Fats Waller: A Cheerful Little Earful

Fats Waller: A Cheerful Little Earful

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By (author) Alyn Shipton

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  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • Format: Paperback | 194 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 216mm x 16mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0826476198
  • ISBN 13: 9780826476197
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,655,115

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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 wrote severa.

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Alyn Shipton presents jazz radio programs for the BBC and is a critic for The Times in London. He is the author of several books on music, as well as a music publisher and editor. He divides his time between Oxford and the French countryside. In 2010, he was voted UK Jazz Broadcaster of the Year.