Fats Waller

Thomas Wright Waller

Also known as "Fats", "Fats" Waller, "Fats" Waller And His Rhythm, 'Fats' Waller, 'Fats' Waller Piano Solo, ファッツ・ウォーラー, »Fats« Waller, Т. Вэллер, Т. Уоллер, Ф. Уальер, Ф. Уоллэр, Фэтс Уоллер, F. T. Waller, F. Waler, F. Waller, F.Waller, Fats Waller & His Piano, Fats Waller And His Rhythm Piano, T Waller, T, Waller, T. "Fat"s Waller, T. "Fats" Waller, T. F. Waller, T. Fats Waller, T. W. Waller, T. Waller, T.F. Waller, Th. Waller, Thomas "Fats" Walle, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Thomas "Fats" Waller & His Rhythm, Thomas "Fats" Walter, Thomas "Fats" Woller, Thomas ''Fats'' Waller, Thomas 'Fats' Waller, Thomas 'Fats' Waller Pipe Organ Solo, Thomas 'Fats' Waller Singing To His Hot Piano, Thomas ("Fats") Waller, Thomas (Fats) Waller, Thomas “Fats” Waller & His Hot Piano, Thomas „Fats” Waller, Thomas «Fats» Waller, Thomas »Fats« Waller, Thomas Fats Waller, Thomas Waller, Thomas Waller Piano Solo, Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller, Thomas Wright "Fats"Waller, Thomas Wright 'Fats' Waller, Wailer, Waler, Walker, Wallace, Wallar, Wallen, Waller, Weller
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Discography of Fats Waller:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 'Ain't Misbehavin' 25 Audio Tring International PLC
2 The Real Fats Waller 12 Audio 1959 RCA Camden
3 You Rascal You! 18 Audio 1986 ASV
4 At The Organ (1926-1939) / Blues And Spirituals 23 Audio 1991 Music Memoria
5 16 Top Tracks 16 Audio 1988 BMG UK & Ireland
6 That Ain't Right / Doll House Boogie 2 Audio V Disc
7 Viper's Drag / Handful Of Keys 2 Audio Victor
8 African Ripples 16 Audio 1981 RCA
9 The Centennial Collection 26 Audio 2004
10 Vol.3 (Collection Jazz Classics N°13) 6 Audio 1965 RCA Victor
11 The Quintessence . New York Camden Los Angeles 1929 - 1943 36 Audio 1994 Frémeaux & Associés
12 The Fats Waller Collection - 20 Golden Greats 20 Audio 1986 Deja Vu
13 ...Misbehavin' 24 Audio 1997 Camden
14 "Fats" In London - 1938-1939 22 Audio EMI
15 The Amazing Mr. Waller 16 Audio Riverside Records
16 Fats Waller 12 Audio 2003 Forever Gold
17 I Grandi Del Jazz 14 Audio 1981 Fabbri Editori
18 Blues Café Presents Fats Waller - Mandy 18 Audio 2002 Galaxy Music
19 Complete Recordings Vol. 1 To 10 (1926-1936) 168 Audio RCA
20 "Fats" Waller 4 Audio 1957
21 Stormy Weather 10 Audio Sandy Hook
22 Fats Waller Plays Fats Waller 10 Audio 1976 Archive Of Folk & Jazz Music
23 Ain't Misbehavin': 25 Greatest Hits 25 Audio 1995
24 The Best Of The War Years 16 Audio 2002 Stardust Records
25 (1929) Volume 4 15 Audio 1973 RCA
26 Ain't Misbehavin': The New Fats Waller Musical Show 34 Audio 1978 RCA Red Seal
27 Ultimate Collection 24 Audio 1999-03-01 Prism Leisure
28 Rockin' Chair / Georgia On My Mind 2 Audio Victor
29 20 Golden Pieces Of 20 Audio 1978 Bulldog Recordings
30 Fractious Fingering 16 Audio 1977
31 The Immortal Fats 16 Audio World Record Club
32 Portrait Of Fats Waller 18 Audio 1996 Penny
33 Piano Masterworks Vol. 1 24 Audio 1989 EPM Musique
34 Fats Waller 14 Audio 1984 Giants Of Jazz
35 Ain't Misbehavin' 10 Audio 1965 Music For Pleasure
36 The Vocal Fats Waller 16 Audio 1972 RCA Victor
37 Deluxe Collector's Edition 20 Audio 1995 Deja Vu
38 Hitherto Unpublished Piano, Vocal And Conversation (Volume 2) 26 Audio 1973 RCA
39 Viper's Drag / Alligator Crawl 2 Audio His Master's Voice
40 Fats Waller 1934-1935 22 Audio 1993 Classics Records
41 The Indispensable Fats Waller - Volumes 1/2 (1926-1935) 32 Audio 1982 RCA
42 Sings And Swings 9 Audio 1978 RCA Camden
43 St. Louis Blues / After You've Gone 2 Audio 1936 His Master's Voice
44 Handful Of Keys 16 Audio 1969 RCA
45 Fats Waller And His Rhythm (1937) Volume 12 16 Audio RCA
46 Fats Waller Memorial Album 13 Audio 1965 Encore!
47 Fats At The Organ 14 Audio 1981
48 "Fats" Plays "Fats" 4 Audio 1955 His Master's Voice
49 All That Jazz 22 Audio 1975 DJM Records (2)
50 Music Maestro Please 20 Audio 1990 Jazz Collection


American jazz pianist, organist, composer and comedic entertainer (born 21 May 1904 in Harlem, New York, USA - died 15 December 1943 in a Santa-Fé-Express near Kansas City, Missouri, USA (pneumonia).

One of the most popular performers of his era.

Thomas Wright Waller was the youngest of four children born to Adaline Locket Waller and the Reverend Edward Martin Waller. He started playing the piano when he was six and graduated to the organ of his father's church four years later. At the age of fourteen he was playing the organ at Harlem's Lincoln Theater and within twelve months he had composed his first rag. Waller's first piano solos ("Muscle Shoals Blues" and "Birmingham Blues") were recorded in October 1922 when he was 18 years old.

He was the prize pupil, and later friend and colleague, of stride pianist James P. Johnson. Fats Waller was the son of a preacher and learned to play the organ in church with his mother. Overcoming opposition from his clergyman father, Waller became a professional pianist at 15, working in cabarets and theaters. In 1918 he won a talent contest playing Johnson's "Carolina Shout", a song he learned from watching a player piano play it.

Waller contracted pneumonia and died on a cross country train trip near Kansas City, Missouri on December 15, 1943, after making a final recording session with an interracial group in Detroit that included white trumpeter Don Hirleman. He was on his way back to Hollywood for more film work, after the smash success of "Stormy Weather". Coincidentally, as the train with the body of Waller stopped in Kansas City, so stopped a train with his dear friend Louis Armstrong on board.


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