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The Centennial Collection


Download links and information about The Centennial Collection by Fats Waller. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 21 tracks with total duration of 01:07:12 minutes.

Artist: Fats Waller
Release date: 2004
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 21
Duration: 01:07:12
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No. Title Length
1. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter (Remastered 2004) 4:31
2. Got a Bran' New Suit 2:33
3. Your Feets Too Big (Remastered 2004) 3:03
4. Medley (NBC On Air Studio Recording) [Remastered 2004] 7:43
5. Spring Cleaning (Getting Ready for Love) [Remastered 2004] 2:27
6. African Ripples (Remastered 2004) 3:07
7. You're Not the Only Oyster In the Stew (Remastered 2004) 3:14
8. The Joint Is Jumpin' (Remastered 2004) 2:46
9. Beale Street Blues (Remastered 2004) 3:14
10. Numb Fumblin' (Remastered 2004) 2:55
11. E-Flat Blues (Remastered 2004) 2:26
12. Lulu's Back In Town (Remastered 2004) 2:37
13. Loafin' Time 2:26
14. I Ain't Got Nobody (Remastered 2004) 3:10
15. Carolina Shout (Remastered 2004) 2:17
16. (Do You Intend to Put an End To) A Sweet Beginning 2:48
17. If You're a Viper (Remastered 2004) 2:53
18. Undecided (Remastered 2004) 3:35
19. Then I'll Be Tired of You (Remastered 2004) 3:11
20. Up Jumped You With Love (Remastered 2004) 3:16
21. 'Taint Nobody's Bizness If I Do 3:00



This edition of Bluebird's Centennial Collection series celebrates what would've been Fats Waller's 100th birthday with a CD and DVD set showcasing the diversity of Waller's canon, from vocal-led tracks such as the infectious "Spring Cleaning" to his remarkable virtuosity as a soloist ("African Ripples," "Numb Feelin'") and one track with Waller on his preferred instrument, the organ ("Beale Street Blues," with Alberta Hunter on vocals). The majority of the material is focused on Waller's vocal performances that brought him fame, his scruffy voice crooning out and his absolutely endearing, hilarious, yet slightly dark ad libs leading His Rhythm effortlessly through the swinging stomping-grounds of several songs Waller brought to the public eye and which likely would've otherwise floundered in obscurity. The collection opens with one such song, "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," which Waller made famous in the mid-'30s, but the real gems on the collection are the songs Waller wrote himself, such as "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "The Joint Is Jumpin'." Surprisingly, neither "Honeysuckle Rose" nor "I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (And My Baby's Crazy 'Bout Me)," perhaps Waller's two most famous compositions, makes an appearance here, but this is actually no loss considering the many Fats Waller collections available containing those two songs with little overlap otherwise. The focus here is less on the accomplishments for which Waller is truly well known and instead on the myriad accomplishments that have mostly lingered in the background of 70 years of shelf life. The CD is accompanied by a DVD featuring footage from the film King of Burlesque, in which Waller played a minor role, a cartoon made in the early '80s based on the track "Your Feet's Too Big," and other clips, making The Centennial Collection a handy set for collectors of Waller but still a very accessible and wonderful place for the curious to start.