Monday, July 21, 2014

Face the Music 7.24.14
Rhythm & Romance: Studies in Relationship Dynamics
followed by a Rambunctious set of Puerile Regressions

Rhythm and Romance
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

All My Life
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

S’posin’
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

You’ve Been Reading My Mail
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

The Panic Is On
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

The Curse of an Aching Heart
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

I Just Made Up With That Old Gal of Mine
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

To a Sweet Pretty Thing
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

Bye Bye Baby
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

My Mommy Sent Me to the Store
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

I Love to Whistle
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1938

Buckin’ the Dice
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

A Tisket, A Tasket
Fats Waller & his Continental Rhythm 1938

Shortnin’ Bread
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

Eep, Ipe, Wanna Piece-a Pie
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Patty Cake, Patty Cake
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1938

Hey! Stop Kissin’ My Sister
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Swingin’ Them Jingle Bells
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Face the Music 7.17.14
Lounging at the Waldorf
broadcast in spite of the
capitalistic/cultural haemmorhage
surrounding the ann arbor art fairs

Hallelujah, I’m a Bum
Fats Waller singing
while accompanying himself
on the organ 1939

Abercrombie Had a Zombie
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

B Flat Blues
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Moutnain
Fats Waller singing
while accompanying himself
on the organ 1939

Suitcase Susie
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

She’s Tall, She’s Tan, She’s Terrific
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Us on a Bus
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

Hold Tight (Want Some Seafood Mama)
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Let’s Sing Again
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

Beat It Out
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Lounging at the Waldorf
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

You Asked For It – You Got It
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Marie
Fats Waller, his Rhythm & Orchestra 1938

Fat and Greasy
Fats Waller, his Rhythm & Orchestra 1936

Darktown Strutter’s Ball
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

The Joint is Jumpin’
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Chant of the Groove
Fats Waller, his Rhythm & Orchestra 1941

Havin’ a Ball
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

Floatin’ Down to Cotton Town
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936


Wednesday, July 9, 2014



When Fats Waller visited London in the late 1930s, he composed a piano suite inspired by the places he saw.
This week's program will open with these impressions, followed by highlights from the same portion of his brief but incredibly prolific recording career. His 1939 rendition of Vincent Youmans' "Hallelujah" is among my personal favorites.


Face the Music 7/10/14
featuring Fats Waller’s London Suite

Piccadilly
Chelsea
Soho
Bond Street
Limehouse
Whitechapel
solo piano 1939

Loch Lomond
piano & vocal 1939

St. Louis Blues
Hallelujah
solo piano broadcast transcriptions 1939

Hallelujah! Things Look Rosy Now
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

You Look Good To Me
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1938

I Simply Adore You
Fats Waller, his Rhythm & Orchestra 1938

Remember Who You’re Promised To
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Fats Waller & his Continental Rhythm 1938

Abdullah
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

The Sheik of Araby
Fats Waller, his Rhythm & Orchestra 1938

Black Maria
Fats Waller, his Rhythm & Orchestra 1940

Skrontch
Fats Waller, his Rhythm & Orchestra 1938

The Moon is Low, Part II
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Face the Music 7.03.14
Fats Waller - selected gems: 1935 -1939

This broadcast will include
the only studio recording
Mr. Waller managed to make
of his lively composition, "Zonky"

Medley {solo piano} You’re the Top/
Blue, Turning Grey Over You/
Russian Fantasy
broadcast transcription recording - 1935

I Ain’t Got Nobody
piano solo 1937

Until the Real Thing Comes Along
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

You Had an Evening to Spare
Fats Waller, his Rhythm & Orchestra 1938

Don’t Try Your Jive On Me
Fats Waller & his Continental Rhythm 1938

Got No Time
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Medley {solo piano} “E Flat Blues”/
Alligator Crawl / Zonky
broadcast transcription recording - 1935

Sweet and Slow
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

Squeeze Me
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

I Believe in Miracles
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

West Wind
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

When You and I Were Young, Maggie
piano & vocal 1939

Bach Up To Me
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

Step Up and Shake My Hand
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Hold My Hand
Fats Waller, his Rhythm & Orchestra 1938