View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Alligator Crawl on Discogs. In the beginning there was a composition by the young Fats Waller. He probably composed it in and he called it Alligator Crawl. Very Best of Fats Waller (Remastered ). 75 Original Great Performances Remastered. The Centennial Collection. The Essential.

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You will find that Tuba Skinny take the tune a shade more slowly than Louis but they follow meticulously the structure and spirit of his recording, right down to that ‘extra’ bar I have called Segment 6 watch out for it at precisely 2 mins.

This unusual Waller album concentrates almost exclusively upon his piano solos, beginning with “Handful of Keys” and “Numb Fumblin’,” recorded on March 1,and closing with two solos punctuated by vocal outbursts recorded for the Armed Forces V-Disc label on September 23, Never fails to bring a happy feeling – Its tempo has a charm that grows and grows Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now.

Fatz that’s what influenced Erwin Elvers; but both the title and the composer fqts this label are are surely incorrect: It provides an excellent opportunity for understanding the man’s artistry on a deeper level than is often achieved or even hinted at by collections that focus upon his comedic talents.

The fact that this collection contains mostly piano solos means that the very essence of Thomas Waller ‘s musical world is presented without a lot of distractions.

He probably composed it in and he called it Alligator Crawl. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Posted by Pops Coffee at Cyr on guitar and Pete Briggs on tuba had made a lusty three-minute recording in Chicago of Alligator Crawl.


In most respects the Hot Seven interpretation is so different from the other that the two versions sound like two different pieces of music. Introspection Late Night Partying. Click hear to listen.

Alligator Crawl is so appealing – A creepy rhythm that will tickle your toes.

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But of course, being Tuba Skinny, they in particular Shaye on cornet have introduced exciting alternative improvised phrasings of their own. Draggin’ My Heart Around. See Dick Baker’s research at http: Sexy Trippy All Moods. Watch the performance by clicking here. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

This recording appears to have been made only a month after that of the Hot Seven. With her classical training and skills as a jazz composer and arranger constantly in use with this band in the midsnot to mention that she plays the piano on the recording, I would not be surprised if there is as much Hardin as Waller in the Hot Seven recording.

His version makes it sound like a boogie-woogie blended with a rocking catchy song.

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Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. In the beginning there was a composition by the young Fats Waller. I believe this version is still popular as a party alligatir for solo pianists. Jazz Latin New Age.

Their version has not much in common with the later recording by Fats Waller.

Alligator Crawl – Fats Waller – 1934

Even the four bar blues sequences especially the ensemble one that is repeated in the Armstrong version are not any old improvisations: Streams Videos All Posts. This led me to speculate that Armstrong and his pianist wife Lil Hardin took just a musical idea and the harmonies from the Waller bar theme and re-structured them in their own way, allowing for some tremendous fresh invention.

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Because of Once Upon a Time. Waller is heard with his Rhythm group on two sides dating from January Love Me or Leave Me. I nFats Waller himself recorded it as a piano solo.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Release Date January 12, It plays the bar theme only once from 1 min. Newer Post Older Post Home. Bert Brandsma has kindly supplied me fatw an analysis of the structure: Its structure is as follows.

A theory of Erwin Elvers of Luetjensee, Germany, is that ctawl Alligator Crawl played by Armstrong was based on a Spencer Williams composition from which Fats Waller adopted the theme for his own composition.

Could the Hot Seven have started by looking at the the same musical arrangement that Doc Cook used so precisely – re-interpreting it freely in their own way? Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. So I have to come to the conclusion that Waller probably wrote a bar theme as well as the famous theme when he originally composed the piece, but that he chose to re-write the tune, dropping the bar theme and replacing it with some new bar material, when he came to record it as a piano speciality seven years later.

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I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby. Unless somebody finds a manuscript or orchestration fromwe may never know the full story. But this theory – though it appeals to me as plausible – seems unsupported by paper records.