Fats Waller Alyn Shipton

ISBN: 9780826476197

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Fats Waller  by  Alyn Shipton

Fats Waller by Alyn Shipton
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Fats Waller (1904-1943) was an outsize man in all respects: five feet, eleven inches tall, he weighed 285 pounds. The greatest of the Harlem stride pianists, he composed hundreds of songs, he led a band that made over 400 recordings, and he wroteMoreFats Waller (1904-1943) was an outsize man in all respects: five feet, eleven inches tall, he weighed 285 pounds.

The greatest of the Harlem stride pianists, he composed hundreds of songs, he led a band that made over 400 recordings, and he wrote several Broadway shows. Wallers gargantuan appetites have been celebrated in anecdotes and earlier biographies. He is seen by jazz historians as a man of immense musical talent that was never fulfilled. In this fully revised and updated biography of Waller, Alyn Shipton re-examines his career, arguing that his talents as a songwriter, show composer, and brilliant recording and broadcasting artist have not been fully appreciated.

In a newly written final chapter, there is a comprehensive survey of Wallers recordings as they have been reissued for the CD era.



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