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There may have been confusion within the original Red Hot Jazz Archive about this group. It seems likely these sides were actually labeled Fats Waller, his Rhythm and his Orchestra
ddd discography

TitleRecording DateRecording LocationCompany
Hold My Hand
(Fats Waller / J.C. Johnson
4-12-1938New York, New YorkVictor
I Got Rhythm
(Ira Gershwin / George Gershwin)
12-4-1935New York, New YorkVictor
Inside4-12-1938New York, New YorkVictor
In the Gloaming
(A.F. Harrison)
4-12-1938New York, New YorkVictor
I Simply Adore You
(Paul Mann / Ned Weaver)
4-12-1938New York, New YorkVictor
Let’s Break the Good News
(Joseph M. Davis / Paul Denniker)
4-12-1938New York, New YorkVictor
(Duke Ellington / Irving Mills / Henry Nemo)
4-12-1938New York, New YorkVictor
The Sheik Of Araby
(Smith / Wheeler / Snyder)
4-12-1938New York, New YorkVictor
You Had an Evening To Spare4-12-1938New York, New YorkVictor

William AlsopAlto Saxophone
Herman AutreyTrumpet
Bob CarrollTenor Saxophone
Al CaseyGuitar
Don DonaldsonAlto Saxophone
Hank DuncanAlto Saxophone
John HaughtonTrombone
John HamiltonTrumpet
Alex HillPiano
Slick JonesDrums
Emmett MatthewsAlto Saxophone
Benny MortonSoprano Saxophone
James PowellAlto Saxophone
George RobinsonTrombone
Charlie TurnerBass
Eugene “Honey Bear” SedricTenor Saxophone, bClarinet
Lonnie SimmonsTenor Saxophone
Fred SkerrittAlto Saxophone
Cedric WallaceBass
Fats WallerPiano, Vocals
Nat WilliamsTrumpet


A special thanks to Mike Donovanfor his help with the recordings on this page.


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