Fats Waller – Signed 1936 Donation Receipt

A receipt signed by legendary Jazz piano player Thomas “Fats” Waller, for a $25 donation to the Washington DC “Boys’ Club of Metropolitan Police”.  According to Wikipedia, Waller’s innovations in the Harlem stride [piano] style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano. His best-known compositions, “Ain’t Misbehavin” and “Honeysuckle Rose” were inducted into the Grammy Hall of […]