Ain't Misbehavin': The Story of Fats Waller


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This informal narrative of Waller's life and music was written by his personal manager. Kirkeby devotes the first 13 chapters to Fats' life and works: the collaboration, successful both artistically and financially, with lyricist Andy Razaf; the friendships with fellow performers James P. Johnson, Willie "the Lion" Smith, Duke Ellington and other memorable figures in the history of jazz and ragtime; and the successful forays into films and musicals. He then contributes his own memoir of an 8-year friendship with Fats, ...

Ain't Misbehavin': The Story of Fats Waller 1975, Da Capo Press Inc

ISBN-13: 9780306706837