Artist of the day: Fats Domino

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    Artist of the day: Fats Domino

    After seeing Irma Thomas live I think I need to show some love to the fat man.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDj7VfU3368
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl5hknXqXps
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y29RZpHnkq8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oav2DyApxZQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeWmMJ-J45c&feature=related
    By the way it was my mom who turned me on to the fat man, Antoine Domino. And whatever your biasses might be, musically or otherwise, no one can deny that the fat man was one of the innovators of Rock 'n Roll. Some might argue that Jerry Lee Lewis stole his piano style from Mr. Domino.
     
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    Re: Artist of the day: Fats Domino

    You'll get no argument from me.
     
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    Some Music Historians say that his song: They Call Me the Fat Man, played 1949 over the radio airwaves, was the first Rock-N-Roll song on a national level.
     
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    Oh yeah, I love Fats Domino! One of my all-time favorites! I can't rave about him enough. I always think of his songs as little smiles that can't help but make me smile. Love that New Orleans sound!

     
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    In Response to Re: Artist of the day: Fats Domino:
    Some Music Historians say that his song: They Call Me the Fat Man , played 1949 over the radio airwaves, was the first Rock-N-Roll song on a national level.
    Posted by cavaliersfan


    There will be arguments about what was the first rock'nroll song until we are all dead and gone.

    This is one of the toughest things to pinpoint as rock'nroll music is a mix of so many styles.

    Some credit 'Caldonia', a jump blues song recorded by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five in 1945 as being labeled rock'nroll...I do not know if this song was released on a national level as I was still about 13 years from being part of this world and wouldn't be aware that a thing called 'rock'nroll' existed until about 1963 or so. It is reported that a version by Erskine Hawkins (also in 1945) was the first time a song was referred to in print as 'rock'nroll."
     
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    Valley of Tears is my favorite song by Fats Domino...my grandmother was a big fan of his music..and there was rarely a Saturday night where one of his records did not get played.
     
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    Fats Domino had an absolutely fabulous band behind him.  I regret that I never saw him live.  
     
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    What does it say about me, personally, and society in general, that when you say "Fats Domino," I think "Richie Cunningham"?


     
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    In Response to Re: Artist of the day: Fats Domino:
    What does it say about me, personally, and society in general, that when you say "Fats Domino," I think "Richie Cunningham"?
    Posted by p-mike
        
         Were both old farts.  Naw, you're still a young man and I keep myself in decent shape even though I'm starting to slide down the hill. 
         Also, TV can be a somewhat powerful influence.
     
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    Re: Artist of the day: Fats Domino

    In Response to Re: Artist of the day: Fats Domino:
    Some Music Historians say that his song: They Call Me the Fat Man , played 1949 over the radio airwaves, was the first Rock-N-Roll song on a national level.
    Posted by cavaliersfan
    Thanks for that. I just added a link to They Call me the Fat Man to the OP.
     
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