Fats on Friday — California Here I Come

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ for the You Tube

California Here I Come was written by Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva,, and Joseph Meyer in 1921 and recorded by Jolson in 1924. This performance by Fats Waller is presumably from a radio broadcast, I can’t find a listing for it as a 78 RPM record. No sourcing from the poster, so let me guess: Either a Yacht Club radio broadcast or a V-Disc for Armed Forces Radio. I’ll update this post if I find further details.

Fats at the piano as usual makes it sound so easy.  Another tiny 2 and a half minute gem from the portly one.

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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