Monday, July 24, 2017

Fats Waller - The Jitterbug Waltz





A great song written by Waller and recorded by Fats and his Rhythm in 1942. His top notch studio band featured top notch musicians like Bill Coleman on trumpet and Mezz Mezzrow on clarinet.

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  1. Mezzrow became better known for his drug dealing than his music. In his time, he was so well known in the jazz community for selling marijuana that Mezz became slang for marijuana, a reference used in the Stuff Smith song, "If You're a Viper". He was also known as the Muggles King, the word muggles being slang for marijuana at that time; the title of the 1928 Louis Armstrong recording "Muggles" refers to this. Armstrong was one of his biggest customers.

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  2. Thank you man. I'll have to read up on him. Max

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