View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Alligator Crawl on Discogs. In the beginning there was a composition by the young Fats Waller. He probably composed it in and he called it Alligator Crawl. Very Best of Fats Waller (Remastered ). 75 Original Great Performances Remastered. The Centennial Collection. The Essential.

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Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Bert Brandsma has kindly supplied me with an analysis of the structure: This unusual Waller album concentrates almost exclusively upon his piano solos, beginning with “Handful of Keys” fwts “Numb Fumblin’,” recorded on March 1,and closing with two solos punctuated by vocal outbursts recorded for the Armed Forces V-Disc label on September 23, Watch the performance by clicking here.

You will find that Tuba Skinny take the tune a shade more slowly than Louis but they follow wlligator the structure and spirit of his recording, right down to that ‘extra’ bar I have called Segment 6 watch out for it at precisely 2 mins.

Aligator Crawl (Waller, Fats)

These are the salty “Because of Once Upon a Time” and the moody “Night Wind,” a song of heartbreak with breathtaking passages played upon the organ. I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby. Jazz Latin New Age. This led me to speculate that Armstrong and his pianist wife Lil Hardin took just a musical idea and the harmonies from the Waller bar theme and re-structured them in their own way, allowing for some tremendous fresh invention.


Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date January 12, But of course, being Tuba Skinny, they in particular Shaye on cornet have introduced exciting alternative improvised phrasings of their own. See Dick Baker’s research at http: But this theory – though it appeals to me as plausible – seems unsupported by paper records.

Because of Once Upon a Time.

Alligator Crawl

Parlophone put out a version with the title as Alligator Blues and the composer as ‘Williams’. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Never fails to bring a happy feeling – Its tempo has a charm that grows and grows Even the four bar blues sequences especially the ensemble one alllgator is repeated in the Armstrong version alligaator not any old improvisations: AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. It comprises eight segments: Waller is heard with his Rhythm group on two sides dating from January I nFats Waller himself recorded it alligaotr a piano solo. It provides an excellent opportunity for understanding the man’s artistry on a deeper level than is often achieved or even hinted at by collections that focus upon his comedic talents.


Love Me or Leave Me. Cyr on guitar and Pete Briggs on tuba had made a lusty three-minute recording in Chicago of Allligator Crawl.

Introspection Late Night Partying. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. And if you would like to examine a 21st-Century version by the great young band Tuba SkinnyI can tell you they have recorded it on their Pyramid Strut CD, and you can watch them on YouTube, thanks to the generosity of the great video-maker digitalalexa playing it in public.

I believe this version is still popular as a party piece for solo pianists.

Alligator Crawl – Fats Waller – sheet music for Piano download free in PDF or MIDI

This recording appears to have been made only a month after that of the Hot Seven. Its structure is as follows. The fact that this collection contains mostly piano solos means that the very essence of Thomas Waller ‘s musical world is presented without a lot of distractions.

My Fate Is in Your Hands. It plays the bar theme only once from 1 min.

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