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Artist: Waller, Fats And His Rhythm
Title: Rhythm And Romance
Format: CD
Catalog Number:177
Barcode:5019317017729 itemnumber=1000121574
Price: $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 9/15/2017
Availability: In Stock
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The contents of this CD of recordings by “Fats” Waller and his Rhythm are remarkable for several reasons. Firstly, the entire first side was made at a single session in the Camden, New Jersey studios of RCA Victor, presumably using the curious device that had been tried a few days earlier for Ray Noble and his Orchestra, in which the entire unit was “housed” in a gigantic horn in an attempt to obtain a similar, even superior sound to that regularly achieved by EMI in the Abbey Road studios in London. Secondly, on Brother, Seek And Ye Shall Find, “Fats” plays Vibraphone briefly in addition to the piano, and on the final track, Loafin’ Time, the vocal consists of a dialogue between “Fats” and his trumpet player, Herman Autrey. In addition, we find the great man playing celeste on Rhythm And Romance, and indulging in some typically crazy scat-singing on There’ll Be Some Changes Made, followed by a monologue in what may have been intended to be upper-class English accents. (There are some weird vocal noises on The Girl I Left Behind Me, which is not at all the same song as was popular in the American Civil War between 1861 and 1865). All of which demonstrate once more the great versatility of the most popular figure to emerge from the Harlem jazz scene in the years between the world wars.

Track Listing

Take It Easy

You’re The Picture

My Very Good Friend The Milkman

Blue Because Of You

There’s Going To Be The Devil To Pay

12Th Street Rag

There’ll Be Some Changes Made

Somebody Stole My Gal

Sweet Sue - Just You


Sugar Blues

As Long As The World Goes ‘Round And ‘Round

Georgia Rockin’ Chair

Brother, Seek And Ye Shall Find

The Girl I Left Behind Me

You’re So Darn Charming

Woe! Is Me

Rhythm And Romance

Loafin’ Time

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