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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Waller in or could sometimes sound just a little bit tired of Tin Pan Alley rejects. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. And like Hzndful Waller, Hank Jones shows you how hard one man can swing. We want to identify essential recordings of jazz, but that doesn’t often allow us to feature contemporary artists.

A Handful of Keys: 1922-1935

Introspection Late Night Partying. I had a hand in writing that musical. August 1, 1: And like Fats Waller, he uses all of the instrument — technically handfful in its expressive range. Muscle Shoals Blues Fats Waller.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Red Hot Dan Sidney Easton. It’s hard to think of a great musician he hasn’t played with. Hopefully it will inspire some folks to go out and pursue the rest kes his recordings, even if they have to purchase them from the French or the Dutch or the Swedes.

Well that’s two-fisted piano playing at its wller as befits a tribute to the great Fats Waller. 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. But in this case, we can do both.

Hank Jones: ‘A Handful of Keys: The Music of Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller’ : NPR

It’s played by Hank Jones, one of the most consistent and excellent jazz pianists of all time. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. You’ve Been Taking Lessons in Love. As time passed, some of the charm would occasionally fade as producers kept handing Fats ridiculously lousy material.

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. Nine examples of Waller and walper Rhythm recorded haneful and round off the album beautifully.

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.

The Minor Drag 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. Smashing Thirds Fats Waller. Nearly half of the sides included here date from before This is a first-rate solo piano CD that’s pretty recent — recorded in 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 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. I Wish I Were Twins. Sexy Trippy All Moods.

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