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“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.”