Fats Waller — If I Were You

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ for the You Tube

If I Were You was composed by Bernier and Emmerich. Fats Waller’s version was recorded 7-1-1938. Personnel on that date included Herman Autrey, trumpet; Gene Cedric, reeds; Al Casey, guitar; Cedric Wallace, bass; Slick Jones, drums; and Fats on piano and vocal. This track is off of the same African Ripples reissue LP I played last week. It was produced by Mike Lipskin in 1969. That LP was my introduction to Fats Waller. It still sounds great to me.

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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