The album is one we can all be very proud of. Black and Blue 4. Waller and Armstrong were of the same generation and were collaborators in music in the s. The present disc has 20 tunes–not just masters and alternates from the session but 7 Armstrong performances of Waller’s music recorded between and with surprisingly “modern” fidelity and enough evidence to convince all but the most unperceptive of Armstrong’s singular importance and genius stature in American music. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. It’s a wonderful album.

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Then the members of Louis’ band let him down in this set.

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If you really feel like starting an argument, you can say, “But wait, Rick, the original was one solid take while Armstrong’s s’ Columbia recordings featured songs and solos pieced together from various takes by George Avakian There’s a problem loading this menu right now. My hero, Dan Morgenstern, once said, “I think there’s no better way to begin one’s day than listening to either a Louis Armstrong or Fats Waller recording.

Louis Armstrong: Satch Plays Fats

That was the brainchild of the great producer George Avakian, who cleverly convinced Armstrong’s manager Joe Glaser to let him record one album for Columbia when Armstrong was reaching the end of a five-year exclusive contract with Decca. Sweet Savannah Sue Edit.

satch plays fats

His reading of the wonderful Waller music and Razaf lyrics is unsurpassed. Armstrong told Traill he had it up in his Corona, Queens home and “he just loved that picture ’cause it always brought Fats to mind, and when he thought of that man it just naturally made him feel good all over. Satfh it in the morning, too and take Dan’s advice. Skip to main content.


He wrote down his e-mail and told me to drop him a line because he wanted to send me something. I listen to this all the time!

It’s playa Armstrong, building up to a long, held high C, shook for all its glory. Then his shoulders drooped. Sold by Katie’s stores. Because Waller died so young, he wasn’t given the opportunity to speak about Louis often, if at all in printbut we know that they hit it off when Louis first went to New York to join Fletcher Henderson in That Rhythm Man 8.

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Someone suggested that the tempo fatss raised a bit and those few extra beats of tempo fat all the difference in the world. My book, “What a Wonderful World: Thus, that final masterpiece of a solo is almost entirely one take so I don’t want to hear anything about it being the work of an editor. Satch and Fats surpass high definition any time; in fact, they defined and redefined jazz and all of American popular music.

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The urgency of the version isn’t there, but fatz in greater command of his instrument remember when he kind of fluffed that one high note on the OKeh and from a rhythmic standpoint, he’s almost more free-floating than ever before in Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Every scat break is a thing of perfection some are lifted verbatim from the original record.


Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Loading recommendations for you. Five of them were remakes from Armstrong’s golden OKeh period: There are plenty of passages of highly engaging, even brilliant and, especially on the bonus historical recordings, satcj trumpet work, vocals, and scat singing by the father of the jazz solo.

His very good spirit will keep him with us for saatch.

Satch Plays Fats: The Music of Fats Waller

So here’s George on the choosing of the repertoire to be recorded: Write a customer review. Satch and Fats lived to bring joy, through their music and their personalities.

satch plays fats

See what I mean? Finally, on take 3, everything clicked and the band was well on its way to making a perfect take when it fqts fell apart during the final bridge as the band couldn’t exactly get the rhythms straight on how they wanted to back Armstrong. I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby.