Fats Waller — A Porter’s Love Song To A Chambermaid

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.

Thanks to Dominck Feri for the You Tube

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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