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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Muscle Shoals Blues Fats Waller.

As kehs passed, some of the charm would occasionally fade as producers kept handing Fats ridiculously lousy material. Smashing Thirds Fats Waller. You’ve Been Taking Lessons in Love. Jazz Latin New Age. I Wish I Were Twins. 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.

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

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. Waller in or could sometimes sound just a little bit tired of Tin Pan Alley rejects. Nearly half of the sides included here date from before Rainy Day Relaxation Hnadful Trip.

Red Hot Dan Sidney Easton. Harlem Fuss Fats Waller. 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 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.

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Song: Handful of Keys written by Fats Waller | SecondHandSongs

Nine examples of Waller and his Rhythm recorded in and round off the album beautifully. Somebody Stole My Gal.

Introspection Late Night Partying. 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. The Minor Drag Fats Waller.

A Handful of Keys: 1922-1935

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Handful of Keys (album)

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. What you have here then is Waller at his very best.

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. One krys 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 wonderfully selected chronological taste of Fats Waller from his first piano solo up through the glorious ensemble swing of 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 handfful the rest of time, possibly protected by an act of Congress or a United Nations resolution. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. A Porter’s Love Song to a Chambermaid. 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, For these are masterpieces worth contemplating over and over again.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. 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.

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. 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 wa,ler throughout his career, particularly during the year