Song of the Day

Today’s Song of the Day is by the immortal Fats Waller – Your Feets Too Big.
Two versions of the song are featured below – the first is the original 1939 recording, set to a cartoon.  And the second, a live version from 1941.  Waller was both an accomplished jazz pianist, who played stride style, and a comedic performer of immense girth.  Here, he is performing a light song written by Fred Fisher and Ada Benson that closes with Waller’s immortal catch phrase – One Never Knows, Do One.  Waller died very young of pneumonia on a cross-country train trip at 39.

And here is another version, performed live by Fats Waller in 1941.

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