Walter 'Fats' Pichon

Walter 'Fats' Pichon

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Doggin' That Thing
I've Got That Thing (Take 1)




When Walter "Fats" Pichon sang out he could easily be mistaken for Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon. His approach to the piano was perfectly compatible with the tradition known to critics and historians as "stride," which is another way of saying that he could have held his own in the company of Fats Waller and James P. Johnson. Although he learned to play piano in New Orleans, Pichon didn't start making music in public until after moving to New York in 1922. His earliest known gig inv... Read more

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