Fats Waller At The Piano (Bluebird's Best Series)
- Released: May 21, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Sony Music MOD
- $1.29 on iTunes1.Ain't Misbehavin'
- $1.29 on iTunes2.Smashing Thirds
- $1.29 on iTunes3.Don't Let It Bother You
- $1.29 on iTunes4.Honeysuckle Rose
- $1.29 on iTunes5.A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid
- $1.29 on iTunes6.Rosetta
- $1.29 on iTunes7.Sweet and Slow
- $1.29 on iTunes8.Keepin' Out of Mischief Now
- $1.29 on iTunes9.Willow Tree
- $1.29 on iTunes10.The Jitterbug Waltz
- $1.29 on iTunes11.Your Feet's Too Big
- $1.29 on iTunes12.Squeeze Me
- $1.29 on iTunes13.Then I'll Be Tired of You
- $1.29 on iTunes14.Mandy
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Personnel: Fats Waller (vocals, piano); Garvin Bushell (alto saxophone, clarinet); Gene Sedric (tenor saxophone); Herman Autry, Jabbo Smith, John Hamilton (trumpet); Slim Moore (trombone); Gene Porter, Ben Whitted, Rudy Powell (clarinet); James P. Johnson (piano); Al Casey (guitar); Billy Taylor Sr. (bass); Zutty Singleton, Harry Dial (drums); Benny Carter, James P. Johnson.
Compilation producers: Doug Ramsey, Ben Young.
Recorded between 1929 & 1943. Includes liner notes by Doug Ramsey.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of Bluebird Records "Bluebird's Best" series.
Personnel: Fats Waller (vocals, piano, celesta, organ); Harry Dial's Blusicians (spoken vocals, drums); Al Casey (guitar); Garvin Bushell (clarinet, alto saxophone); Gene Sedric (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Gene Porter, Ben Whitted, Rudy Powell (clarinet); John "Bugs" Hamilton , Herman Autrey, Jabbo Smith (trumpet); Slim Moore (trombone); James P. Johnson & His Orchestra (piano); Slick Jones (vibraphone, drums); Zutty Singleton (drums).
Recording information: Camden, NJ (03/27/1928-03/16/1942); New York, NY (03/27/1928-03/16/1942).
This best of collects a variety of vocal and instrumental recordings from throughout the brilliant jazz pianist's career, from 1929's sprightly solo piano "Smashing Thirds," to 1942's gorgeously delicate "Jitterbug Waltz," performed on organ with a big band accompaniment. It also includes numerous examples of Waller's unique vocal style, like the gently swinging "Your Feet's Too Big," and his tribute to his mentor, James P. Johnson, on Johnson's "A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid."
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