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Artist: Waller, Fats And His Rhythm
Title: Have A Little Dream On Me
Format: CD
Label: HALCYON - UK
Catalog Number:155
Barcode:5019317015527 itemnumber=1000119250
Price: $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 3/18/2016
Availability: In Stock
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So talented a musician and entertainer was Fats (his boundless energy and spontaneous wit seemed never-ending) that one tends to overlook the fact that he had something in excess of 300 compositions to his credit, many of them set to lyrics by his lifelong friend Andy Razaf. He studied piano under some of the finest classical teachers around at the time and although he was influenced by such jazz and ragtime greats as Willie “The Lion” Smith and “Lucky” Roberts, there is no doubt that the man who had the greatest effect upon his piano-playing was James P. Johnson, who taught him the rudiments of the well-known Harlem “stride” piano and remained his revered friend and colleague to the end. Numerous writers have claimed that Fats could take the most paltry popular song of the day and magically transform it into a veritable classic of jazz, and no matter how many accolades have been poured upon his sheer genius (and there is no other word for it) and I personally subscribe wholeheartedly to every one, let us not lose sight of the fact that Fats worked in an era when “pop” was still music and however trite the tune, even the worst had some potential in the right hands, and there can be no doubting, Fats’ were the best.

Track Listing
 1. 
A Porter’s Love Song To A Chambermaid

 2. 
I Wish I Were Twins

 3. 
Armful O’ Sweetness

 4. 
Do Me A Favor

 5. 
Georgia May

 6. 
Then I’ll Be Tired Of You

 7. 
Don’t Let It Bother You

 8. 
Have A Little Dream On Me

 9. 
Serenade For A Wealthy Widow

10. 
How Can You Face Me?

11. 
Sweetie Pie

12. 
Mandy

13. 
Let’s Pretend There’s A Moon

14. 
You’re Not The Only Oyster In The Stew

15. 
Honeysuckle Rose

16. 
Believe It, Beloved

17. 
Dream Man

18. 
I’m Growing Fonder Of You

19. 
If It Isn’t Love

20. 
Breakin’ The Ice


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