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Shy Boy, The

Shy Boy, The

Broadcast: June 11, 1950
Added: Feb 19 2018

Of all the popular musicians of the past generations, none were so successful in defying convention and traditions as the talented son of a Manhattan minister - Thomas Wright Waller, better known to millions as 'Fats' Waller. Today's show brings you a portrait of 'Fats', whose innovations in the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork modern jazz piano.