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His Best Recordings 1928-1942
     

His Best Recordings 1928-1942

by Fats Waller
 
It would be difficult to put all of Fats Waller's best recordings in anything but a time capsule, let alone a single CD. This collection does offer 22 choice classics, and for many, that should be good enough. Various selections in different settings are here, including seven solo piano tracks, 11 from Fats Waller & His Rhythm, and a taste of other small groups. The

Overview

It would be difficult to put all of Fats Waller's best recordings in anything but a time capsule, let alone a single CD. This collection does offer 22 choice classics, and for many, that should be good enough. Various selections in different settings are here, including seven solo piano tracks, 11 from Fats Waller & His Rhythm, and a taste of other small groups. The solo tracks include evergreens "Handful of Keys," "Ain't Misbehavin'," and "Allligator Crawl," while his vaunted Rhythm serve up the always hilarious "The Joint Is Jumpin," "Your Feet's Too Big," and "Jitterbug Waltz." The much more comprehensive French RCA Black & White and Bluebird sessions are prime purchase targets for Waller's fans, but this collection will fill the bill in the interim.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/1996
Label:
Best Of Jazz
UPC:
3307518400627
catalogNumber:
4006

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fats Waller   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Vocals,Pipe organ,Soloist
Casey   Guitar
Bill Coleman   Trumpet
Eddie Condon   Banjo
James P. Johnson   Piano
Jabbo Smith   Cornet
Herman Autrey   Trumpet
Arnold Boling   Drums
Garvin Bushell   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bob Carroll   Tenor Saxophone
Jackie Fields   Alto Saxophone
Arville Harris   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Irvis   Trombone
George James   Alto Saxophone
Wilmore Slick Jones   Drums
Mezz Mezzrow   Clarinet
Floyd O'Brien   Trombone
Rudy Powell   Clarinet
Gene Sedric   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
John Smith   Guitar
Charles Turner   Bass
George Wilson   Trombone
Harry Dial   Drums,Vibes
Arthur Trappier   Drums
Cedric Wallace   Bass
Fats Waller & His Rhythm   Track Performer
Billy Taylor   Bass
Nathaniel Williams   Trumpet
John "Bugs" Hamilton   Trumpet
Joe Thomas   Trumpet
Charlie Gaines   Trumpet
Harry Dial's Blusicians   Drums,Vibes
Albert Casey   Guitar
Herb Flemming   Trombone

Technical Credits

Fats Waller   Arranger
Preston Love   Contributor
Jerry Valburn   Contributor
Graham Colombe   Liner Notes
Kurt Mohr   Contributor
Gilles Petard   Producer,Reissue Producer
Robert Hilbert   Contributor
Johnny Simmen   Contributor
Fred Fisher   Composer
Ada Benson   Composer

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