FATS WALLER

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Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller (1904–1943) was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer, and comic entertainer.

He was born Thomas Wright Waller on 21st May 1904 in New York City, New York, United States to a Baptist minister father. The Waller family migrated to Harlem from Virginia. Fats' grandfather, Adolph Waller, was an accomplished violinist.

Waller started his musical career at an early age. He studied classical piano and organ as a child, taught largely by the music director of his Baptist church, who insisted he also learn the organ works of J.S. Bach. As a young adult, Waller took regular piano lessons from legendary Harlem stride pianist James P. Johnson. He also benefited from legendary stride pianist Willie "The Lion" Smith, who gave Fats the nickname "Filthy". Johnson introduced Waller to the world of rent parties (a party with a piano player, designed to help pay the rent by charging
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FATS WALLER Waller on the Ivories album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Waller on the Ivories
Stride Piano 1942
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"Fats" Waller Favorites
Stride Piano 1944
FATS WALLER Rediscovered Fats Waller Solos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rediscovered Fats Waller Solos
Stride Piano 1953
FATS WALLER Fats Waller at the Organ : The Amazing Mr. Waller   Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fats Waller at the Organ : The Amazing Mr. Waller Volume 1
Stride Piano 1954
FATS WALLER Jivin' with Fats : The Amazing Mr. Waller   Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jivin' with Fats : The Amazing Mr. Waller Volume 2
Stride Piano 1954
FATS WALLER Ain't Misbehavin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ain't Misbehavin'
Stride Piano 1956
FATS WALLER Smashing Thirds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Smashing Thirds
Stride Piano 1968

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FATS WALLER Rare Home Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rare Home Recordings
Stride Piano 2020

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FATS WALLER The Fats Waller Legacy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Fats Waller Legacy
Stride Piano 1973
FATS WALLER You Rascal You! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You Rascal You!
Stride Piano 1986
FATS WALLER Classic Jazz From Rare Piano Rolls album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Classic Jazz From Rare Piano Rolls
Stride Piano 1988
FATS WALLER The Definitive Fats Waller album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Definitive Fats Waller
Stride Piano 1990
FATS WALLER Fats Waller in London album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fats Waller in London
Stride Piano 1991
FATS WALLER Turn on the Heat: The Fats Waller Piano Solos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Turn on the Heat: The Fats Waller Piano Solos
Stride Piano 1991
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1926-1927 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1926-1927
Stride Piano 1992
FATS WALLER Fats and His Buddies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fats and His Buddies
Stride Piano 1992
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1922-1926 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1922-1926
Stride Piano 1992
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1927-1929 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1927-1929
Stride Piano 1993
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1929 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1929
Stride Piano 1993
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1929-1934 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1929-1934
Stride Piano 1993
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1934-1935 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1934-1935
Stride Piano 1993
FATS WALLER Indispensable, Volume  10 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Indispensable, Volume 10
Stride Piano 1994
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1935 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1935
Stride Piano 1994
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1935, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1935, Volume 2
Stride Piano 1994
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1935-1936 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1935-1936
Stride Piano 1994
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1936 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1936
Stride Piano 1994
FATS WALLER Breakin' The Ice: The Early Years, Part 1 (1934-1935) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Breakin' The Ice: The Early Years, Part 1 (1934-1935)
Stride Piano 1995
FATS WALLER I'm Gonna Sit Right Down: The Early Years (1935-1936) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down: The Early Years (1935-1936)
Stride Piano 1995
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1936-1937 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1936-1937
Stride Piano 1995
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1937 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1937
Stride Piano 1995
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1937, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1937, Volume 2
Stride Piano 1995
FATS WALLER Ain't Misbehavin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ain't Misbehavin'
Stride Piano 1995
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1937-1938 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1937-1938
Stride Piano 1996
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1938 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1938
Stride Piano 1996
FATS WALLER Fats Waller: Let's Pretend There's a Moon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fats Waller: Let's Pretend There's a Moon
Stride Piano 1996
FATS WALLER Greatest Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits
Stride Piano 1996
FATS WALLER Fractious Fingering, The Early Years Part 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fractious Fingering, The Early Years Part 3
Stride Piano 1997
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1938-1939 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1938-1939
Stride Piano 1997
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1940-1941 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1940-1941
Stride Piano 1998
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1939-1940 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1939-1940
Stride Piano 1998
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1939 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1939
Stride Piano 1998
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1941 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1941
Stride Piano 1999
FATS WALLER The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1942-1943 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Fats Waller 1942-1943
Stride Piano 1999
FATS WALLER Handful of Keys album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Handful of Keys
Stride Piano 1999
FATS WALLER The Very Best of Fats Waller (Collector's Choice) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best of Fats Waller (Collector's Choice)
Stride Piano 2000
FATS WALLER The Very Best Of Fats Waller album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best Of Fats Waller
Stride Piano 2000
FATS WALLER The 1935 Transcriptions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The 1935 Transcriptions
Stride Piano 2001
FATS WALLER The Alternative Takes in Chronological Order, Volume 2 (1929-1938) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Alternative Takes in Chronological Order, Volume 2 (1929-1938)
Stride Piano 2001
FATS WALLER Best of the War Years (V-disc) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Best of the War Years (V-disc)
Stride Piano 2002
FATS WALLER Fats Waller at the Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fats Waller at the Piano
Stride Piano 2002
FATS WALLER Portrait, Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portrait, Volume 1
Stride Piano 2003
FATS WALLER 1939 Transcriptions, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1939 Transcriptions, Volume 2
Stride Piano 2003
FATS WALLER The Centennial Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Centennial Collection
Stride Piano 2004
FATS WALLER A Handfull of Fats album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Handfull of Fats
Stride Piano 2004
FATS WALLER If You Got to Ask, You Ain't Got It! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
If You Got to Ask, You Ain't Got It!
Stride Piano 2006
FATS WALLER Complete Victor Piano Solos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Victor Piano Solos
Stride Piano 2006
FATS WALLER The Essence of Fats Waller album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essence of Fats Waller
Stride Piano 2007
FATS WALLER Complete Recorded Works, Volume 5 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Recorded Works, Volume 5
Stride Piano 2008

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