Fats Waller

1940-1941

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Cut just few years prior to Waller's untimely death, these Bluebird sides find the irrepressible pianist and singer on yet another of the many combo dates which featured his rhythm band. Full of his usual wit and vigor, Waller dominates the program with a mix of his usual zingers ("All That Meat and No Potatoes") and some well-worn standards ("Everybody Loves My Baby"). With Waller in fine form on both the vocal and piano end of things, top-notch contributions by rhythm soloists Gene Sedric, Al Casey, and John "Bugs" Hamilton add some unexpected delights. Even with a generous 23 tracks to get through, the going is never less than enjoyable.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:19 SpotifyAmazon
2 3:30 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:48 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:54 SpotifyAmazon
5 3:15 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:58 SpotifyAmazon
7 3:23 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:39 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:40 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:27 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:40 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:01 SpotifyAmazon
13
3:27 SpotifyAmazon
14 3:01 SpotifyAmazon
15 3:10 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:40 SpotifyAmazon
17 3:25 SpotifyAmazon
18 3:16 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:59 SpotifyAmazon
20 3:16 SpotifyAmazon
21 3:25 SpotifyAmazon
22 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
23 2:58 SpotifyAmazon
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