Fats Waller — I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

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I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter was written in 1935 music by Fred E. Ahlert and lyrics by Joe Young. It was a big hit for Fats Waller in 1935. He recorded it on May 8, 1935. It later became a vocal standard with many of the top singers recording their versions.  His Rhythm group on that date consisted of Herman Autrey, trumpet; Rudy Powell, reeds; Al Casey, guitar; Charles Turner, bass; Harry Dial, drums; and Fats, vocal and piano.

1935 was a very good year (as Chuck Cecil might say) for Fats Waller. His popularity soared and he was cranking a whole shelf full of these gems.

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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