emphasis in this listing is not to provide a complete
discography of Fats Waller's prodigious output, but
rather to guide viewers of this web site to a selection
of his most important, easily accessible recordings,
in addition to some recent reissues of Waller rarities.
The most complete
set of Waller's recordings available is a 19-volume
set on the Jazz Chronological Classics label issued
between 1992 and 2000. Of particular interest are
volumes 1 and 2 (Classics 664 and 674) covering the
years 1922-27 leading up to his Bluebird recordings.
The London Suite, excerpts of which are heard on this
web site, can be found on Classics 973 and London
Sessions (1938-1939) on EMI Pathe/Jazztime 251271-2
The bulk of the best-known
recordings by Fats Waller and His Rhythm and his solo
work can be found on eight volumes of his Bluebird/BMG
Music recordings made between 1927-1943. These include:
Fats Waller and His Buddies
[1927-29]. Bluebird 61005 (1992).
Fats Waller Piano Solos: Turn on the Heat [1927-1941].
Bluebird 2482-2-RB (1991)
The Early Years, Part 3 (1936). Bluebird 66747-2
Middle Years, Part 1 (1936-1938). Bluebird 66083
Man Is Hard to Find: The Middle Years, Part 2 (1938-40).
Bluebird 66552-2 (1995)
Last Years (1040-1943). Bluebird 9883-2-RB (1989)
rare or unusual Waller recordings can be found on the
following compact discs:
At the Organ. ASV Living Era 5007 (1992)
Arabian Stuff. Highnote 7053 (2000)
Radio Rarities. Jasmine [UK] 2555 (2000)
Recordings. Collector's Choice Music 6672 (1999)
Waller: The 1935 Transcriptions. Naxos Jazz Legends,
All-Star Bands. Bluebird 7636 (1988)
Waller: Low Down Papa. Biograph BCD 114 (1990)
"Fats" Waller: Classic Jazz from Rare Piano
Rolls. Biograph 104 (1988)
Jazz Link: www.bluebirdjazz.com
Taylor Fats Waller Site: www.fatswaller.org