Turn on the Heat: The Fats Waller Piano Solos

Fats Waller

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Turn on the Heat: The Fats Waller Piano Solos Review

by Scott Yanow

With the exception of a third take of "I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling" and his two earliest records from 1922, all of Fats Waller's recorded piano solos are on this superior double-CD set. Over half of these recordings are from 1929, but fortunately he also cut three sessions of piano solos after he became much more famous as a comedy personality with his Rhythm sides. Highlights include the virtuosic "Handful of Keys," the earliest version of "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Clothes Line Ballet," "I Ain't Got Nobody," and "Honeysuckle Rose." A special bonus is a pair of piano duets with Bennie Payne ("St. Louis Blues" and "After You've Gone"). Classic music.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Fats Waller 02:52 SpotifyAmazon
2 Fats Waller 02:47 SpotifyAmazon
3 Fats Waller 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
4 Fats Waller 03:02 SpotifyAmazon
5 Fats Waller 03:01 SpotifyAmazon
6 Fats Waller 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
7 Fats Waller 02:59 SpotifyAmazon
8 Fats Waller 02:47 SpotifyAmazon
9 Fats Waller 02:39 SpotifyAmazon
10 Fats Waller 02:54 SpotifyAmazon
11 Fats Waller 02:54 SpotifyAmazon
12 Fats Waller 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
13 Fats Waller 03:23 SpotifyAmazon
14 Fats Waller 03:25 SpotifyAmazon
15 Fats Waller 03:19 SpotifyAmazon
16 Fats Waller 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
17 Fats Waller 03:17 SpotifyAmazon
18 Fats Waller 03:17 SpotifyAmazon
19 Fats Waller 03:11 SpotifyAmazon
20 Fats Waller 03:00 SpotifyAmazon
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