[Dixielandjazz] A few "notes" on whistling

Bill Haesler bhaesler at bigpond.net.au
Fri Jan 12 16:25:31 PST 2007

> how about Fats Waller's recording of "I Love To Whistle"? About the most
expressive whistling I have heard. It sounds like a tram must have run over
his whistle before he used it.<

Dear Tony,
As you would expect, I have that Fats Waller one. Recorded for Victor on 11
March 1938, composed in 1938 by Jimmy McHugh with lyrics by Harold Adamson
for the film 'Mad About Music', and not all that rare on LP and CD.
At least it proves one thing.
The great Fats Waller couldn't whistle, even though he spent his life
'wetting-the whistle'!
However, one I would love to hear is "They Would Wind Him Up and He Would
Whistle", made by Scott Wood and His Six Swingers (an English band) for UK
Columbia on 19 Feb 1940.
Kind regards,

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