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Fats Waller

Author: Maurice Waller; Anthony Calabrese
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Waller, Maurice.
Fats Waller.
New York : Schirmer Books, ©1977
(OCoLC)561306647
Named Person: Fats Waller; Fats Waller
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Waller; Anthony Calabrese
ISBN: 0028727304 9780028727301 0002872730 9780002872737
OCLC Number: 3186710
Notes: Includes "recording dates and personnel", lists of the composer's published and unpublished songs, piano rolls, and song arrangements.
Includes index.
Description: xix, 235 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1864-1904 : The background of the Waller family --
1914-1919 : Fats discovers Harlem nightlife --
1919 : the death of Fats' mother --
1920-1922 : Fats meets James P. Johnson and Willie The Lion Smith --
1922-1924 : Fats marries Edith --
1923-1924 : Fats and the music publishers --
1924-1926 : Fats meets his second wife and Captain Maines --
1927-1928 : Fats writes "Keep shufflin'" --
1928-1929 : Fats writes "Load of coal" --
1930-1931 : Fats becomes a recording regular for RCA --
1932-1933 : Fats goes to work for WWL --
1934-1936 : Fats makes it to the top as a composer and recording artist --
1937-1943 : Buster Shepherd remembers the good and bad times --
1940-1943 : Fats at his peak as a recording artist and songwriter --
Maurice remembers his father --
1943 : the death of Fats --
Recording dates and personnel --
Fats Waller's published songs --
Fats Waller's unpublished songs --
Fats Waller's piano rolls --
Song arrangements.
Responsibility: by Maurice Waller and Anthony Calabrese ; foreword by Michael Lipskin.

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