Fats Waller

Fats Waller

Real Name:
Thomas Wright Waller
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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 (bronchial pneumonia).
One of the most popular jazz 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 on October 1922 in Race Records 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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Fats Waller Discography

Albums

Fats Waller Waller On The Ivories (Album, Single) Victor US 1943 Sell This Version
Fats Waller "Fats" Waller Favorites (Comp, Album, EP) Victor US 1944 Sell This Version
Fats Waller Rediscovered Solos (Comp) Riverside Records US 1953 Sell This Version
RLP 1021 Fats Waller The Amazing Mr. Waller (Vol. 1: Fats At The Organ)(10") Riverside Records RLP 1021 US 1953 Sell This Version
RLP 1022 Fats Waller The Amazing Mr. Waller (Vol. 2: Jivin' With Fats)(10") Riverside Records RLP 1022 US 1953 Sell This Version
FFLP 1010 Ⓢ Fats Waller "Fats" Waller And His Rhythm(10", Mono) La Voix De Son Maître FFLP 1010 Ⓢ France 1953 Sell This Version
DLP1056 'Fats' Waller* Rhythm And Romance(10") His Master's Voice DLP1056 UK 1954 Sell This Version
AL 3522, AL.3522 Fats Waller Jivin' With Fats(10", Album, Mono) London Records, London Records AL 3522, AL.3522 UK 1954 Sell This Version
Fats Waller Rediscovered Early Solos (Comp, Album) Riverside Records US 1955 Sell This Version
Fats Waller Vol. 4 (Comp) RCA Victor France 1965 Sell This Version
22 + 23 Thomas 'Fats' Waller* Thomas 'Fats' Waller(2xLP) Ristic Records 22 + 23 1965 Sell This Version
Fats Waller On The Air Ariston Records Italy 1970 Sell This Version
Fats Waller Hitherto Unpublished Piano, Vocal And Conversation (Volume 1) RCA Victor France 1971 Sell This Version
Fats Waller "Inedits" (Album, Comp) Vogue France 1973 Sell This Version
SR 10057 Fats Waller The Undiscovered Fats Waller(12", Album) Stanyan Record Co. SR 10057 US 1973 Sell This Version
Fats Waller Last Testament 1943 Alamac Record Company France 1974 Sell This Version
ESP 155 517 Fats Waller Au Piano & A L'Orgue Hammond(LP) Disques Espérance ESP 155 517 France 1975 Sell This Version
FS 319 Fats Waller Fats Waller Plays Fats Waller(LP, Mono) Everest Records Archive Of Folk & Jazz Music FS 319 US 1976 Sell This Version
Fats Waller Ain't Misbehavin': The New Fats Waller Musical Show (Album) RCA Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Fats Waller, Jane Harvey Fats Waller, Jane Harvey - You Fats... Me Jane (Album) Classic Jazz US 1978 Sell This Version
FS 337 Fats Waller Ain't Misbehavin'(LP) Everest Records Archive Of Folk & Jazz Music FS 337 US 1978 Sell This Version
(S) 4365 Louis Armstrong With Jack Teagarden And Fats Waller Louis Armstrong With Jack Teagarden And Fats Waller - Mostly Blues = Mayormente Blues(LP, Album) Discophon (S) 4365 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
DE 601 "Fats" Waller* Fine Arabian Stuff(LP, Album) Deluxe Records (8) DE 601 US 1979 Sell This Version
Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson And Fats Waller Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson And Fats Waller - Stormy Weather Sandy Hook Records US 1976 Sell This Version
Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jack Teagarden, Bud Freeman, Albert Casey*, George Wettling Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jack Teagarden, Bud Freeman, Albert Casey*, George Wettling - Pops Phoenix 10 US 1980 Sell This Version