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Ain't Misbehavin': The Story of Fats Waller (Da Capo Paperback)

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Once the king of the blues-derived "stride" school of jazz piano, Fats Waller earned his reputation as the most perfect of all jazz pianists with impeccable time keeping, instrumental mastery, the intensity of swing, and melodic gift. He arrived on the scene just as jazz was flowering nationwide, and he reaped a harvest of fame and fortune through his piano rolls, recordings, and much-lauded European tours. His death . . . in 1943, marked the end of the swing era. This informal narrative of Waller's life and music—a moving memoir of a musical genius and an outstanding human being—was written by Fats' personal manager. Reviewing Fats' brief but stellar career, Kirkeby reveals a life that was filled with paradoxes, and a man who moved with ease from a middle-class churchgoing home to New Yorks speakeasy subculture. Kirkeby details Waller's collaboration with lyricist Andy Razaf; his friendships with James P. Johnson, Willie "the Lion" Smith, and Duke Ellington; and his successful forays into films and Broadway musicals, including Hot Chocolates and Stormy Weather (with Lena Horne). He also weaves in his own personal memoir and includes a selected discography listing the most representative Waller recordings.

Synopsis:

This informal narrative of Waller's life and music-a moving memoir of a musical genius and an outstanding human being-was written by Fats' personal manager, Wallace T. 'Ed' Kirkeby. Reviewing Fats' brief but stellar career, Kirkeby reveals a life that was filled with paradoxes and a man who moved with ease from a middle-class church-going home to New York's speakeasy subculture. The life-of-the-party who improvised at the piano for stag films, Fats would periodically retreat to the organ loft to play Bach and spirituals.

Synopsis:

"Once the king of the blues-derived ""stride"" school of jazz piano, Fats Waller earned his reputation as the most perfect of all jazz pianists with impeccable time keeping, instrumental mastery, the int"

Synopsis:

He also weaves in his own personal memoir and includes a selected discography listing the most representative Waller recordings. }

About the Author

Wallace T. “Ed” Kirkeby was Fats Wallers longtime personal manager.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306800153
Other:
Kirkeby, Ed
Other:
Kirkeby, W. T. Ed
Author:
Kirkeby, Ed
Author:
Kirkeby, W. T. Ed
Publisher:
Da Capo
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History & Criticism - By Composer
Subject:
Waller, fats, 1904-1943
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Waller, Fats
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
19880431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 14.9 oz

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Product details 276 pages Da Capo Press - English 9780306800153 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This informal narrative of Waller's life and music-a moving memoir of a musical genius and an outstanding human being-was written by Fats' personal manager, Wallace T. 'Ed' Kirkeby. Reviewing Fats' brief but stellar career, Kirkeby reveals a life that was filled with paradoxes and a man who moved with ease from a middle-class church-going home to New York's speakeasy subculture. The life-of-the-party who improvised at the piano for stag films, Fats would periodically retreat to the organ loft to play Bach and spirituals.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Once the king of the blues-derived ""stride"" school of jazz piano, Fats Waller earned his reputation as the most perfect of all jazz pianists with impeccable time keeping, instrumental mastery, the int"
"Synopsis" by , He also weaves in his own personal memoir and includes a selected discography listing the most representative Waller recordings. }
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