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Selections from "Ain't Misbehavin"

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Fats Waller

Fats Waller (arr. Richard E Maltby Sr)


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General Info

Year: 1979
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Chappell Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


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Program Notes

Ain't Misbehavin' is a musical revue with a book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr., and music by various composers and lyricists as arranged and orchestrated by Luther Henderson. It is named after the song by Fats Waller (with Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf), Ain't Misbehavin'.

The musical is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and 1930s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness, and ethnic pride, and takes its title from the 1929 Waller song Ain't Misbehavin'. It was a time when Manhattan nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom were the playgrounds of high society and Lenox Avenue dives were filled with piano players banging out the new beat known as swing. Five performers present an evening of rowdy, raunchy, and humorous songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era and reflect Waller's view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


This medley by Richard Maltby includes Keepin' Out of Mischief Now, Spreadin' Rhythm Around, Honeysuckle Rose, (What I did to be so) Black and Blue, and The Jitterbug Waltz.

- Program Note from publisher


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  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) County Band (Leonard Lutz, conductor) - 29 April 2018


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