Fats Waller – In The Beginning

Thomas Waller
October 21, 1922, New York City

Muscle Shoal Blues – Okeh 4757-A
Birmingham Blues – Okeh 4757-B

Thomas Waller piano solos
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Sara Martin
December 1, 1922, New York City

T’aint Nobody’s Bus’ness If I Do – Okeh 8043-B
You Got Everything A Sweet Mama Needs But Me – Okeh 8043-A

Sara Martin (vocal)
Fats Waller (piano)
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Sara Martin
December 14, 1922, New York City

Mama’s Got The Blues – Okeh 8045-B
Last Go Round Blues – Okeh 8045-A

Sara Martin (vocal)
Fats Waller (piano)
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Alberta Hunter
July 1923, New York City

Stingaree Blues – Paramount 12049-A
You Can’t Do What My Last Man Did – Paramount 12043-B*
You Can’t Do What My Last Man Did – Paramount 12049-B*

*12043-B : Beginning of 2nd chorus = “You can’t do what my last man did, Dog me around treat me like a kid”
*12049-B : Beginning of 2nd chorus = “Daddy you can’t do what my last man did, I love you if you only could”

Alberta Hunter (vocal)
Fats Waller (piano)
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Anna Jones
July 1923, New York City

I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate – Paramount 12052-A
Trixie Blues – Paramount 12052-B

Anna Jones (vocal)
Fats Waller (piano)
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Sara Martin-Clarence Williams
November 1, 1923, New York City

I’m Cert’ny Gonna See ‘Bout That – Okeh 8108-B
Squabbling Blues – Okeh 8108-A

Sara Martin, Clarence Williams (vocal duet)
Thomas Waller (piano)
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Porter Grainger
early 1924, New York City

In Harlem’s Araby – Ajax 17039-B

Porter Grainger (vocal)
Fats Waller (piano)
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Jamaica Jazzers
May 10, 1924, New York City

You Don’t Know My Mind Blues – Okeh 40117-A
West Indies Blues – Okeh 40117-B

Clarence Williams and Clarence Todd (kazoo)
Fats Waller (piano)
Justin Ring (percussion)
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Hazel Meyers
August 5, 1924, New York City

Maybe Someday – Vocalion 14861-A
When Your Troubles Are Just Like Mine – Vocalion 14861-B

Hazel Meyers (vocal)
Fats Waller (piano)
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Rosa Henderson*
March 23, 1926, New York City

You Get Mad – Paramount 7501
What’s The Matter Now? – Paramount 7501

Rosa Henderson (vocal)
Thomas Waller (piano)

Issued as ‘Mamie Harris’ but was actually Rosa Henderson, no relative of Fletcher.
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Alta Browne and Bertha Powell
April 16, 1926, New York City

Nobody Knows De Troubles I See – Gennett 3318
I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray – Gennett 3308

Alta Browne, Bertha Powell (vocal duet)
Thomas Waller (piano)
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Caroline Johnson
April 23, 1926, New York City

Ain’t Got Nobody To Grind My Coffee – Gennett 3307
Mama’s Losin’ A Mighty Good Chance – Gennett 3307

Caroline Johnson (vocal)
Fats Waller (piano)

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