Fats Waller

Fats Waller
1904 - 1943
Fats Waller  American Composer

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First Name Fats
Last Name Waller
Age 39 (age at death) years
Birthday 21st May, 1904
Birthplace New York, New York, United States
Died 15th December, 1943
Place of Death Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Pianist, singer, organist
Occupation Composer
Music Genre (Text) Dixieland, Jazz, Swing, Stride, Ragtime
Music Genre Jazz, Piano
Year(s) Active 1918–1943
Music Style Swing, Stride, Early Jazz, Jive, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
Music Mood Whimsical, Exuberant, Amiable/Good-Natured, Boisterous, Gleeful, Bravado, Carefree, Cheerful, Confident, Joyous, Playful, Freewheeling, Fun, Humorous, Energetic, Irreverent, Party/Celebratory, Elegant, Raucous, Rousing, Rollicking
Instrument Organ, Piano, Composer, Leader, Vocals
Instrument (text) Piano, Vocals, Organ

Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller (May 21, 1904 – December 15, 1943) was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer, violinist, singer, and comedic entertainer. His innovations in the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano. His best-known compositions, "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Honeysuckle Rose", were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1984 and 1999. Waller copyrighted over 400 songs, many of them co-written with his closest collaborator, Andy Razaf. Razaf described his partner as "the soul of melody... a man who made the piano sing... both big in body and in mind... known for his generosity... a bubbling bundle of joy". It is possible financial circumstances caused him to compose many more popular songs and sell them to other performers.

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misscowmisscowMay 17, 2010

Mr. Fats Waller very orginal work of the blues and jazz.

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