Ghosts of Record Stores Past and Present

Much of my youth was spent hunting for and playing vinyl. I have created this site to remember many of the stores I've visited. Don't try and visit them without calling first, as many of them are no longer with us. If I've posted a picture of a store that you want me to delete please let me know and I'll take it down. To see a particular store just open the photo album with its name on it or click on the green (open) or red (closed) marker in the map below. Expanding the map will reveal more stores in the same city.

The site also contains links to interesting articles and information on record shops and record collecting and fine musical suggestions and playlists for your listening pleasure (with You Tube links so you can check them out for yourself). The Playlists can be found by scrolling to a separate section of the index under the heading musical resources. And our latest addition, Song of the Day, a glimpse at what's playing on my stereo today, appears there as well.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Fats Waller - Your Feets Too Big

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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