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Paul Machlin in Fats Waller: This Joint Is Jumpin'

Fats Waller: This Joint Is Jumpin'

2009 NR

From his childhood days playing the organ in church to dazzling crowds at Carnegie Hall, Fats Waller's colorful life and prolific career of iconic jazz composer and stride pianist is chronicled in this documentary. Interviews with Waller's family and colleagues shed light on the musician's legacy, and archival performances of tunes such as "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Got Religion in My Soul" show the entertainer in top form.