Fats Waller

1935

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One of several Classics discs chronicling Waller's vast amount of Bluebird combo sides from the '30s and '40s, this roundup of some of the pianist's 1935 offerings includes many fine cuts but doesn't quite rank with the maestro's best work. Featuring Waller's longstanding Fats Waller & His Rhythm band, the 22 numbers may not include any original material, but there is still more than enough in the way of indelible performances. This is especially true for a wonderful "Lulu's Back in Town," the Coots and Gillespie rarity "Whose Honey Are You?," and "Rosetta." An enjoyable if non-essential Waller collection.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:59
2 2:29
3 3:28
4 3:02
5 2:56
6 2:41
7 3:14
8 3:07
9 2:49
10 3:07
11 2:48
12 2:48
13
2:59
14 2:35
15 2:38
16 3:28
17 3:08
18 3:18
19 3:31
20 2:40
21 3:07
22 3:10
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