Hot Lips Page in Minton's Playhouse - the 1930's

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 351:

The word bop was coined by none other than our old friend, Fats Waller. It came about when Fats was playing with a small group at Minton's. Late one night some of the younger generation of musicians would bring along their instruments in the hope of jamming with the band. Waller would signal for one of them to take a chorus. The musician would start in to play, then rest for eight or twelve bars in order to get in condition for one of his crazy bop runs. Fats would shout at them, "Stop that crazy boppin' and a-stoppin' and play that jive like the rest of us guys."

cite as

Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 351. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435918604951 accessed: 17 May, 2022

location of experience: Minton's Playhouse

Listeners

Hot Lips Page
Bandleader, Singing, Trumpet
1908-1954

Listening to

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Jazz band music performed by Fats Waller band

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:16:45 +0100
Approved on Thu, 01 Sep 2016 10:39:39 +0100