“That’s what I’m talkin about!”
WALLER, THOMAS (“FATS”). Signed photograph portrait
Fan Foto, c. 1930s
Gelatin silver print. 8 x 10 in. Fine. Framed.
This fabulous portrait of Fats Waller is finely inscribed with lines bringing to mind the patter heard in his shows and his rollicking recordings: “To Willie Woods Here tiz!!! That’s what I’m talkin about / Keep your nose clean ‘Fats’ Waller.”
Jazz pianist and composer Fats Waller (1904-1943) was a giant of American jazz piano and popular music. His countless beloved compositions include “Ain’t Misbehavin” and “Honeysuckle Rose.”