Direct mp3 download or play:  Eighteenth Street Strut – Fats Waller (dumb version)

Here is a midi playback of a Fats Waller song that I enjoy.  This was created using free VST (Virtual Studio Technology) software available on the internet. Three virtual instruments were used:  Hammond organ emulation, Mellotron emulation, and a bass synthesizer. As I may have said before, my musical knowledge is quite limited, and I know this arrangement is far from correct. However, it is DUMB! By the way, I’ve liked Fats Waller probably since seeing “Eraserhead” at the UC Theatre in Berkeley, California in the early 1980s or late 1970s. If you are amused by this, check out my post “Dumb Tea For Two.”

Here are the virtual musical instruments. Click the picture (3840 x 2160 pixels) for a very detailed view.