Fats Waller's stride piano style was in demand at rent parties and millionaires' mansions. Somehow, he pulled everyone in and got them to dance. Evening Standard/Hulton Archive hide caption

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You never know what you'll find when you open up your mailbox. Josh McGinn/flickr.com hide caption

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Fats Waller seemed to pack 10 lifetimes of fun into his 39 years on the planet. Evening Standard/Hulton Archive hide caption

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