The Legends of the Rocking Dutchman - episode 248
There's always something very special in each mixed bag of tunes that I present under the title of Legends Mix. Today, that is a take from 1927 from a historical set of recordings on the Victor label of Fats Waller. In their studio in Camden, NJ, that was a former church, the Victor Talking Machine Company had a pipe organ installed, and Fats Waller was the first one ever to play blues and jazz on such an instrument. I'll tell you about the challenges that Fats Waller had to face to get to the masterpieces that he finally laid down - it even meant that he drank his gin only after the session instead of in between the takes. I'll also get you a nice insight in twenties recording. And of course I'll play that goodie.
You'll get more - and so I'll tell you how come, that Lionel Hampton got arrested in Amsterdam for public order disturbance. You don't wanna miss that story.