Label: RCA - COF. 1 • Format: 10x, Vinyl LP, Compilation Box Set Compilation • Country: France • Genre: Jazz •
For decades Fats Waller 's recorded legacy has found its way into the lives of jazz heads and regular folks throughout the world, most often in piecemeal fashion through "best-of" collections that fixate upon his most popular recordings from the s and early '40s, or in mammoth "complete editions" inevitably peppered with gaps and flaws.
Spread across four compact discs, one-hundred vintage tracks map nearly every single recording session that Waller participated in between October 21, and June 18, Sound is good throughout, and some of the early pressings sound much better than they did when reissued by the Classics label.
This comes very close to being the best early Fats Waller reissue project the world has ever seen. Beginning with his first two piano solos, JSP traces young Waller 's When Im Alone - Fats Waller - Complete Recordings Vol. 1 To 10 (1926-1936) with almost unprecedented thoroughness, following him from date to date as he accompanies vocalists most notably Alberta Hunter and Rosa Henderson and comedians Clarence Williams and Clarence Todd ; sits in with bands led by Fletcher HendersonThomas Morris, Jimmy Johnson and Johnny Dunn; convenes with Johnson, cornetist Jabbo Smith and multi-reed man Garvin Bushell to make chamber jazz records under the name of the Louisiana Sugar Babesand establishes himself as the world's very first jazz organist.
The rarest material presented here is so uncommon that even lifelong Wallerites might never have caught it before; on May 17,Waller played organ behind four sermons viscerally delivered by the Rev.
These recordings pick up where Waller and church ladies Alta Browne and Bertha Powell left off with their solemn little pair of sacred songs recorded for You Tell Me - Johnny Cash - Greatest! in April JSP's phenomenal early Waller anthology is outstanding and utterly essential.
How or why these tracks didn't make it onto this otherwise stunningly complete overview of early Fats Waller is anybody's guess. All that's needed now is for someone to issue every known player piano roll by WallerLuckey Roberts and James P. The rolls need to be played When Im Alone - Fats Waller - Complete Recordings Vol.
1 To 10 (1926-1936) using the Yamaha Disklavier, a high-tech instrument that was employed to rescue Jelly Roll Morton 's piano rolls from oblivion. When this occurs, humanity will at last have taken decisive steps towards paying worthy homage to the Harlem pianists whose music played a decisive role in the rapid evolution of jazz and popular music during the first half of the 20th century.
Muscle Shoals Blues. Fats Waller. Birmingham Blues. Mama's Got the Blues. Last Go Round Blues. Stingaree Blues. Sister Kate. Trixie Blues. Squabbling Blues. In Harlem's Aletheia II - Gruppe 9 5 - Truth. West Indies Blues.
Maybe Someday. You Get Mad. What's the Matter Now? Nobody Knows de Trouble I See. Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray. Mama's Losin' a Mighty Good Chance. The Henderson Stomp.
The Chant. Track Listing - Disc 2. St Louis Blues. Lenox Avenue Blues. Shut Your Mouth. Soothin' Syrup Stomp. Sloppy Water Blues. Loveless Love. Messin' Around with the Blues. The Rusty Pail. Stompin' the Bug. Hog-Maw Stomp. Blue Black Bottom Stomp. Whiteman Stomp. I'm Coming Virginia. Preach the Word. True Friendship. The Christians' Trouble Is Ended. Beale Street Blues. I'm Going to See My Ma.
Savannah Blues. Track Listing - Disc 3. Won't You Take Me Home. I've Got the Joogie Blues. Gone But Not Forgotten. You Live on in Memory. Bye-Bye Florence. He's Gone Away. I Ain't Got Nobody. The Digah's Stomp. Red Hot Dan. Please Take Me out of Jail. Back in Your Own Back Yard. What's the Use of Being Alone? Original Blues. Willow Tree. Thou Swell. Persian Rug. Chicago Blues.
Mournful Tho'ts. Track Listing - Disc 4. Sloppy Water. Fats Waller feat: Sara Martin. Fats Waller feat: Alberta Hunter. Fats Waller feat: Anna Jones. Fats Waller feat: Porter Grainger. Fats Waller feat: Hazel Meyers. Fats Waller feat: Caroline Johnson.
Fats Waller feat: Clarence Williams. Fats Waller feat: Rev. Fats Waller feat: Morris's Hot Babies.
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