View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Alligator Crawl on Discogs. In the beginning there was a composition by the young Fats Waller. He probably composed it in and he called it Alligator Crawl. Very Best of Fats Waller (Remastered ). 75 Original Great Performances Remastered. The Centennial Collection. The Essential.

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It plays the bar theme only once from 1 min. Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now. Even the four bar blues sequences especially the ensemble one that is repeated in the Armstrong version are not any old improvisations: He probably composed it in and he called it Alligator Crawl.

This led me to speculate that Armstrong and his pianist wife Lil Hardin took just a musical idea and the harmonies from the Waller bar theme and re-structured them in their own way, allowing for some tremendous fresh invention.

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Cyr on guitar and Pete Briggs on tuba had made a lusty three-minute recording in Chicago of Alligator Crawl. With her classical training and skills as a jazz composer and arranger constantly in use with this band in the midsnot to mention that she plays the piano ftas the recording, I would not be surprised if there is as much Hardin as Waller in the Hot Seven recording.


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Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Although these 24 bars alligatir to my ear to use the same harmonic sequence as Fats Waller, Louis plays a melody that is almost totally different, apart from the famous opening two bars: Their version has not much in common with the later recording by Fats Waller. Introspection Late Night Partying.

Pops Coffee’s Traditional Jazz: Post ALLIGATOR CRAWL

Its structure is as follows. I nFats Waller himself recorded it as a piano solo.

A theory of Erwin Elvers of Luetjensee, Germany, is that the Alligator Crawl played by Armstrong was based on a Spencer Williams composition from which Fats Waller adopted the theme for his own composition. Love Me or Leave Me. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. It comprises eight segments: Never fails to bring a happy feeling – Its tempo has a charm that grows and grows One bar in which Louis modulates the key back to F making fast previous theme virtually stretch to a highly unusual 25 bars.

His version makes it sound like a boogie-woogie blended with a rocking catchy song.

Aligator Crawl (Waller, Fats)

Waller is heard with his Rhythm group on two sides dating from January But this theory – though it appeals to me as plausible – seems unsupported by paper records. I believe this version is still popular as a party piece for solo pianists.


I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby. Release Date January 12, Posted by Pops Coffee at Alligagor fact that this collection contains mostly piano solos means that the very essence of Thomas Waller ‘s musical world is presented without a lot of distractions. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

Alligator Crawl – Fats Waller – 1934

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. It provides cdawl excellent opportunity for understanding fatts man’s artistry on a deeper level than is often achieved or even hinted at by collections that focus upon his comedic talents. Streams Videos All Posts. Could the Hot Seven have started by looking at the the same musical arrangement that Doc Cook used so precisely – re-interpreting it freely in their own way?

Newer Post Older Post Home. In most respects the Hot Seven interpretation is so different from the other that the two versions sound like two different pieces of music.