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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.

Thomas "Fats" Waller was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
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Fats Waller - The Stardust Road illustration d'album Various Stardust Various - The Stardust Road RCA Victor, RCA Victor Canada 1960 Vendre cette version
DHEW (SSA) 75-10764 Fats Waller - Genius On The Black Side: Shows #79-91 illustration d'album Various #90: Ain't Misbehavin' Various - Genius On The Black Side: Shows #79-91(2xLP) U.S. Department Of Health, Education, And Welfare DHEW (SSA) 75-10764 US 1975 Vendre cette version
Fats Waller - The Great Concert From The Skies - Concert In Paradise  illustration d'album Various Ain't Misbehavin' (as Fatz Waller) et 1 de plus… Various - The Great Concert From The Skies - Concert In Paradise Saar Italy 1976 Vendre cette version
H101 Fats Waller - Charlie Howze On The Piano Playing Rodgers Gershwin Porter & Kern illustration d'album Charlie Howze Keepin Out of Mischief Charlie Howze - Charlie Howze On The Piano Playing Rodgers Gershwin Porter & Kern(LP) HORCHOW H101 US 1980 Vendre cette version
LP-40-140 Fats Waller - Great Singers Of The 1930s Live Broadcasts illustration d'album Various Lonesome Me et 3 de plus… Various - Great Singers Of The 1930s Live Broadcasts(LP) Fanfare Records (3) LP-40-140 US 1980 Vendre cette version
S.H. 2072, No. 72 Fats Waller - G.I. Jive Volume 1 The Best Of The V-Discs illustration d'album Various Solitude Various - G.I. Jive Volume 1 The Best Of The V-Discs(LP) Sandy Hook Records, Sandy Hook Records S.H. 2072, No. 72 US 1983 Vendre cette version
Meritt 503 Fats Waller - Vout, Jam & Jive Live Performances 1937 - 1942 illustration d'album Various Hallelujah (as Thomas et 17 de plus… Various - Vout, Jam & Jive Live Performances 1937 - 1942(LP) Meritt Record Society Meritt 503 US 1984 Vendre cette version
Fats Waller - The Best Of Jazz Classics In Digital Stereo illustration d'album Various Alligator Crawl et 1 de plus… Various - The Best Of Jazz Classics In Digital Stereo (Comp, Album) BBC Records Netherlands 1987 Vendre cette version
DrD 87-04 Fats Waller - Week Of January 19, 1987 illustration d'album Dr. Demento Your Feets Too Big Dr. Demento - Week Of January 19, 1987(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One DrD 87-04 US 1987 Vendre cette version
BBC CD 725 Fats Waller - The Best Of Robert Parker (A New Selection Of Classic Performances From BBC Records' 1988 Releases) illustration d'album Various, Robert Parker (3) Honeysuckle Rose et 1 de plus… Various, Robert Parker (3) - The Best Of Robert Parker (A New Selection Of Classic Performances From BBC Records' 1988 Releases)(CD, Album, Ltd, RM) BBC Records And Tapes BBC CD 725 UK 1989 Vendre cette version
NK 82192 Various All That Meat And No Potatoes Various - The Bluebird Sampler 1990(Cass) Bluebird (3) NK 82192 Germany 1990 Vendre cette version
TROY050 Fats Waller - Unsquare Dance illustration d'album Bill Crofut, Chris Brubeck, Joel Brown (5) Black And Blue Bill Crofut, Chris Brubeck, Joel Brown (5) - Unsquare Dance(CD, Album) Albany Records TROY050 US 1991 Vendre cette version
TOCJ-5523 Fats Waller - Ellis Marsalis Trio illustration d'album Ellis Marsalis Trio Just Squeeze Me et 1 de plus… Ellis Marsalis Trio - Ellis Marsalis Trio(CD, Album) Somethin' Else TOCJ-5523 Japan 1991 Vendre cette version
NDJ 63150-2 Fats Waller - Jazz Pizzazz II illustration d'album Various Honeysuckle Rose Various - Jazz Pizzazz II(CD, Promo, Smplr) Novus, Bluebird (3), RCA Victor NDJ 63150-2 1992 Vendre cette version
JWD 2523 Fats Waller - Jazz Moods illustration d'album Various I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter Various - Jazz Moods(5xCD) Jazz World JWD 2523 Portugal 1993 Vendre cette version
PPCD 78130 Fats Waller - The Sampler illustration d'album Various Everybody Loves My Baby et 1 de plus… Various - The Sampler(CD, Mono, RM, Smplr) Past Perfect PPCD 78130 UK 1997 Vendre cette version
Fats Waller - The Legend Of Bagger Vance (Music From The Motion Picture) illustration d'album Rachel Portman The Best Wishes Rachel Portman - The Legend Of Bagger Vance (Music From The Motion Picture) (Album) Chapter III Records Thailand 2000 Vendre cette version
RP 2004 Fats Waller - The Alternative Takes In Chronological Order Volume 2 1929-1938 illustration d'album Thomas "Fats" Waller* Waiting At The End Of The Road (as et 5 de plus… Thomas "Fats" Waller* - The Alternative Takes In Chronological Order Volume 2 1929-1938(CD) Neatwork RP 2004 Austria 2000 Vendre cette version
WMSF 6021-2 Fats Waller - The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries illustration d'album Various Viper's drag et 2 de plus… Various - The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries(CD) BBC Music WMSF 6021-2 UK 2000 Vendre cette version
LKS338542 Fats Waller - Notorious Bettie Page illustration d'album Various (Do You Intend To Put An End To) A Sweet Beginning Like This Various - Notorious Bettie Page(CD) Lakeshore Records LKS338542 US 2006 Vendre cette version
Fats Waller - Be Kind Rewind (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) illustration d'album Jean-Michel Bernard Your Feets Too Big et 1 de plus… Jean-Michel Bernard - Be Kind Rewind (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Naïve Europe 2007 Vendre cette version
none Fats Waller - Jazz - The Original American Music illustration d'album Various Handfull Of Keys Various - Jazz - The Original American Music(3xCD-ROM) Mediane Multimedia Entertainment none Italy 2007 Vendre cette version
UTD007 Fats Waller - How To Cut & Paste: The Thirties Edition illustration d'album DJ Yoda Reefer Song DJ Yoda - How To Cut & Paste: The Thirties Edition(CD, Comp, Mixed) Unthugged Classics UTD007 UK 2009 Vendre cette version
RBCP2873 Fats Waller - Fake Jazz illustration d'album Fake Type. The Minor Drags et 1 de plus… Fake Type. - Fake Jazz(CD, Album + CD, Comp + DVD-V, NTSC) Rambling Records RBCP2873 Japan 2014 Vendre cette version
ST0077 Fats Waller - Stormy Weather illustration d'album Various Ain't Misbehavin' Various - Stormy Weather(CD, Album, RM) Calle Mayor ST0077 Spain 2017 Vendre cette version