Middle Years, Pt. 1: 1936-38

Middle Years, Pt. 1: 1936-38

by Fats Waller & His Rhythm


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Middle Years, Pt. 1: 1936-38

Part of Bluebird's very admirable reissue of all of Fats Waller's 1934-42 Victor recordings, this three-CD set has the pianist-vocalist's 70 studio performances from a busy 16-month period. Most selections are with his sextet that generally includes trumpeter Herman Autrey, Gene Sedric on clarinet and tenor, and guitarist Al Casey plus there are eight songs with Fats' occasional big band in 1938. Among the many highpoints are "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry," "Nero," "Beat It Out," "The Joint Is Jumpin'" (the original hit record), "The Sheik Of Araby" and instrumental versions of "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Blue, Turning Grey Over You." Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/27/1992
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078636608327
catalogNumber: 66083


Disc 1

  1. Havin'a Ball
  2. I'm Sorry I Made You Cry
  3. Who's Afraid of Love?
  4. Please Keep Me in Your Dreams
  5. One in a Million
  6. Nero
  7. You're Laughing at Me
  8. I Can't Break the Habit of You
  9. Did Anyone Ever Tell You?
  10. When Love Is Young
  11. The Meanest Thing You Ever Did Was Kiss Me
  12. Cryin' Mood
  13. Where Is the Sun?
  14. Old Plantation
  15. To a Sweet Pretty Thing
  16. You've Been Reading My Mail
  17. Spring Cleaning
  18. You Showed Me the Way
  19. You Showed Me the Way
  20. Boo-Hoo
  21. The Love Bug Will Bite You (If You Don't Watch Out)
  22. San Anton'
  23. San Anton'
  24. I've Got a New Lease on Love
  25. I've Got a New Lease on Love

Disc 2

  1. Sweet Heartache
  2. Sweet Heartache
  3. Honeysuckle Rose
  4. Smarty (You Know It All)
  5. Don't You Know or Don't You Care
  6. Lost Love
  7. I'm Gonna Put You in Your Place
  8. Blue, Turning Grey Over You
  9. You've Got Me Under Your Thumb
  10. Beat It Out
  11. Our Love Was Meant to Be
  12. I'd Rather Call You Baby
  13. I'm Always in the Mood for You
  14. She's Tall, She's Tan, She's Terrific
  15. You're My Dish
  16. More Power to You
  17. How Can I (With You in My Heart?)
  18. The Joint Is Jumpin'
  19. A Hopeless Love Affair
  20. What Will I Do in the Morning?
  21. How Ya, Baby
  22. Jealous of Me

Disc 3

  1. Every Day's a Holiday
  2. Neglected
  3. My Window Faces the South
  4. Am I in Another World?
  5. Why Do Hawaiians Sing Aloha?
  6. My First Impression of You
  7. On the Sunny Side of the Street
  8. Georgia on My Mind
  9. Something Tells Me
  10. I Love to Whistle
  11. You Went to My Head
  12. Florida Flo
  13. Lost and Found
  14. Don't Try to Cry Your Way Back to Me
  15. Marie
  16. In the Gloaming
  17. You Had an Ev'ning to Spare
  18. Let's Break the Good News
  19. Skrontch
  20. I Simply Adore You
  21. The Sheik of Araby
  22. Hold My Hand
  23. Inside

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fats Waller & His Rhythm   Primary Artist
Casey   Guitar
Fats Waller   Guitar,Piano,Celeste,Vocals
Herman Autrey   Trumpet
Ceele Burke   Guitar
Paul Campbell   Trumpet
John Haughton   Trombone
Slick Jones   Drums
Morgan   Bass
Jimmy Powell   Saxophone
Caughey Roberts   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
George Robinson   Trombone
Gene Sedric   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Charles Turner   Bass
Lee Young   Drums
William Alsop   Saxophone
Nathaniel Williams   Trumpet
John "Bugs" Hamilton   Trumpet
Peggy Dade   Vocals
Alfred Skerritt   Saxophone
Lonnie Simmons   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Loren Schoenberg   Liner Notes
Fats Waller   Composer
David   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Joe Davis   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
J.C. Johnson   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Reissue Producer
Norman Moore   Art Direction
Carmen Lombardo   Composer
Ria Lewerke   Art Direction
Nancy Stahl   Artwork
J.C. Jones   Composer
Alex Hill   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Paul Denniker   Composer
John Jacob Loeb   Composer
Ned Wever   Composer
Howard Johnson   Composer
Barry Trivers   Composer
Redmond   Composer
N. J. Clesi   Composer
Lee David   Composer
Paul Mann   Composer

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