View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Alligator Crawl on Discogs. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Shellac release of Alligator Crawl / Viper’s Drag 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.
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See Dick Baker’s research at http: In the beginning there was a composition by the young Fats Waller. One bar in which Louis walldr the key back to F making the previous theme virtually stretch to a highly unusual 25 bars. And if you would like to examine a 21st-Century version by the great young band Tuba SkinnyI can tell you they have recorded it on their Pyramid Strut CD, and you can watch them on YouTube, thanks to the generosity of the great video-maker digitalalexa playing it in public.
Alligator Crawl – Fats Waller | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
Newer Post Older Post Home. Streams Videos All Posts. It acquired words by Andy Crasl, so it was also available as a song: It comprises eight segments: Even the four bar blues sequences especially the ensemble one that is repeated in the Armstrong version are not any old improvisations: I believe this version is still popular as a party piece for solo pianists.
It provides an excellent opportunity for understanding the man’s artistry on a deeper level than is often achieved or even hinted at by collections that focus upon his comedic talents.
Posted by Pops Coffee at He probably composed it in and he called it Alligator Crawl.
Aligator Crawl (Waller, Fats) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Waller is heard with his Rhythm group on two sides dating from January I nFats Waller himself fatss it as a piano solo. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. My guess was that Lil Hardin’s was the brain behind the project.
I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby. So I have to come to the conclusion that Waller probably wrote a bar theme as well as the famous theme when he originally composed the piece, but that he chose to re-write the tune, dropping the bar theme and replacing it with some new bar material, when he came to record it as a piano speciality seven years later. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.
The fact that this collection contains mostly piano solos means that the very essence of Thomas Waller ‘s musical alligxtor is presented without a lot of distractions. Draggin’ My Heart Around.
Alligator Crawl – Fats Waller – 1934
Click hear to listen. Perhaps that’s what influenced Erwin Elvers; but both the title and the composer on this label are are surely incorrect: Its structure is as follows.
Their version has not much in common with the later recording by Fats Waller. 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.