Fats Waller & His Rhythm

Middle Years, Pt. 1: 1936-38

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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.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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feat: Fats Waller
02:58 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:47 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:55 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:31 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:44 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:41 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:33 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:49 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:37 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:44 Amazon
11
feat: Fats Waller
03:06 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:41 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:35 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:39 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:29 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:22 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:27 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:56 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:52 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:38 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:15 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:33 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:34 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:19 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:17 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
feat: Fats Waller
03:18 Amazon
2
feat: Fats Waller
03:10 Amazon
3
feat: Fats Waller
04:31 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:38 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:24 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:05 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:27 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
04:23 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:48 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:09 Amazon
11
feat: Fats Waller
03:29 Amazon
12
feat: Fats Waller
03:03 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:18 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:36 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:48 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:56 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:02 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:47 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:15 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:04 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:26 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:50 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
feat: Fats Waller
03:18 Amazon
2
feat: Fats Waller
03:26 Amazon
3
feat: Fats Waller
03:12 Amazon
4
feat: Fats Waller
03:07 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:09 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:07 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:32 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:27 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:58 Amazon
10
feat: Fats Waller
02:40 Amazon
11
feat: Fats Waller
03:11 Amazon
12
feat: Fats Waller
02:48 Amazon
13
feat: Fats Waller
02:55 Amazon
14
feat: Fats Waller
02:43 Amazon
15
feat: Fats Waller
02:39 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:21 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:49 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:00 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:28 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:23 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:05 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
02:58 Amazon
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feat: Fats Waller
03:08 Amazon
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