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Tillie Fripp's - Fats Waller Was House Pianist


Tillie Fripp's - Fats Waller Was House Pianist

The New York Times' F.Y.I. column on 3/17/13, at Metro. p.2., discussed jazz speakeasies, based on a book, David Freeland's Automats, Taxi Dances and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan's Lost Places of Leisure (2009). Of this place, it said: this restaurant was augmented by a jazz lineup that included Fats Waller as one of the house pianists.


Location: Tillie Fripp's (in the 1920s) , 148 West 133rd St., New York, New York, 10030, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Bars and Taverns, Night Clubs, Jazz, Nostalgia, Restaurants, Speakeasies
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Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Comments : In an article, Bringing Bebop Back Home, in the New York Times on 10/9/14 at p. Metro 2, it says that this place was called Tillies Chicken Shack and, later, Monettes Supper Club, where, legend has it, the record producer John Hammond first heard a 17-year-old Billie Holiday.
Date : 2014-11-11

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