Keep a Song in Your Soul

By: Waller, Thomas (Fats) and Alexander Hill

Price: $35.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


This is over-sized (4to) sheet music featuring and image of a woman playing the piano with cherubic children in the background. The art is somewhat cynical, considering that this is a Fats Waller tune. There is some minor edge, corner and surface wear. There has been a small tear on the last page on the bottom edge that has a nice repair with tape. Except for the tear, this would be VG+ to NF. Fats Waller and Alexander Hill sang and worked together in the earlt 1930's. This song, which was played by Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington and many other bands, is one of their collaborations. The cover presentation for this music is rather interesting since it uses "Thomas Waller" rather than "Fats" and because of the white piano player. There is a real sense that Joe Davis, who published much African-American-related music was trying to aim this composition at the white drawing room. SMAA ; Cover Art ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 6 with covers pages

Title: Keep a Song in Your Soul

Author Name: Waller, Thomas (Fats) and Alexander Hill

Illustrator: Illustrated by Barbelle

Categories: African - American,

Edition: First Edition (?)

Publisher: New York, Joe Davis Inc.: 1930

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 16695

Keywords: African - American Black Negro Fats Waller Jazz Stride Piano Sheet Music AA