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Johnny Guarnieri Plays the Music of Walter Donaldson album art

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These Foolish Things
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Love Me or Leave Me
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Carolina in the Morning
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I've Had My Moments
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My Blues Heaven

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Johnny Guarnieri

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One of the most talented pianists of the 1940s, Johnny Guarnieri had the ability to closely imitate Fats Waller, Count Basie, and even Art Tatum. Not too surprisingly, he was in great demand during his prime years. Guarnieri started classical piano lessons when he was ten and soon switched to jazz. In 1939, he joined Benny Goodman's orchestra, recording frequently with both the big band and B.G.'s sextet. In 1940, Guarnieri became a member of Artie Shaw's orchestra and gained fa... Read more

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