Monday, February 05, 2007

Fats Waller in New Cross, 1938

From the Kentish Mercury, 1938, an advert for an appearance by legendary American jazz pianist Fats Waller at the New Cross Empire (on corner of New X Road & Watson St - now demolished), described here as 'The World's Greatest Rhythm Pianist and Master of Swing'. Waller learnt his trade in the rent parties of Harlem, and is famous for songs such as 'Ain't Misbehavin''.

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