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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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.

Recording Date October 21, – June 24, Streams Videos All Posts. Nearly every side they made in these first couple of years as a working unit had this fresh and cheeky quality. 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.

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 Waller in or could sometimes sound just a little bit tired of Tin Pan Alley rejects.

Hopefully it will inspire some folks to go out and pursue the rest of his recordings, even if they have to purchase wallfr from the French or the Dutch or the Swedes. This allows the listener to follow the growth of young Thomas Waller and to arrive at a fo appreciation of his impact upon the world. I Wish I Were Twins.


Song: Handful of Keys written by Fats Waller | SecondHandSongs

Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. A Porter’s Love Song to a Chambermaid. How Can You Face Me. As time passed, some of the charm would occasionally fade as producers kept handing Fats ridiculously lousy material.

Introspection Late Night Partying. Believe It, Beloved J. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Harlem Fuss Fats Waller.

You’ve Been Taking Hanndful in Love. 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.

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Handful of Keys (album)

Nine examples of Waller and his Rhythm recorded in and round off the album beautifully. What you have here then is Waller at his very best. Jazz Latin New Age. 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.

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. 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.


A Handful of Keys: 1922-1935

Smashing Thirds Fats Waller. Red Hot Dan Sidney Easton.

For these are masterpieces worth contemplating over and over again. 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.

The Minor Drag Fats Waller. Muscle Shoals Blues Fats Waller. Nearly half of the sides included here date from before 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 A wonderfully selected chronological taste of Fats Waller from his first piano solo up through the glorious ensemble swing of Handfu Stole My Gal. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

Release Date September 2,