Fats Waller and His Buddies

Fats Waller and His Buddies

by Fats Waller


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Fats Waller and His Buddies

This CD has most of Fats Waller's best band recordings of the '20s, including eight selections by his "Buddies" (highlighted by "The Minor Drag" and "Harlem Fuss"), six (counting two alternate takes) from the Louisiana Sugar Babes (an odd quartet featuring Waller's organ and James P. Johnson's piano), and seven selections on which Waller sits in with cornetist Thomas Morris' Hot Babies in 1927. Surprisingly, other than his scat vocal on "Red Hot Dan," Fats Waller is heard strictly as a pianist but his talents were so giant as an instrumentalist that one never minds. With trombonists Charlie Irvis and Jack Teagarden and trumpeters Red Allen and Jabbo Smith among the strong supporting cast, the one word for this superior CD is hot.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/10/1992
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078636100524
catalogNumber: 61005

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fats Waller   Primary Artist,Piano,Pipe organ
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Eddie Condon   Banjo
James P. Johnson   Piano
Gene Krupa   Drums
Albert Nicholas   Alto Saxophone
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Vibes
Jabbo Smith   Cornet
Jimmy Archey   Trombone
Larry Binyon   Tenor Saxophone
Garvin Bushell   Clarinet,Bassoon,Alto Saxophone
Leonard Davis   Trumpet
Pops Foster   Bass
Arville Harris   Reeds
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Charlie Holmes   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Charlie Irvis   Trombone
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall   Drums
Morgan   Bass
Bobby Leecan   Guitar
Thomas Morris   Cornet
Charlie Gains   Trumpet
Will Johnson   Banjo
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone
Four Wanderers   Vocals
Eddie King   Drums

Technical Credits

Fats Waller   Composer
Gene Austin   Composer
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Richard Hadlock   Liner Notes
Orrin Keepnews   Reissue Producer
Thomas Morris   Composer
Jacqueline Murphy   Art Direction
Sam Bayer   Artwork
Sidney Easton   Composer
Tom Morris   Composer

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