Definitive Fats Waller, Vols. 1 & 2

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Originally released as two separate volumes, The Definitive Fats Waller, Vol. 1 & 2 collects a total of 61 performances Waller had originally recorded during two extensive sessions of radio transcriptions in 1935 and 1939. These peformances were intended to to fill time between radio shows. He is accompanied by his rhythm on about half of the songs featured on the first volume and performs solo on the majority of the remaining songs featured here. Overall, this is a pleasant collection that's rather fun and lively. It shouldn't be treated as a definitive Waller collection by any means, but it should entertain anyone who considers themselves a fan of this popular ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Originally released as two separate volumes, The Definitive Fats Waller, Vol. 1 & 2 collects a total of 61 performances Waller had originally recorded during two extensive sessions of radio transcriptions in 1935 and 1939. These peformances were intended to to fill time between radio shows. He is accompanied by his rhythm on about half of the songs featured on the first volume and performs solo on the majority of the remaining songs featured here. Overall, this is a pleasant collection that's rather fun and lively. It shouldn't be treated as a definitive Waller collection by any means, but it should entertain anyone who considers themselves a fan of this popular pianist/singer/composer. Above all though, it's nice to see these two often hard to find volumes compiled.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1996
  • Label: JAZZ CLASSICS
  • UPC: 604997500422
  • Catalog Number: 5004

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Baby Brown (1:23)
  2. 2 The Viper's Drag (2:25)
  3. 3 How Can You Face Me? (1:50)
  4. 4 Down Home Blues (2:01)
  5. 5 Dinah (1:55)
  6. 6 Handful of Keys (1:41)
  7. 7 Solitude (3:09)
  8. 8 The Moon Is Low - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (3:01)
  9. 9 The Moon Is Low (3:03)
  10. 10 The Sheik of Araby (2:52)
  11. 11 E Flat Blues (0:56)
  12. 12 E Flat Blues (3:18)
  13. 13 Honeysuckle Rose (2:34)
  14. 14 Honeysuckle Rose (3:21)
  15. 15 Ain't Misbehavin' (3:35)
  16. 16 Sweet Sue, Just You (2:31)
  17. 17 Nagasaki (Breakdown) (0:06)
  18. 18 Nagasaki (2:29)
  19. 19 I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (And My Baby's Crazy 'Bout Me) (0:22)
  20. 20 I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (And My Baby's Crazy 'Bout Me) (2:51)
  21. 21 The Spider and the Fly (2:40)
  22. 22 Lonesome Me (3:58)
  23. 23 After You've Gone (3:25)
  24. 24 After You've Gone (3:07)
  25. 25 Dinah (0:47)
  26. 26 Poor Butterfly (3:36)
  27. 27 St. Louis Blues (2:54)
  28. 28 Hallelujah (3:11)
  29. 29 Tea for Two (4:06)
  30. 30 A Handful of Keys (2:49)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (And My Baby's Crazy 'Bout Me) (2:13)
  2. 2 Tea for Two (3:10)
  3. 3 Believe It, Beloved (2:07)
  4. 4 Sweet Sue, Just You (2:09)
  5. 5 Somebody Stole My Gal (2:17)
  6. 6 Honeysuckle Rose (3:09)
  7. 7 Night Wind (3:16)
  8. 8 African Ripples (2:07)
  9. 9 Because of Once Upon a Time (1:41)
  10. 10 Where Were You on the Night of June the Third? (2:01)
  11. 11 Clothes Line Ballet (2:36)
  12. 12 Don't Let It Bother You (1:19)
  13. 13 E Flat Blues (2:32)
  14. 14 Alligator Crawl (2:18)
  15. 15 Zonky (1:45)
  16. 16 Hallelujah (2:09)
  17. 17 Do Me a Favor (1:50)
  18. 18 California, Here I Come (2:36)
  19. 19 I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling (2:50)
  20. 20 My Fate Is in Your Hands (1:01)
  21. 21 Ain't Misbehavin' (2:36)
  22. 22 You're the Top (2:24)
  23. 23 Blue Turning Grey Over You (1:17)
  24. 24 Russian Fantasy (2:20)
  25. 25 I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (And My Baby's Crazy 'Bout Me) (2:23)
  26. 26 Truckin' (1:55)
  27. 27 You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat It Too (2:41)
  28. 28 Not There, Right There (2:56)
  29. 29 Theme and Introduction (2:06)
  30. 30 Hallelujah (1:40)
  31. 31 By the Light of the Silvery Moon (2:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fats Waller Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Vocals
Slick Jones Drums
Rudy Powell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Johnny Marks Drums
Technical Credits
Al Jolson Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Nacio Herb Brown Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Arthur Freed Composer
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
J.C. Johnson Composer
Dan Morgenstern Liner Notes
George Whiting Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Joseph Meyer Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Joe Young Composer
Alex Hill Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Lew Pollack Composer
Bob Rothberg Composer
Nat Schwartz Composer
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