Fats Waller: A Cheerful Little EarfulPaperback
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- Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
- Format: Paperback | 194 pages
- Dimensions: 142mm x 216mm x 16mm | 440g
- Publication date: 1 April 2005
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0826476198
- ISBN 13: 9780826476197
- Edition statement: New.
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 1,749,007
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 several Broadway shows. Waller's 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 Waller's recordings as they have been reissued for the CD era.
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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.