Monday 2 June 2014

Vinyl Feature: Fats Waller & His Rhythm - Handful Of Keys

Handful Of Keys by Thomas "Fats" Waller was released under the RCA Victor label and features a
compilation of the wonderful jazz sounds of Fats Waller & His Rhythm.

The album is a bit of a mystery to me however as there is another album using the exact same name but with a very different track listing that was released in 1929 under the same record label.

The copy I have seems to have been released in either 1953 or 1957 (or possibly even 1969 according to another on-line source...), quite some years after Fats Waller's  untimely passing. A note on the back of the cover says it was compiled by John R.T. Davies, revised by R.M. Cooke and published by "Friends of Fats" the Thomas "Fats" Waller Appreciation Society London, September 1953, but further down it says it's © by Radio Corporation of America, 1957.

My copy was made in Germany by Telefunken Decca and the vinyl is HEAVY.


Side 1
I'll Dance At Your Wedding
E-Flat Blues
I Just Made Up With That Old Girl Of Mine
You're Laughing At Me
Ring Dem Bells
Up Jumped You With Love
Our Love Was Meant To Be
You Went To My Head

Side 2
Christopher Columbus
How Can You Face Me
Dream Man, Make Me Dream Some More
What's the Reason
Sweet & Slow
Handful Of Keys
I Used To Love you, But It's All Over Now
There'll Be Some Changes Made

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