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The Fats Waller Collection 1922-43
The Fats Waller Collection 1922-43

Fats Waller
Styles: Jazz
Catalogue Number: FABCD356
This is part of a mini-series on our competitively priced budget label Fabulous under the banner of Jazz Legends, presenting some of great and influential names of jazz, with recordings drawn from the classic era of the genre’s development between 1920 and 1950. Thomas “Fats” Waller was a hugely popular and equally influential pianist, organist, singer, composer and comedic entertainer during the formative decades of jazz, and his unique style, and memorable hit songs earned him a special place in the world of entertainment, transcending the boundaries between jazz and wider popular culture, and enjoying success on both sides of the Atlantic. Waller was a pioneer of the stride piano style distinctively associated with Harlem, and it was the basis of many of the hits he wrote, which have become perennially popular standards such as “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Ain’t Misbehaving”, among many others. This collection traces his career from his first recordings in the early ‘20s through to just before his untimely death in 1943, when he appeared in the movie “Stormy Weather”, and features him performing both on piano and organ, singing hits recorded with quintet or sextet “Fats Waller & His Rhythm”, and also accompanying Adelaide Hall. It’s an enjoyable snapshot of a great artist’s work.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Muscle Shoals Blues Fats Waller
2 Henderson Stomp Fletcher Henderson & His Orch.
3 Please Take Me Out Of Jail Thomas Waller With Thomas Morris And His Hot Babies
4 Handful Of Keys Fats Waller
5 The Minor Drag Fats Waller And His Buddies
6 Honeysuckle Rose Fats Waller
7 Believe It Beloved Fats Waller
8 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter Fats Waller And His Rhythm
9 My Very Good Friend The Milkman Fats Waller
10 Twelfth Street Rag Fats Waller
11 When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful Fats Waller And His Rhythm
12 I Got Rhythm Fats Waller And His Rhythm
13 It's A Sin To Tell A Lie Fats Waller
14 Big Chief De Sota Fats Waller
15 Blue Turning Grey Over You Fats Waller And His Rhythm
16 Ain't Misbehavin' Fats Waller And His Continental Rhythm
17 Pent Up In A Penthouse Fats Waller And His Continental Rhythm
18 That Old Feeling Fats Waller with Adelaide Hall
19 Honey Hush Fats Waller And His Rhythm
20 Fats Waller's Original E-Flat Blues Fats Waller
21 All That Meat And No Potatoes Fats Waller
22 Twenty-Four Robbers Fats Waller And His Rhythm
23 Jitterbug Waltz Fats Waller, His Rhythm And His Orch.
24 By The Light Of The Silv'ry Moon Fats Waller And His Rhythm
25 That Ain't Right Fats Waller
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