Category Archives: Walter Gabrielson

Fats on Friday — I’ll Dance At Your Wedding

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ for the You Tube I’ll Dance At Your Wedding was recorded by Fats Waller and Rhythm on December 7, 1938. Rhythm consisted on this date of Herman Autrey, trumpet; Al Casey, guitar; Cedric Wallace, bass; Slick Jones, … Continue reading

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

Thanks to Zedupoca for the You Tube 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 … Continue reading

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Jelly Roll Morton — Black Bottom Stomp

Thanks to preservationhall001 for the Youtube This is the Black Bottom Stomp recorded as a 78 RPM record by Victor on September 15, 1926, by Jelly Roll Morton and his Band the Red Hot Peppers. Since I played Paul Lingle’s … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Remembering Don Brown — The Jazz Man Record Shop and the Cobweb Corner

Don Brown at the opening of the Jazz Man Record Shop at its then new location in Santa Monica, California in the Spring of 1968,  This was a few months before I discovered him.  Photo by Darlene Brown courtesy of … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday Reprise– Love Me Or Leave Me

Thanks to James McEwan for the YouTube I have no doubt played Fats Waller’s solo piano version of Love Me Or Leave Me before. The song was written in 1928 by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn. Fats recorded this solo … Continue reading

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April 1 —Spike Jones’s special version of Laura

Spike Jones plays his special version of  Laura.  What could be more appropriate for April Fool’s Day, April 1st?  It’s that day of the year again.   Presented in loving memory of my cousin Walter. Thanks  to BassetHoundTrio for the You … Continue reading

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Fats Waller — Valentine Stomp — Valentine’s Day

Thanks to warholsoup 100 for the You Tube It’s Fat’s on Friday Valentine’s Day.  What better way to celebrate it than by playing Fats Waller on Valentine’s Day with the Valentine Stomp? This is one of the solo sides he … Continue reading

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All Saint’s Day

Thanks to Bill Ferencz for the You Tube That was Louis Armstrong with When The Saints Go Marching In. Who else on All Saints Day should play When the Saints Go Marching In? Halloween has become a very big deal … Continue reading

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Spike Jones on Halloween — My Old Flame

Thanks to MusicProf78 for the You Tube In keeping with this special night, I thought I’d pass this song along for Halloween, October 31. It’s our old friend Spike Jones again, our musical mad man,  from 1947 with Paul Frees … Continue reading

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