07 May 2010
5 ON FRIDAY - Fats Waller
Trav at Trav's Thoughts has a Five on Friday meme on his blog where you pick five songs to share with your friends. You can choose a theme or just pick random songs. Create a playlist at Playlist.com or use any type of media.
I've limited this list to five of the most well known compositions and performances by Fats waller, but do yourself a favor and look for some of the more obscure pieces. Here is a short bio on Waller for those not familiar with his work.
Broadway gave a fitting tribute to Waller with the musical "Ain't Misbehavin'". Here is the great Nell Carter singing Cash for your Trash