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Artist: Waller, Fats And His Rhythm
Title: Have A Little Dream On Me
Format: CD
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
A Porter’s Love Song To A Chambermaid

I Wish I Were Twins

Armful O’ Sweetness

Do Me A Favor

Georgia May

Then I’ll Be Tired Of You

Don’t Let It Bother You

Have A Little Dream On Me

Serenade For A Wealthy Widow

How Can You Face Me?

Sweetie Pie


Let’s Pretend There’s A Moon

You’re Not The Only Oyster In The Stew

Honeysuckle Rose

Believe It, Beloved

Dream Man

I’m Growing Fonder Of You

If It Isn’t Love

Breakin’ The Ice

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