Music Preservation Program
The Master Library Archives
In the 1930s, 40s and 50s Muzak recorded over 20,000 tracks by more that 500 big bands, orchestras, vocalists and solo artist in their Manhattan studios. The era’s best musicians recording either their compositions or the popular songs of their day.
Listen to the music of Fats Waller
Fats Waller was one of the most popular performers of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, finding critical and commercial success in the US and Europe. He was a renowned jazz pianist, organist, vocalist and comedic entertainer. Below are 8 tracks from Muzak’s archive library composed by Fats Waller and recorded by various popular artists, including Fats himself.