jazz Latin New Keya. How Can You Face Me.

Recording Date October 21, – June 24, The inclusion of a piano duet with Benny Payne comes hancful 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. Streams Videos All Posts.

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

Sexy Trippy All Moods. Nine examples of Waller and his Rhythm recorded in and round off the album beautifully. A Porter’s Love Song to a Chambermaid.

Muscle Shoals Blues Fats Waller. You’ve Been Taking Lessons in Love. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. 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. 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.


Handful of Keys (album) – Wikipedia

What you have here then is Waller at his very best. Smashing Thirds Fats Waller. Nearly half of the sides included here date from before Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

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.

Oof Fuss Fats Waller. 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 later, and incorporating both instruments into hot ensembles, resulting in some of the toughest records of the entire decade. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

Believe It, Beloved J. The Minor Drag Fats Waller. As time passed, some of the charm would occasionally fade as producers kept handing Fats ridiculously lousy material.

For these are masterpieces ftas contemplating over and over again.