Fats on Friday and on the Organ — Sugar

Thanks to preservationhall01 for the You Tube and the history of the Estey Organ

Fats Waller recorded Sugar at the RCA Camden Studios on February 16, 1927. The building had once been the Trinity First Baptist Church and the organ had been to perform sacred music during church services. Sugar was composed in 1926 by Maceo Pinkard, lyrics by Edna Alexcander and Sidney Mitchell. For the songs he wrote, Maceo Pinkard should be much better known. His most famous composition was Sweet Georgia Brown, which was famous as the theme song for the Harlem Globetrotters Basketball Team.

For more on the Estey Pipe Organ see here and here.

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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