Create account Log in

If You Got to Ask, You Ain't Got It!


Download links and information about If You Got to Ask, You Ain't Got It! by Fats Waller, His Rhythm. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 66 tracks with total duration of 03:18:32 minutes.

Artist: Fats Waller, His Rhythm
Release date: 2006
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 66
Duration: 03:18:32
Buy on iTunes $24.99
Buy on Amazon $24.99


No. Title Length
1. Honeysuckle Rose 2:38
2. How Can You Face Me? 2:46
3. The Panic Is On 3:15
4. Sugar Rose 3:09
5. I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (And My Bab's Crazy 'Bout Me) 2:16
6. Lost Love 3:05
7. Our Love Was Meant to Be 3:30
8. The Joint Is Jumpin' 2:47
9. A Hopeless Love Affair 3:12
10. Hold My Hand 2:56
11. Patty Cake, Patty Cake 3:14
12. Honey Hush 3:17
13. Anita 3:12
14. Squeeze Me 3:07
15. Old Grand Dad 2:44
16. All That Meat and No Potatoes 2:45
17. Ain't Nothin' to It 3:10
18. Bessie, Bessie, Bessie 2:59
19. Cash for Your Trash 3:22
20. You Must Be Losing Your Mind 2:31
21. Up Jumped You With Love 3:17
22. Ain't Misbehavin' (2000 Remastered) 3:57
23. St. Louis Blues 2:51
24. 'Sippi (featuring Louisiana Sugar Babes) 3:03
25. Thou Swell (From "Connecticut Yankee") (featuring Louisiana Sugar Babes) 2:58
26. Numb Fumblin' 2:51
27. Ain't Misbehavin' (From the Musical Comedy "Connie's Hot Chocolates") 3:00
28. Love Me or Leave Me (Take 3) 2:38
29. Smashin' Thirds 3:04
30. My Fate Is In Your Hands 2:40
31. African Ripples 3:08
32. Viper's Drag 2:56
33. Keepin' Out of Mischief Now 3:12
34. Stardust 3:12
35. Carolina Shout 2:36
36. Serenade for a Wealthy Widow 2:37
37. Rosetta 2:46
38. Functionizin' 3:05
39. Lounging At the Waldorf 2:55
40. Blue, Turnin' Grey Over You 4:22
41. In the Gloamin' 3:21
42. Mamacita 2:40
43. The Jitterbug Waltz 3:21
44. Honeysuckle Rose (featuring A Jam Session At Victor (RCA All Stars)) 3:08
45. (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You (featuring Jack Teagarden, Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra) 3:12
46. You're Not the Only Oyster In the Stew 3:10
47. What's the Reason (I'm Not Pleasin' You) 2:49
48. Lulu's Back In Town 2:35
49. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter 3:29
50. Dinah 3:06
51. There'll Be Some Changes Made 3:06
52. Somebody Stole My Gal 3:27
53. Christopher Columbus (A Rhythm Cocktail) 2:49
54. It's a Sin to Tell a Lie 2:53
55. She's Tall, She's Tan, She's Terrific 2:36
56. The Sheik of Araby 3:06
57. Two Sleepy People 3:03
58. A Good Man Is Hard to Find 3:03
59. Hold Tight (Want Some Seafood, Mama) [previously unissued master] 2:04
60. 'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It) 2:49
61. Your Feet's Too Big 3:04
62. Darktown Strutters Ball 2:41
63. I Can't Give You Anything But Love 2:56
64. You Run Your Mouth, I'll Run My Business 3:02
65. Let's Get Away from It All 3:00
66. 't Ain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do 2:59



During his 21-year recording career, Thomas "Fats" Waller waxed so many hundreds of songs that only a dedicated few have heard them all even once, let alone often enough to understand the true nature of his legacy. While longtime collectors can attest to the awesome breadth and depth of Waller's massive discography, your average citizen needs and deserves a chance to investigate on a more modest level, which is what compilations are supposed to be for. Most Fats Waller samplers concentrate upon his highly developed sense of humor and his vital importance in the development of swing music; the best of them also highlight his pianistic prowess and — if you're lucky — his pioneering role as the first person to play jazz on the organ. Producer Orrin Keepnews has achieved what should be regarded as a major accomplishment in Waller studies both intensive and casual: an intelligently compiled three-CD set with superbly insightful liner notes by Dan Morgenstern, including a detailed biography, informative commentary on each of the 66 tracks, and more than 40 previously unpublished photographs from the Fats Waller archives. The conceptual framework of this compilation will help listeners to understand and feel the essence of Waller's music more clearly perhaps than ever before. Disc one presents Waller's interpretations of songs he wrote himself. Disc two, packed with (one) organ and (ten) piano solos as well as small-group and big-band swing, purports to be "strictly instrumental," even if Waller prefaces "Serenade for a Wealthy Widow" with a plea for "currency" and makes cheeky references to conspicuous consumption all throughout "Lounging at the Waldorf." Disc three, touching upon the best-known aspects of this artist's public persona, is entitled Fats Waller Sings and Plays Around with Tin Pan Alley. Given the sheer number of extant recordings that fit into that category, the producer made extraordinarily fine choices. Keepnews admits: "I inevitably have not included all of your Waller favorites. As a matter of fact, I haven't even had room to include all of mine!" It is clear that both Morgenstern and Keepnews drew upon entire lifetimes spent developing sincere love and respect for this great artist. "If You Got to Ask, You Ain't Got It!" gets its title from Waller's famous response to the question "What is swing?" — listen through all three discs and you'll most certainly get it for real.