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Fats Waller

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: May 21, 1904 | Died: December 15, 1943    

Jazz music's first organist and one of the giants of piano jazz Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller was born on May 21, 1904 in Harlem into a musical family. His grandfather was an accomplished violinist and his mother was the church organist. His family had moved to New York City from Virginia in the late 1880s and his father was the pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. His first exposure of music was in the form of church hymns and organ music, an instrument that he was taught to play by his mother and the church musical director. The latter introduced him to the works of J.S...
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    Fats Waller on the Air 1938 Broadcasts

    Tai Ping
    2010
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    The Essential Collectionn

    Igloo
    2006
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    Fats Waller: If You Got To Ask, You Ain't Got It!

    Bluebird
    2006
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    The Centennial Collection

    Bluebird
    2004
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    A Handful Of Fats Original 1929-1942 Recordings

    Igloo
    2004
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    Classic Jazz Archive: This Is So Nice, It Must Be Illegal

    Igloo
    2004
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    The Centennial Edition

    Igloo
    2004
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