Iva - a waitress and beautiful person

Shorty James

Iva - a waitress and beautiful person
Performed By Shorty James
Album UPC 734667102721
CD Baby Track ID 785170
Label Hep Digital
Released 2003-01-01
BPM 145
Rated 0
ISRC ushm90564929
Year 2003
Spotify Plays 1
Writers
Writer Shorty James
Pub Co Harbor Electronic Publishing
Composer Shorty James
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - NY - New York City

Description

Shorty is billed as the fastest piano in the East, a well deserved title as his numerous awards from ragtime competitions throughout the country attest.

Notes

Shorty James has enjoyed an illustrious 62-year career as pianist and composer. Completely self-taught, during World War II he hosted a radio show while in the service in Europe. One of his guests was a young Frank Sinatra. He also played with Vic Damone and Peggy Lee. Shorty is billed as the fastest piano in the East, a well deserved title as his numerous awards from ragtime competitions throughout the country attest. He appeared on the Ed Sullivan and Steve Allen Tonight shows as a member of the Charleston Trio. He has also taught at Juilliard and Berkeley.

Shorty recorded this CD himself on a Roland EP9 keyboard via MIDI, then added the string accompaniment. "Montovani couldn't have done better!" he says. The original compositions are all inspired by women he has known. "Half of them I dreamed," he explains. "I am on a beach. There is no obvious source. The music flows off the water. I wake up and record the tunes on the piano."

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