While Chuck Berry and Little Richard brought edge to rock n' roll, Fats Domino was every bit as influential in the creation of the world-changing genre — and he got there well before they did. No, it doesn't have anything to do with New Order, but it has everything to do with the Garfieldian view of the first day of the working week. So distinct was Fats Domino's touch in the '50s that when he turned out a version of the already well-covered tune "Blueberry Hill," he pretty much erased all memory of previous ones from the public's mind, imbuing the song with his easy-going, down home charm and twinkling piano work. So it was inevitable that at some point, the Fat Man would have to record a song about NOLA's most famous culinary export sorry, gumbo, you're a close second.
‘Blueberry Hill’ (1956)
For the next five years, he was an almost constant presence on that chart, deprived of pop success by the strict segregation of the markets of the day. Then the flood gates opened, as Domino built on his core audience to become one of the most familiar and reassuring figures in the charts, on stage and even on the big screen. He finished his memorable with perhaps one of the best Fats Domino songs of all time. Even by , it had sold some 11 million copies. But Fats continued to delight audiences everywhere with up to shows a year. The legacy of some of the most joyful music ever recorded will always be felt. Love his music I have some as matter affect Had some in case the before I changed cases to put in my car to listen.
The 10 Greatest Successes of the Fat Man
It was boogie-woogie. Then it was pop. And it was all Fats Domino , the New Orleans musician whose easygoing image cheerfully concealed the boldness and subtlety of his music. His songs, most written with his producer and bandleader Dave Bartholomew, were often concise sketches of romantic strife involving heartbreak, betrayal, loneliness and spite. But he sang them with such sly good humor in his voice and his timing that they sounded like a good time. Here are 12 from his prime years. Fats Domino announced himself with this single: a two-fisted boogie-woogie piano intro with tremolo flourishes, verses that establish his pound physique and his New Orleans locale and a falsetto vocal like a trumpet solo.
This is a list of recordings by American rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll performer and songwriter Fats Domino. Over studio recordings by Fats Domino have been released in total. Some of them were the same recordings, but released under different titles, while some other recordings had the same title, but were in fact completely different songs. Certain songs have been recorded at different sessions, often in significantly different style, and are identified as different versions. Fats Domino: vocals and piano, unless instrumentals piano only , marked by instr. Fats Domino was signed to the Imperial Records label in and left it in early , when the label was sold to Liberty Records. However, dozens of his recordings for Imperial have been overdubbed with female vocal chorus from May to July and next released by Liberty. Fats Domino recorded for Mercury Records in June Domino recorded at Broadmoor Records in September