A Porter’s Love Song to A Chambermaid was composed by Fats Waller’s mentor James P. Johnson and Fats’s partner Andy Razaf. This version was recorded May 16, 1934 and issued on Victor Records. Rhythm included Herman Autrey, trumpet, Ben Whitted, clarinet and alto; Al Casey, guitar; Billy Taylor, bass; Harry Dial, drums and vibes; and Fats on piano and vocal. This song seems to have gained a revival audience in recent years among guitar players. With James P. Johnson writing the music, Andy Razaf writing the lyric, and Fats and Rhythm performing it, that’s a hard to beat combination on a song.
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