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Fats Waller

Jazz Musician, Pianist (21-May-1904 — 15-Dec-1943)


W. T. Ed Kirkeby; Duncan P. Schiedt; Sinclair Traill. Ain't Misbehavin': The Story of Fats Waller. Dodd, Mead. 1966. 248pp. Reissued by Da Capo Press, 1975.

Paul S. Machlin. Stride: The Music of Fats Waller. Twayne. 1985. 167pp.

Alyn Shipton. Fats Waller: His Life & Times. Omnibus. 1988. 134pp.

Alyn L Shipton. Fats Waller: The Cheerful Little Earful. Continuum. 2002. 192pp.

Stephen Taylor. Fats Waller on the Air: The Radio Broadcasts and Discography. Scarecrow Press. 2006. 337pp.

Joel Vance. Fats Waller: His Life and Times. Robson. 1992. 179pp.

Maurice Waller; Anthony Calabrese. Fats Waller. Schirmer Books. 1977. 235pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.736)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1527)

  8. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.938)

  9. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.1095)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.767)

  11. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.348)

  12. American Songwriters (pp.413-17)

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