Fats Waller
The Very Best of Fats Waller [Collectors' Choice]
Complete Victor Piano Solos
Cab Calloway

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Jive, a slang word meaning nonsense, also became associated with a type of vocalizing popularized by Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Slim Gaillard, Leo Watson and Harry "The Hipster" Gibson, among others, in the 1930s and '40s. Connected musically to swing, jive featured its singers making up nonsense syllables and humorous words, some of which were adopted by the youth of the swing era.

Jive Artists Highlights

Fats Waller
Fats Waller
Cab Calloway
Cab Calloway

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Jive Album Highlights

The Very Best of Fats Waller [Collectors' Choice]
Fats Waller
The Very Best of Fats ...
Complete Victor Piano Solos
Fats Waller
Complete Victor Piano Solos
With His American Friends
Django Reinhardt
With His American Friends
Fats Waller and His Buddies
Fats Waller
Fats Waller and His Buddies
Are You Hep to the Jive?
Cab Calloway
Are You Hep to the Jive?
Turn on the Heat: The Fats Waller Piano Solos
Fats Waller
Turn on the Heat: The Fats ...

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Jive Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter Herman Autrey / Al Casey / Harry Dial / Rudy Powell / Charles Turner / Fats Waller
Low Cotton Django Reinhardt / Rex Stewart
The Minor Drag Fats Waller
Chant of the Jungle Cab Calloway
Viper's Drag Fats Waller
He Beeped When He Should Have Bopped Dizzy Gillespie / Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra
Functionizin'
Fats Waller & His Rhythm
Body and Soul Eddie Jefferson
'Taint Nobody's Bus'ness If I Do
Sara Martin / Fats Waller
Floatin' Down to Cotton Town
Fats Waller & His Rhythm

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