Fats on Friday — I Used To Love You (But It’s All Over Now)

Thanks to Orchard for the YouTube

I Used to Love You is one of my favorites by Fats. The music was written by Albert Von Tilzer, lyrics by Lew Brown way back in 1920.  Von Tilzer and Brown were the same songwriters who wrote Take Me Out To The Ball Game. That’s the song sung in the Seventh Inning Stretch at professional baseball games in the U.S. and Canada.

This performance is from a transcription record of the tune as played on one of Fats Waller’s  CBS Radio Network Programs, in 1938.  No specifics are available from the poster.

I really like the piano solo Fats does at the beginning. He sings the best part of the lyric in a great style from this now nearly 100 year old and yet timeless song. The band sounds like most of his regulars from his Rhythm, but no credits were posted.  Old music made new indeed.  I love it.

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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