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Fats Waller et al.

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First a clip of Fats Waller playing his own “Ain’t Misbehavin'” and mugging like nobody’s business—and what a line-up: the drummer is Zutty Singleton, my favorite drummer all during high school, trumpet Benny Carter, and the bassist is Slam Stewart (who also played with Slim Gaillard: “Slim & Slam”). This is from the 1943 movie Stormy Weather. The beautiful woman is Lena Horne and the waiter is Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.

And here’s another, with a different version of “Ain’t Misbehavin'” followed by a short clip showing Art Tatum at work:

Written by Leisureguy

24 November 2007 at 10:00 am

Posted in Jazz, Music

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