Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Ghost of Fats Waller

... at midnight plays the organ in your church.


















Stanley Kubrick's 2001, A Space Odyssey sent legions of young stoners scrambling for records of music by Richard and Johann Strauss.

David Lynch's cult classic, Eraserhead, sent punk rockers and art students in the late 1970s and early 1980s trolling through used record stores for Fats Waller's organ music, which is still largely forgotten.


5 comments:

it's margaret said...

Fats Waller reminds me of ice skating rink music....

Counterlight said...

He might have played in one. He played in movie theaters.

susan s. said...

This is great stuff!

Grandmère Mimi said...

I listened to Fats Waller's records on the old wind-up Victrola as a child. My father liked his music. I do, too.

Nice selection here, Doug.

Grandmère Mimi said...

The Victor Talking Machine. LOL!