How About a Little Fats Waller?

by Dave Schuler on May 11, 2014

Fats Waller “Your Feet’s Too Big” 1941 Soundie from Mike Beyer / MindsiMedia on Vimeo.

This song was written in 1936 by Fred Fisher and it was recorded by the Ink Spots among others but it’s associated with Fats Waller.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Guarneri May 11, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Excuse me, sir, but on behalf of the government I wish to register a complaint and warning for perpetuation of the psychologically devastating practice of mocking big footed people, including the obvious racial undertone. If this practice is not discontinued immediately legal action, including re-education and assessment of monetary damages, may be imposed.

PD Shaw May 11, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Dear Sir, I wish to complain in the strongest possible terms about the song which had just broadcast about the featsies. Many of my best friends have big feet and only a few of them are African-American, and only a few of those are transvestites. Yours faithfully, Brigadier Sir Charles Arthur Strong (Ms.).

P.S. I have never kissed the editor of the Radio Times.

Andy May 11, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Fitting for Mother’s Day. My Mom was a huge Ink Spots and Fats Waller fan.

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