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Old Posted Apr 3, 2014, 5:24 PM
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Fats Waller in Hollywood...

King of the stride, Fats Waller was a colorful comedic personality and jazz legend in the 20′s, 30′s and 40′s. Waller was an influential pianist, composer, singer and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano. His best-known compositions, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and 'Honeysuckle Rose' were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

One of his tunes at the link below [the same song was used as the theme for "This Old House" 1979..Home Improvement, TV show, you might recognize it:


CD file

The Famous Door nightclub stood on Vine Street, Hollywood, some time in the 1930s. Apparently, they were very proud of the fact that Fats Waller came to play there. This may have appeared before on NOIR LA.

M. Turnbull
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