Plays Fats Waller

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Plays Fats Waller
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Studio album by Jimmy Smith
Released 1962
Recorded January 23, 1962
Genre Jazz
Length 34:55
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Jimmy Smith chronology
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Plays Fats Waller is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy Smith featuring performances of tunes associated with Fats Waller recorded in 1962 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Steve Leggett awarded the album 4 stars, stating "It's fairly typical Smith, who careens, bolts, stutters, glides, and flashes notes all over the place at a frequently breathless pace, doing what he always does, which is being Jimmy Smith at the organ. That's what you want, and that's what you get here".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Fats Waller except as indicated
  1. "Everybody Loves My Baby" (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams) - 3:47
  2. "Squeeze Me" - 5:31
  3. "Ain't She Sweet" (Milton Ager, Jack Yellen) - 3:37
  4. "Ain't Misbehavin'" (Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) - 3:44
  5. "Lulu's Back In Town" (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) - 5:16
  6. 'Honeysuckle Rose" (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) 6:57
  7. "I've Found a New Baby" (Palmer, Williams) - 6:03
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, on January 23, 1962



  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed November 26, 2010
  2. ^ a b Leggett, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 26, 2010