Nov 06, 2009 fats waller aint misbehavin with lena horne, dancer bill bojangles robinson, drummer zutty singleton, bassist slam stewart, trumpeter benny carter. The great solos, 19291937 kindle edition by waller, fats, posnak, paul. Fats waller piano solos 19291941 fats waller songs. Wallers first piano solos muscle shoals blues and birmingham blues were recorded on october 1922 in race records when he was 18 years old. Rediscovered fats waller solos by fats waller on amazon. Vipers drag is a stride piano composition by the jazz pianist, composer, and arranger thomas fats waller. During his 21year recording career, thomas fats waller waxed so many hundreds of songs that only a dedicated few have heard them all even once, let alone often enough to understand the true nature of his legacy.
It is an amazing corpus, and doubly interesting as fats performs. This two cd collection brings together all the studio piano solos waller recorded for victor. Listen to your favorite songs from rediscovered fats waller solos by fats waller now. Waller s first piano solos muscle shoals blues and birmingham blues were recorded on october 1922 in race records when he was 18 years old.
Born on may 21, 1904, in new york city, fats waller was influenced as a teenager by jazz great james p. Sep 30, 2008 listen to your favorite songs from rediscovered fats waller solos by fats waller now. Waller played piano with both hands and used the whole piano. The young fats was first drawn to music by listening to the organ in his local church, his father being a clergyman. Transcriptions of fats wallers jazz piano solos including alligator crawl, handful of keys, martinique, numb fumblin, smashing thirds, squeeze me. Wallers complete piano solos for victor are collected here. Transcriptions of fats waller s jazz piano solos including alligator crawl, handful of keys, martinique, numb fumblin, smashing thirds, squeeze me. Waller, fats aint misbehavin sheet music for piano. Five months in the musical life of fats waller the. He played with a great touch and technical proficiency. Rediscovered fats waller solos by fats waller on amazon music.
Discover everything scribd has to offer, including books and audiobooks from major publishers. He proved a gifted piano player and songwriter, delivering such jazz. Ive always been a fan of fats waller and as a pianist i enjoy playing his songs and piano arrangements. Pianokeyboard smp level 9 advanced the great solos, 19291937. While longtime collectors can attest to the awesome breadth and depth of wallers massive discography, your average citizen needs and deserves a chance to investigate on a more. Over half of these recordings are from 1929, but fortunately he also cut three sessions of piano solos after he became much more famous as a comedy personality with his rhythm sides.
Book of 18 accurate piano transcriptions from fats waller original recordings. Fats waller stride piano transcriptions blueblackjazz. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Buy the book fats waller 17 solos for piano volume 2, with the transcriptions listed below. Buy the book fats waller 17 solos for piano volume 1, with the transcriptions listed below. Everything in keys different from those that holly played and sang in. Historybackground vipers drag was written as a dance tune for a ragtime dance called a slow drag, often shortened to drag by song writers of the day the song has been performed by waller and countless other jazz artists, including cab calloway, who recorded a big band swing. The artists own arrangements of titles he made famous. After payment with paypal, you will be able to download the book in pdf format or receive the book by postal services if you choose this delivery mode. Classic jazz from rare piano rolls fats waller songs. Fats waller great solos 192941 piano solo sheet music 1 feb.
Piano and keyboard piano smp level 8 early advanced composed by leon berry, margarita lecuona, pat johnston, george gershwin 18981937, hoagy carmichael, chick corea, miles davis, don raye, jerome kern, bud powell, and herbie hancock. Dont get around much anymore georgia on my mind killing me softly with his song mood indigo on green dolphin street the shadow of your smile. Historybackground vipers drag was written as a dance tune for a ragtime dance called a slow drag, often shortened to drag by song writers of the day. New transcriptions of fats wallers pipeorgan and piano solos could. This book contains many of his popular piano solo arrangements, which for some i believe are accurate.
Fats waller was the son of a preacher and learned to play the organ in church with his mother. Vintage fats waller original piano conceptions sheet music. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading thomas fats waller songbook. Thomas fats waller honeysuckle rose sheet music piano. After payment with paypal, you will be able to download the book in. He hence learnt to play the organ at a very early age and it was in mastering such a complex musical instrument that he was subsequently able to. The fats waller volume will include three organ performances i aint got nobody, rusty pail, and waiting at the end of the road and several piano solos and popular songs aint misbehavin. Print and download honeysuckle rose sheet music by thomas fats waller arranged for piano. Waller in eb and socalled transcription in the key of c. His bestknown compositions, aint misbehavin and honeysuckle rose, were inducted into the grammy hall of fame in 1984 and 1999. Turn on the heat the fats waller piano solos discogs. Thomas wright fats waller may 21, 1904 december 15, 1943 was an american jazz pianist, organist, composer, violinist, singer, and comedic entertainer. Later, i discovered that bran new suit was hardly fats waller s best work.
His innovations in the harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano. With introductory text does not include words to the songs. Fats waller aint misbehavin stormy weather 1943 youtube. Fats waller aint misbehavin with lena horne, dancer bill bojangles robinson, drummer zutty singleton, bassist slam stewart, trumpeter benny. They include piano versions of some of his songs, and showy display pieces like. The genius of thomas fats waller by thomas fats waller. Antonio carlos jobim sheet music jazz piano solos series volume 17 pia. Later, i discovered that bran new suit was hardly fats wallers best work. The great solos, 19291937 waller, fats, posnak, paul on. Fifteen favorite jazz tunes arranged for intermediate to advanced piano.
Wallers rca piano solos have been reissued separately in the bluebird series. All that meat and no potatoes margie im sitting on top of the world whos sorry now im nobodys baby and a special bonus section of selected songs from the broadway musical. Not even the success of the fats waller musical, aint. Arranged by bill evans, art tatum, thomas fats waller, erroll garner, dave brubeck, oscar peterson, and ahmad jamal. Fats waller piano solos 19291941 1977, vinyl discogs. Piano solos and millions of other books are available for amazon. Reviewed in the united states on december 27, 2010. See all 9 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the genius of fats waller. Thomas fats waller sheet music the great solos 19291937 piano solo ne 000672370. Those guys who gave this one star dont know much about fats, that or they are being too picky with small errors.
He was the prize pupil, and later friend and colleague, of stride pianist james p. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. In that case, yes there may be a few small errors and. The artists own piano arrangements of titles he made famous. With the exception of a third take of ive got a feeling im falling and his two earliest records from 1922, all of fats wallers recorded piano solos are on this superior doublecd set. Piano jazz piano jazz piano free sheet music fats waller aint misbehavin fats waller aint misbehavin sheet music for piano. Fats waller collection by thomas fats waller songbook. I was most struck as i listened to the rest of the cuts on the album by the piano solos.171 528 488 33 529 1025 726 995 17 442 376 289 671 554 121 1211 338 243 1007 46 306 1373 330 978 831 1245 296 1098 966 427 221 1405 1177 1072