Fats Waller

Fats Waller Sings

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Fats Waller was a phenomenally gifted piano player, and his smooth stride style always sounds fresh and vital. This set of two-dozen sides recorded between 1939 and 1941 shows off another side of Waller's immense talent-he was also a pretty fair singer, with an easy, comfortable style. Few performers in the history of jazz, or in the pop realm for that matter, have been able to combine such musical brilliance with such a steady, fun, and crowd-pleasing manner, traits that made Waller the prototypical entertainer. Oh, and there's plenty of piano going on here, too.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:52
2 2:43
3 2:58
4
3:30
5 3:14
6 2:46
7 3:04
8 3:17
9 2:44
10 2:48
11 2:47
12 2:51
13 3:08
14 3:04
15 3:11
16 3:01
17 2:47
18 3:12
19 3:21
20 3:04
21 2:59
22
2:49
23 3:05
24 2:55
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