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Fats Domino

The most popular exponent of the classic New Orleans R&B sound, Fats Domino sold more records than any other black rock & roll star of the 1950s. His relaxed, lolling boogie-woogie piano style and easygoing, warm vocals anchored a long series of national hits from the mid-'50s to the early '60s. Through it all, his basic approach rarely changed. He may not have been one of early rock's most charismatic, innovative, or threatening figures, but he was certainly one of its most consistent.

Domino's first single, "The Fat Man" (1949), is one of the dozens of tracks that have been consistently singled out as a candidate for the first rock & roll record. As far as Fats was concerned, he was just playing what he'd already been doing in New Orleans for years, and would continue to play and sing in pretty much the same fashion even after his music was dubbed "rock & roll."

The record made number two on the R&B charts, and sold a million copies. Just as important, it established a vital partnership between Fats and Imperial A&R man Dave Bartholomew. Bartholomew, himself a trumpeter, would produce Domino's big hits, co-writing many of them with Fats. He would also usually employ New Orleans session greats like Alvin Tyler on sax and Earl Palmer on drums -- musicians who were vital in establishing New Orleans R&B as a distinct entity, playing on many other local recordings as well (including hits made in New Orleans by Georgia native Little Richard).

Domino didn't cross over into the pop charts in a big way until 1955, when "Ain't That a Shame" made the Top Ten. Pat Boone's cover of the song stole some of Fats' thunder, going all the way to number one (Boone was also bowdlerizing Little Richard's early singles for pop hits during this time). Domino's long-range prospects weren't damaged, however; between 1955 and 1963, he racked up an astonishing 35 Top 40 singles. "Blueberry Hill" (1956) was probably his best (and best-remembered) single; "Walking to New Orleans," "Whole Lotta Loving," "I'm Walking," "Blue Monday," and "I'm in Love Again" were also huge successes.

After Fats left Imperial for ABC-Paramount in 1963, he would only enter the Top 40 one more time. The surprise was not that Fats fell out of fashion, but that he'd maintained his popularity so long while the essentials of his style remained unchanged. This was during an era, remember, when most of rock's biggest stars had their careers derailed by death or scandal, or were made to soften up their sound for mainstream consumption. Although an active performer in the ensuing decades, his career as an important artist was essentially over in the mid-'60s. He did stir up a bit of attention in 1968 when he covered the Beatles' "Lady Madonna" single, which had been an obvious homage to Fats' style. ~ Richie Unterberger, Rovi
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Whatever happened to the one's that are still living? Please come out so that we may have the pleasure and great honor to see you again.
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Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, Marty Robbins and all the great artists of the past.
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These artists don't even know the impact they made with their music. I have some of the best memories listening to Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Little Richard,
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nicole51236
I'm lucky to say I loved him than and now
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My Blue Heaven sends me right up there!!
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Two things I like... Domino's and HAPPY fat people!!!! If you listen to the fat man and your STILL in a bad mood, NOTHING will help.
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Fats is king of music....
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Jackie Wilson ---king of my spirit soul --never stop''- 'til I die.
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Fats LIVES and WILL NOT DIE , LONG LIVE FATs !!!
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Excellent format for my age group, never better !!!!
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thisi is so far byond Bluberry Hill.......T h i s is one talented group.....Vi v a Fats.....
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Have loved Fats since the 50's - My favorite Valley of Tears
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Real music
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Love Fats Domino music . Walking to New Orleans my favorite
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Some people say that fats is still alive!:-)
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Hell yea
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Fats yeah
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Fats Domino - Love his music
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i have loved his music since i was small i would love to meet HIM i would do anything to just him FAT'S is the man



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His best song
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sorielle32
@rdmdam0603 that's his stage name fool. Who would think someone named their child fats...
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WOW,,,, my DADS, MUSIC,,,!!! We can't challenge them,,, CANT DO IT!!!! That's ROCK,,,,, ORIGINAL
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1956 WAS MY COMING OUT YEARS
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At seventeen I was introduce to BLUES & RHYTHM ans BLUES , FATS was a GENIUS to me. Thank GOD.
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Fats Domino was, is, & always WILL BE
a SUPERSTAR., 4 more reasons than 1.
Tru DAT!!!!!!!!! :-)
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Love it!
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I love this song I wish they have this on the radio
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bsettoon8
My dad was in a band and they played a lot of Fat's songs. We all love his music back then and now!
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He's great
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justinsloan7 6
Most people here r elderly. I'm young and 50s/60's had the best music! Wish I could've been there!
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poppa_bear49
Fats is the man!!
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dima.pns
I was born when he started his music and I think he's among greatest artists I ever heard
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dcoble27
Saw Fats in Fayetteville NC in 56. Great music. Still listen to his music often.
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@rdmdam0603 I really hope that you were being facetious.
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rdmdam0603
Who would name their kid fats
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Fats your style will last for ever .
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Still listening.
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Yea love his music forever.
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I saw Fats at the Cowpalace in Abilene Tx in 1964. Bomb scare cleared the place out about half way through the concert. Too bad--love Fats!!
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This brings back memories
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to lastgasp61 et al pat boone should be fieldstript a slow death.
On a sadder note I heard that hurricane kat took all his posessions,
and he was not doing well, Iwish him well
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I second that! Maria, thanks for making me smile. Shake a tail feather girl!
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Maria, you're a HOOT! You need to move for sure.
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I like the Fats Domino
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I love his music not just fat woman like his music.
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Pandora love you...took me 70 years to find you...
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Only fat chicks like this music.
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It's just about the best piano playing there is in RnR - and of course JLL!
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I'll never understand why people get fat, ugly, old, sick and depressed and boring when there is God First and then Rock & Roll to dance to! This is the medicine people of all ages need, not drugs that cure nothing! So lets keep walking and dancing till 110! Yea, a Vegetarian diet too with supplements. That's how I stay young and happy!
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Love oldies Rock & Roll! Good to exercise dancing. Like a few Artist. Can't find anyone who loves it to dance with! Ha! People in my building too old or sick, boring and depressed. I have to move from here ASAP! Ha!
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