Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 5

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Fats Waller was a vocalist, composer, even a comedian and satirist, but most importantly, he was a phenomenally gifted piano player, and his smooth stride style always sounds fresh and vital. This jam-packed four-disc, 101-track box, the fifth multi-disc box in Ted Kendall's definitive and ongoing overview of the pianist's career, covers 1938 through 1940 and includes recording sessions Waller did in New York, London, and Chicago. Few performers in the history of jazz, or in the pop realm for that matter, have been able to combine such musical brilliance with such a steady, fun, and crowd-pleasing manner, traits that made Waller the prototypical entertainer. This is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Fats Waller was a vocalist, composer, even a comedian and satirist, but most importantly, he was a phenomenally gifted piano player, and his smooth stride style always sounds fresh and vital. This jam-packed four-disc, 101-track box, the fifth multi-disc box in Ted Kendall's definitive and ongoing overview of the pianist's career, covers 1938 through 1940 and includes recording sessions Waller did in New York, London, and Chicago. Few performers in the history of jazz, or in the pop realm for that matter, have been able to combine such musical brilliance with such a steady, fun, and crowd-pleasing manner, traits that made Waller the prototypical entertainer. This is joyous music, and there is a ton of it here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2008
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065904920
  • Catalog Number: 949
  • Sales rank: 67,393

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 There's Honey on the Moon Tonight - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:40)
  2. 2 If I Were You - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:00)
  3. 3 (Take Me Back To) The Wide Open Spaces - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:24)
  4. 4 On the Bumpy Road to Love - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:42)
  5. 5 Fair and Square - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:45)
  6. 6 We, The People - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:24)
  7. 7 Don't Try Your Jive on Me - Fats Waller His Rhythm & His Orchestra (3:25)
  8. 8 Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller His Rhythm & His Orchestra (3:03)
  9. 9 The Flat Foot Floogie - Fats Waller His Rhythm & His Orchestra (2:51)
  10. 10 Pent Up in a Penthouse - Fats Waller His Rhythm & His Orchestra (2:37)
  11. 11 Music, Maestro, Please - Fats Waller His Rhythm & His Orchestra (3:23)
  12. 12 A-Tisket, A-Tasket - Fats Waller His Rhythm & His Orchestra (2:39)
  13. 13 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (3:02)
  14. 14 All God's Chillun Got Wings (3:09)
  15. 15 Go Down Moses (2:58)
  16. 16 Deep River (2:57)
  17. 17 Water Boy (2:59)
  18. 18 Lonesome Road (2:48)
  19. 19 That Old Feeling (3:09)
  20. 20 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (3:20)
  21. 21 Two Sleepy People - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:08)
  22. 22 Shame! Shame! - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:41)
  23. 23 I'll Never Forgive Myself - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:53)
  24. 24 You Look Good to Me - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:15)
  25. 25 Tell Me with Your Kisses - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:16)
  26. 26 Yacht Club Swing - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:03)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Love, I'd Give My Life for You - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:19)
  2. 2 I Wish I Had You - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:47)
  3. 3 I'll Dance at Your Wedding - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:43)
  4. 4 Imagine My Surprise - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:37)
  5. 5 I Won't Believe It - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:00)
  6. 6 The Spider and the Fly - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:09)
  7. 7 Patty Cake, Patty Cake - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:19)
  8. 8 A Good Man Is Hard to Find - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:07)
  9. 9 You Outsmarted Yourself - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:49)
  10. 10 Last Night a Miracle Happened - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:37)
  11. 11 Good for Nothin' But Love - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:34)
  12. 12 Hold Tight - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:20)
  13. 13 Kiss Me with Your Eyes - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:12)
  14. 14 Sweet Sue - Gene Austin (2:54)
  15. 15 I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Gene Austin (2:44)
  16. 16 You Asked for It-You Got It - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:42)
  17. 17 Some Rainy Day - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:26)
  18. 18 'Tain't What You Do - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:54)
  19. 19 Got No Time - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:30)
  20. 20 Step Up and Shake My Hand - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:42)
  21. 21 Undecided - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:40)
  22. 22 Remember Who You're Promised To - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:32)
  23. 23 You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat It (2:43)
  24. 24 Not There, Right There (2:57)
  25. 25 Cottage in the Rain (3:06)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Piccadilly (1:52)
  2. 2 Chelsea (3:08)
  3. 3 Soho (3:04)
  4. 4 Bond Street (3:00)
  5. 5 Limehouse (3:26)
  6. 6 Whitechapel (3:22)
  7. 7 Smoke Dreams of You (3:02)
  8. 8 You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat It (3:23)
  9. 9 Honey Hush - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:20)
  10. 10 I Used to Love You - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:53)
  11. 11 Wait and See - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:11)
  12. 12 You Meet the Nicest People in Your Dreams - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:55)
  13. 13 Anita - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:17)
  14. 14 What a Pretty Miss - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:38)
  15. 15 Squeeze Me - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:12)
  16. 16 Bless You - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:22)
  17. 17 It's the Tune That Counts - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:07)
  18. 18 Abdullah - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:00)
  19. 19 Who'll Take My Place? - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:58)
  20. 20 Bond Street - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:18)
  21. 21 It's You Who Taught It to Me - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:45)
  22. 22 Suitcase Susie - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:49)
  23. 23 Your Feet's Too Big - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:08)
  24. 24 You're Lettin' the Grass Grow Under Your Feet - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:22)
  25. 25 Darktown Strutters' Ball - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:47)
  26. 26 I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:58)
Disc 4
  1. 1 I've Got a Crush on You (3:20)
  2. 2 Someone to Watch Over Me (3:02)
  3. 3 How Long Has This Been Going On? (3:28)
  4. 4 But Not for Me (3:14)
  5. 5 Swinga-Dilla Street - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:47)
  6. 6 At Twilight - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:24)
  7. 7 Oh! Frenchy - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:06)
  8. 8 Cheatin' on Me - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:15)
  9. 9 Black Maria - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:17)
  10. 10 Mighty Fine - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:05)
  11. 11 The Moon Is Low - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:10)
  12. 12 The Moon Is Low, Pt. 2 - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (2:53)
  13. 13 Ain't Misbehavin' (3:26)
  14. 14 I'll Never Forgive Myself (2:49)
  15. 15 You Look Good to Me (2:44)
  16. 16 Tell Me with You Kisses (3:16)
  17. 17 I'll Dance at Your Wedding (2:37)
  18. 18 A Good Man Is Hard to Find (3:00)
  19. 19 Good for Nothin' But Love (3:26)
  20. 20 Hold Tight (2:08)
  21. 21 Kiss Me with Your Eyes (3:07)
  22. 22 Remember Who You're Promised To (2:53)
  23. 23 Honey Hush (3:18)
  24. 24 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (3:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fats Waller Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Celeste, Vocals, Spoken Word
Eddie Condon Guitar
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone
Max Kaminsky Cornet
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Lee Wiley Vocals
Adelaide Hall Vocals
George Wettling Drums
Edmundo Ros Drums
Gene Austin Vocals
Herman Autrey Trumpet
George Chisholm Trombone
Alfie Kahn Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Una Mae Carlisle Vocals
Alan Ferguson Guitar
Eugene Sedric Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Albert Casey Guitar
Chauncey Graham Tenor Saxophone
Larry Hinton Drums
Max Lewin Drums
Ian Sheppard Violin, Tenor Saxophone
Hymie Schneider Drums
Dave Wilkins Trumpet
Wilmore Jones Drums
John Hamilton Trumpet
John Smith Guitar
Johnny Marks Drums
Technical Credits
Brad Gowans Arranger
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