Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 5

Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 5

by Fats WallerFats Waller


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Fats Waller was a vocalist, composer, even a comedian and satirist, but most importantly, he was a phenomenally gifted piano player, and his smooth stride style always sounds fresh and vital. This jam-packed four-disc, 101-track box, the fifth multi-disc box in Ted Kendall's definitive and ongoing overview of the pianist's career, covers 1938 through 1940 and includes recording sessions Waller did in New York, London, and Chicago. 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. This is joyous music, and there is a ton of it here.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2008
Label: Jsp Records
UPC: 0788065904920
catalogNumber: 949
Rank: 93499


Disc 1

  1. There's Honey on the Moon Tonight
  2. If I Were You
  3. (Take Me Back To) The Wide Open Spaces
  4. On the Bumpy Road to Love
  5. Fair and Square
  6. We, The People
  7. Don't Try Your Jive on Me
  8. Ain't Misbehavin'
  9. The Flat Foot Floogie
  10. Pent Up in a Penthouse
  11. Music, Maestro, Please
  12. A-Tisket, A-Tasket
  13. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  14. All God's Chillun Got Wings
  15. Go Down Moses
  16. Deep River
  17. Water Boy
  18. Lonesome Road
  19. That Old Feeling
  20. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  21. Two Sleepy People
  22. Shame! Shame!
  23. I'll Never Forgive Myself
  24. You Look Good to Me
  25. Tell Me with Your Kisses
  26. Yacht Club Swing

Disc 2

  1. Love, I'd Give My Life for You
  2. I Wish I Had You
  3. I'll Dance at Your Wedding
  4. Imagine My Surprise
  5. I Won't Believe It
  6. The Spider and the Fly
  7. Patty Cake, Patty Cake
  8. A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  9. You Outsmarted Yourself
  10. Last Night a Miracle Happened
  11. Good for Nothin' But Love
  12. Hold Tight
  13. Kiss Me with Your Eyes
  14. Sweet Sue
  15. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  16. You Asked for It-You Got It
  17. Some Rainy Day
  18. 'Tain't What You Do
  19. Got No Time
  20. Step Up and Shake My Hand
  21. Undecided
  22. Remember Who You're Promised To
  23. You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat It
  24. Not There, Right There
  25. Cottage in the Rain

Disc 3

  1. Piccadilly
  2. Chelsea
  3. Soho
  4. Bond Street
  5. Limehouse
  6. Whitechapel
  7. Smoke Dreams of You
  8. You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat It
  9. Honey Hush
  10. I Used to Love You
  11. Wait and See
  12. You Meet the Nicest People in Your Dreams
  13. Anita
  14. What a Pretty Miss
  15. Squeeze Me
  16. Bless You
  17. It's the Tune That Counts
  18. Abdullah
  19. Who'll Take My Place?
  20. Bond Street
  21. It's You Who Taught It to Me
  22. Suitcase Susie
  23. Your Feet's Too Big
  24. You're Lettin' the Grass Grow Under Your Feet
  25. Darktown Strutters' Ball
  26. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Disc 4

  1. I've Got a Crush on You
  2. Someone to Watch Over Me
  3. How Long Has This Been Going On?
  4. But Not for Me
  5. Swinga-Dilla Street
  6. At Twilight
  7. Oh! Frenchy
  8. Cheatin' on Me
  9. Black Maria
  10. Mighty Fine
  11. The Moon Is Low
  12. The Moon Is Low, Pt. 2
  13. Ain't Misbehavin'
  14. I'll Never Forgive Myself
  15. You Look Good to Me
  16. Tell Me with You Kisses
  17. I'll Dance at Your Wedding
  18. A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  19. Good for Nothin' But Love
  20. Hold Tight
  21. Kiss Me with Your Eyes
  22. Remember Who You're Promised To
  23. Honey Hush
  24. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fats Waller   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Celeste,Vocals,Spoken Word
Eddie Condon   Guitar
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Max Kaminsky   Cornet
Pee Wee Russell   Clarinet
Lee Wiley   Vocals
Adelaide Hall   Vocals
George Wettling   Drums
Edmundo Ros   Drums
Gene Austin   Vocals
Herman Autrey   Trumpet
George Chisholm   Trombone
Alfie Kahn   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Mae Carlisle   Vocals
Alan Ferguson   Guitar
Eugene Sedric   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Albert Casey   Guitar
Chauncey Graham   Tenor Saxophone
Larry Hinton   Drums
Max Lewin   Drums
Ian Sheppard   Violin,Tenor Saxophone
Hymie Schneider   Drums
Dave Wilkins   Trumpet
Wilmore Jones   Drums
John Hamilton   Trumpet
John Smith   Guitar
Johnny Marks   Drums

Technical Credits

Brad Gowans   Arranger

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