Live From the Reading Room: Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller to Phil Ponce
Live from the Reading Room: Correspondence is a podcast series that aims to share interesting and engaging letters written by or to key historical figures from the African Diaspora. Each episode highlights a letter from popular collections housed in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Today’s episode features a letter from internationally renowned jazz pianist and composer Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller, to his first agent-manager Phil Ponce.
Today’s correspondence is recited by Lake Bunkley, library page, Jean Blackwell Hutson Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.
*Special Note: All text is represented as originally written by the correspondent.