Marie Marcus On Piano Jazz Cape Cod's "First Lady of Jazz" performs a medley of tunes by Fats Waller, her stride-piano mentor, in this session from 1983.

Marie Marcus On Piano Jazz

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Set List

  • Fats Waller Medley: "Ain't Misbehavin'" (Waller, Brooks, Razaf), "Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now" (Waller, Razaf), "Squeeze Me" (Waller, Razaf)
  • "After You've Gone" (Layton, Creamer)
  • "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans" (Alter, DeLange)
  • "St. Louis Blues" (WC Handy)
  • "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" (Hardin, Raye)
  • "Walkin' In Savannah" (Casher)
  • "Louisiana" (Johnson, Schaffer)
  • "Why Did I Choose You" (Leonard, Martin)
  • "That's A Plenty" (Gilbert, Pollack)

Marie Marcus was a remarkable stride pianist and a protégé of Fats Waller. A native of Boston, Marcus played in all the jazz hot spots before settling down in Cape Cod, where she became known as the Cape's "First Lady of Jazz." On this 1983 program, she talks about Waller, her mentor, and performs a medley of his most famous tunes.

Marcus died in 2003 at age 89.

Originally recorded May 5, 1983. Originally broadcast Oct. 15, 1983.