|Diesel is a sweet kitten when he ain't misbehavin'...|
I just downloaded sheet music for a Fats Waller transcription (I hoped) of "Ain't Misbehavin'". The first page (which is all you see before you buy) looked promising to be a note-for-note transcription of what he plays, but it was not. Of course, they all say Fats Waller, because he wrote the song. I guess that's what I get for being lazy and not learning it by ear. I can do it that way, or I can buy the book of his solo transcriptions. I'll probably do both - buy the book but learn some parts by ear anyway. Eeeeee!!!
"Eeeeeee" is for excitement - I love, that is luurrrrrrve Fats Waller. His playing is full of both muscle and humor. He's the kind of guy who'd write a song called "Your Feet's Too Big." "Your pedal extremities really are obnoxious", he says at the end of the song. I mean, I ask you. I wish I could get inside this guy's head a little bit.
"Your pedal extremities really are obnoxious - one never knows, do one..."