Tuesday, 23 April 2013

CRAFTY TUNE: Fats Waller

If you're doing vintage knitting it most definitely adds to the experience to listen to some vintage music. Your Feet's Too Big is a Fats Waller hit from 1939. 

Funny story: Waller was kidnapped in Chicage leaving a performance in 1926. Four men bundled him into a car and took him to the Hawthorne Inn, owned by Al Capone. Waller was ordered inside the building, and found a party in full swing. Gun to his back, he was pushed towrds a piano, and told to play. A terrified Waller realised he was the 'surprise guest' at Capone's birthday party, and took comfort that the gangsters did not intend to kill him. When he left the Hawthorne Inn, he was very drunk, extremely tired, and had earned thousands of dollars in cash from Capone and other party-goers as tips. 

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