6246RE: [RedHotJazz] shopworn sentimentalism (was Bob Fuller musicians and recording)
- Sep 3, 2008I love Fats but he demeaned the great songs along with the dross. Compare
with, for instance, Billie who enhanced the dross as well as the great
songs. Or with Louis who delivered the utmost dross with such sincerity you
believe it -- almost.
I think Waller's legacy would be even greater had he respected more both his
material and his own ability to transcend it.
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