Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017), known as Fats Domino, was an American pianist and singer-songwriter. One of the pioneers of rock and roll music, Domino sold more than 65 million records. Born in New Orleans to a French Creole family, Domino signed to Imperial Records in 1949. His first single "The Fat Man" is cited by some historians as the first rock and roll single and the first to sell more than 1 million copies. Domino continued to work with the song's co-writer Dave Bartholomew, contributing his distinctive rolling piano style to Lloyd Price's "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" (1952) and scoring a string of mainstream hits beginning with "Ain't That a Shame" (1955). Between 1955 and 1960, he had eleven Top 10 US pop hits. By 1955, five of his records had sold more than a million copies, being certified gold.Domino was shy and modest by nature but made a significant contribution to the rock and roll genre. Elvis Presley declared Domino a "huge influence on me when I started out" and described him as "the real king of rock 'n' roll". The Beatles were also heavily influenced by Domino. The artist himself did not define his work as rock and roll, saying of the genre "It wasn't anything but the same rhythm and blues I'd been playing down in New Orleans". Four of Domino's records were named to the Grammy Hall of Fame for their significance: "Blueberry Hill", "Ain't That a Shame", "Walking to New Orleans" and "The Fat Man". He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its first group of inductees in 1986. The Associated Press estimates that during his career, Domino "sold more than 110 million records".Wikipedia
Great listen, I love this era/style of music, but haven't heard much of Fats Domino. I will definitely be listening to more of Fats' catalog after hearing these tunes. Highlights: -Blueberry Hill -Blue Monday -So Long
Big up Fats Domino!! My grandads favourite artist, and he'd murder me if I gave this any less than 5.
I couldn’t find this album, so I just listened to some random Fats Domino tunes and enjoyed the shit out of them. Also, how crazy is it that the popular naming convention of this era was Body Type + Game = Superstar? Something to think about. - Skinny Yahtzee
I love oldies and loved all the songs on this album!
My first introduction to Fat's Domino was from my dad who loved the show "Happy Days". He, for some reason, knew that "Blueberry Hill" was Ritchie Cunningham's favorite song, and that for some reason, has stuck with me. This album is one of those that is just perfect from start to finish. "Blue Monday" is my favorite song on this album, but they are all fantastic.
What is there to say? It's good old school rock and roll. All the songs are short, sweet and swinging. Fats was one of the many black artists who paved the way for Elvis and everyone thereafter.
Fats is the tits. He's excellent and these songs are utterly classic for a reason. That said, putting a compilation album on this list is 100% cheating. But I just I love New Orleans Jazz and delta blues, so I'm here for Fats.
I’ve always been a fan of 50s rock and roll, so I quite enjoyed this, though it was quite difficult to actually find this particular album. I ended up cobbling together most of the songs from different albums to sort of listen to it. Anyway, it was enjoyable.
Classic. Loved it.
Classic soul from Fats! Great album, but the songs are hard to find.
It's difficult to imagine how dangerous these songs must once have sounded. Today, they're easy listening classics. The singing and playing are flawless throughout.
I adore the vibes of this. It's a joy to listen to, very easy-going and just fun!
yes. great. thoroughly enjoyed. pass me a sherry doris
Me gustó y ya. Sin duda, aguante los negros y su cañona creación de la música moderna. Fav: Blue Monday
Foundin father de la música popular.
An excellent bridge between eras of popular music from a versatile performer.
this album FUCKIN SLAAPS, every songs a total banger giving anything less than a 10/10 would be a sin it was kinda hard to find this album since it’s not on apple music, but it IS on spotify for some reason so I just made a playlist with the correct track listing on apple music since all the songs are on The Complete Imperial Singles collection (except for The Fat Man’s Hop - which should not be confused with The Fat Man, a totally different song) yeah this album is just the best, I love this sort of rock n’ roll meets jazz meets slight r&b elements it’s such a fun album full of diverse, catchy, iconic bangers I’ve never heard of this blessed man before hearing this album and he’s already one of my favorites now
Timeless spirit of rock n roll in its early days. Legendary.
This is actually the 1956 album - please note! :) I'd never heard of Fats before but you can tell he's a classic class act. Love it!
очень приятный ритм-н-блюз, стильно, ритмично, голос кайф
Really liked this.
The original king of rock and roll! This album was a really fun listen. Fats has a warmth to his voice that can lift your spirits even when he's singing a sad ballad. His backing band could swing too! "You done me Wrong" is a great example of that. I enjoyed the back and forth between his voice and the band. "Blueberry Hill" of course is a classic and one of his most famous songs along with "Walking to new Orleans" which would be written and released a few years later. Fats' piano playing is great on the whole album too. The instrumental track "The Fat Man's Hop" really showing off just how skilled he is.
The album finds a hot mitosis of soul and blues, a great insight to the times.
Honestly some of my fav classics that I didn’t even know were Fats Domino 😬
Wonderful. I’m from the 70s so miss stay missed this genre. Listened to it 3 times today
Absolute bona fide genuine legend, and oft-misused and hyperbolic as "legend" can be, it is an entirely accurate and appropriate word in this case. Trace nearly any music one enjoys today, or in the past several decades, and the road likely leads to Fats Domino. Take his story and how he explains how music came to and through him, and the fuller picture of so much music starts to come together. Love this album, love this music, love this artist. Dang, was he just soooooo damn good.
What a treasure, great music.
Another album that defies traditional review, considering that Fats Domino was at, and probably a critical instigator of, the birth of rock and roll. That alone probably justifies a five before I even start listening... Trying to set all that aside, I really enjoyed listening to this. I don't listen to albums from the 50s very often. I'm glad this project is motivating me to do so, because I only recognized "Blueberry Hill" and there are a lot more gems that are every bit as good as that song on this album. I have to say after looking at some of the other reviews on this site I'm a little jealous of the people who were excited after listening to Fats Domino for the first time. I don't think I ever had an experience like that with this artist because he was always there. Still, this album gave me a lot of moments of discovery and delight. THIS IS FATS DOMINO is fantastic!
Had a great time with this today. Lots of fun tracks, great blues, and some very fine piano playing. A+.
What a blast! Just a good-time album here. I loved it!!!
“Blueberry Hill” has been a favorite since “Happy Days.” So much fun to listen to the whole album!
9/10. This was delightful
Ce n’est pas parfait comme enregistrement, les musiciens ne sont pas toujours su’a coche et c’est un peu répétitif, mais c’est l’essence du rock and roll.
Great Album. Blueberry Hill alone makes it great, but each song is amazing.
Yes! I was very excited I got this album today! Classic Rock 'n Roll! Don't know his work that well, but everyone know this man's Blueberry Hill. It's ashame Spotify doesn't have the licence for the whole album so I had to listen to the whole thing somewhere else, yarhg! Great album, I hope there's more like this in the future.
Nice and beautiful album, first time I listen too it.. And I like it..
This was a teriffic album! Fats Domino was revolutionary at his craft. Every song on this album is awesome! I can imagine hearing this in the 50's and how different it must have sounded. To be someone credited with influencing the king of rock and roll Elvis Presley! Fats' piano playing is flawless, and his bluesy lyric delivery make him stand out as one of the greats! The piano solo in La La is fantastic!! I love The swing style feel of this record. Favourite songs : all of them, but stand out songs include : Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday, La La, What's the Reason I'm Not Pleasing You, Poor Poor Me, Troubles of My Own Least favourite song: if forced to pick, The Fat Man's Hop only because it is an instrumental number 5/5
Listened to a similar record as couldn’t find this specific one. Didn’t realize how amazing it was. Definitely at the root of a lot of what I listen to to this day.
Can't go wrong with Fats. It's funny how its close to impossible to navigate through his album during the 50/60's. All named similar and with his wonderful face on the album covers.
Seems like there's a decent amount of jazz influence in this rock n' roll. Fats is a classic. If this site had half stars, it'd be closer to 3.5. Favorite tracks: "Blue Monday", "Reelin' and Rockin'"
Figura muito importante pro surgimento do rock. Influência grande nos Beatles.
- Classic blues. Aged better than I expected. Clear voice, clear instruments
Beautiful soulful songs, too bad it's missing about half the tracks on Spotify.
Nota 4 pelo valor histórico e pela influência de Fats na música e, claro é música de primeira
Blueberry hill is good
Finally, an album whose significance I can immediately understand. Some of the finest work of early rock n' roll. It would be nice if the recordings were a little better, but there's not much that can be done with that. Very upbeat album, even when he's singing the blues 4/5
Old fashioned but still worth the jam
A blues pioneer-- truly a fun listen.
Feels like I'm in a mob movie. I like it so far.
Loved it! Excellent Louisiana swing and blues. Messy and lots of fun. Great grooves!
Absolutely classic, not a weak track on here. There's no escaping the groove on any of these tracks thanks to the strong instrumentation and lyrics from Fats.
The master of rock n roll piano. The only song missing on this is Ain’t That a Shame. This is a good, short rocker that I can listen to over and over again. Also for being from the 50s, it is recorded very well. Favorite track: Blueberry Hill Least favorite track: You Done Me Wrong
I didn't find this album, but I listened through some greatest hits and am glad I did! What a legend, blending swing, blues, and early rock together to create upbeat, fun, and entertaining songs.
Early big band / pop solid
Good album, brilliant voice. Can't see myself revisiting it often but it's still nice to hear.
What’s not to like, just some easy listening that sounds great.
Some great piano, he is one of the kings 🤴
Good vocals. Love the Mardi Gras one!
An interesting mix of blues, jazz and rock. The recording privileges voice over the instruments which is a shame because it sounds like the playing is good. I like this.
I couldn't find the specific album so I can only give a four, but ever since I sat Treme I've loved me some Fats. My favourite of the early rock and roll era pioneers.
Nice little songs to enjoy!
This is a test
This is the kinda stuff I was hoping to discover on this list. I knew a few of these songs, but the whole record was great.
This knows what it is. Short, simple, sweet. Great sound that has established itself in everything leading up to today.
Lekker plaatje, ik hou wel van wat 'gedateerde' muziek, merk ik ;)
Unfortunately not fully available on Spotify, but fantastic song writing, stunning Voice, can tell song structures influenced future music in a huge way
R&B, piano-blues y swing. Rock&Roll primigenio, usa el piano como instrumento principal. Mucho rollo de Orleans. Corto y directo, bonito y divertido.
No one does it quite so well! Love it
Fun and fresh album! Despite being an antique by this point, most of the songs on this album are very good! While the old familiars like blueberry hill, blue Monday, and honey chile draw me in, I'm loving new discoveries like fat man hop. I rate it 3.5, but will up it to 4 due to a history handicap.
Had to reconstruct this album because it's not listed on Spotify. Pretty good though! Fats Domino sounds much different than I expected tbh (based on his name alone). As a man of no culture I tend to not like music from the 60s or earlier but I genuinely liked this work!
Solid album. I have not listened to him much, but respect his being the foundation for a lot of other music.
Sweet album, feel like it could be played anywhere and not be out of place. At the same time, nothing super stand-out-ish about it, just a pleasant listen all round.
Great music from the 1950s. 8.0/10
Н: Чилловый, вечерний, славный Э: под него хочется замешивать тесто для сдобных булочек
R&B/Soul/Blues. Smooth, easy, toe-tapping listening. This is what you think of when you think of soul/blues. Couldn't find the album on Spotify; sourced the songs and built a custom playlist.
In alcuni momenti mi sembrava di essere da Tiger, in altri a New Orleans. Molto carino
I’m disappointed that not all of this was on Spotify. I was really enjoying the sound of it.
What’s not to like here? The guy’s a legend and every song is super listenable even 60ish years later.
I hadn't realised how many classic tracks were on this album.
this wasnt on spotify- i used fats domino swings 1959 instead
Very early rock, rhythm and blues, pop. NIce simple but catchy arrangements with Fats Domino's signature voice leading the way. It's completely enjoyable and incredibly charming.
Couldn't find album. Listened to fats best of.
La parte del disco que estaba disponible en spotify me agradó, tiene buen ritmo, suena mucho al soundtrack usual que ponen películas y series para los 50. Todo bien, agradable, 8/10
never listened to him before... really good
Classic rock n roll, what's not to love. "Blueberry Hill" is era defining. Fave track - "La-La", or "Troubles of My Own" - they both have a backing rhythm that makes me think of a locomotive chugging away...
Really liked this as background music when cooking, can imagine playing it more
On the one hand, it's pretty much variations upon a theme. On the other hand, it's a damn fine theme. The singing, the rolling piano, the overall feel of everything - I suppose it's the limitations of the era's production that I'm enjoying, but there's such a warmth and lushness to it - that I found this album quite irresistible.
Man, I loved every song on this one. Each one just perfect, great energy, and aims to please. I liked this a lot!
-A nice old school rock and roll album -"Honey Chile" is catchy
I'm kind of a sucker for this old-style R&B/Rock. It just feels so pure. I listened to "Fats Domino Swings" since the linked album didn't allow all the tracks in the US, I think it's the same album? It all is good-feel music to me, without being saccharin.
Listened to this kind of early rock n roll with my dad on road trips and around town in the car. Solid.
The music sounds really old, but still I feel like it has aged quite well. A few good songs here, good voice, chilled and pleasant music.
Classic stuff that still sounds great.
This Is Fats Domino! by Fats Domino (1957 [sic]) Reviewing this album is problematic in that its 1956 (not 1957) mono release (Imperial #LP-9028) consists of a particular selection of songs, mostly previously released as mono singles. There was a later ‘reissue’ (Liberty #LP-12389, 1969) with synthetic stereo effects and a spliced composite of “Blueberry Hill” (Wikipedia, “This Is Fats Domino!”). This Is Fats Domino! is not available as an album on Apple Music or Amazon, but it is cobbled together on a Spotify playlist of other recordings of these same songs (in stereo) helpfully compiled by Spotify user “Rice” (hat tip to you, Rice). The Spotify ‘album’ linked to the 1001 Album Generator (2020 version) only allows play of six of the twelve original tracks, unless you have Spotify Premium, and I’m not playing that game. This review will treat “Rice’s” stereo collection and order as the ‘album’. Shame on everyone for their irrational fear of mono—the recording technique that Fats Domino and Imperial Records actually (and unavoidably) employed for the first fifteen years of his career. ‘Monophobes’ are the kind of people who would prefer a ‘colorized’ version of the black & white parts of The Wizard of Oz. Fats Domino was a giant (no pun) in the history of rock and roll, which he preferred to call “rhythm and blues” (These terms would undergo change in the 1960s). He was hugely (again, no pun) influential for later rock artists from Elvis Presley to John Lennon to Robert Plant, and all who in turn followed them, so basically everybody. His voice is quite pleasing (“What’s the Reason [I’m Not Pleasing You]”), with its confident tone and Creole-spiced diction. It is perfect for mono single play on classic jukebox and AM radio, especially on warm summer evenings down south, where a cold drink, minimal clothing, a handy hanky, a single bare ceiling bulb, flypaper, and a window fan would complete the ambience. This music puts me there, and it’s a nice place to be. Put away the headphones; this is small-speaker music. Domino selects keys that are vocally comfortable for his somewhat limited range, which results in occasional sharps on the bottom tonic, but it’s okay in the mix when the tenor sax has its own pitch approximations on the sharp side. One gets used to it. The ten tracks written by Domino himself are nice, simple lyrical constructions—classic versifications of standard R&B poetic tropes. There’s some very nice solo lead guitar on the closing track “Trust In Me”, sadly marred by the following trio of saxophones that are not quite together tonally. Overall, while not quite rising to the status of a classic, this very fine collection of songs is a rewarding listening experience. 4/5
Short, sharp, fun and straight to the point
This album makes me want to go to the Reservoir Lounge. Well to New Orleans really but The Res is much closer. To see how important Fats was, one needs only to look at the artists that covered him. The list includes those who changed music in a significant and positive way including John Lennon. His rolling piano (B Berry Hill being a great example) is classic and his voice is also excellent. This album is quite good but I'm not sure why this album was picked for 1001. It's a compilation which is probably the right way to go with an artist like FD but could they not find a compilation or live album that had more of his popular songs like The Fat Man, Ain't that a Shame and I'm Walking? The songs on the album are good but they don't include so many of the hits which I thought was the purpose of a compilation.
I listened to this album a few times because I wasn't sure what was so special about it. Fats was a big deal and he had some massive hits (Blueberry Hill is a classic). His voice is excellent (it gets stuck in your head) and his backing band is great too (his piano work is also very good). Take a song like La La, it's mostly those words plus his band (and his piano solo, which rocks) and it's great. Is that enough for this to be 4+ stars? The album is full of solid but perhaps unspectacular songs. Easy to like, but are you going to gush over it? Tough call; I started at a 3 but after a few listens it kept creeping up.
Blueberry Hill - Venice Feel Vibes and pretty short
Not for me but very good otherwise
Classic 50s rock n roll
Classic rock n roll. Songs still sound great today.
Hmmmmmm. Classic sound/fun, but obviously not something I would listen to randomly. Might be fun background party music.
What a classic! Fats sure could play the piano!!!
110. This is Fats Domino - Fats Domino 14 tracks. Longest track on album is 2:22 He really kept em short and sweet so I will too. Enjoyed this. 4/5
This was great.
Great mix of R&B songs and instrumentals.
A little treasure of early rock n roll! A joy from start to finish. Can’t help but smile at this (even through some dodgy lyrics that have not aged well). What a brilliant pianist.
A great compilation of some of hits that you’ve heard over the years. A look back at some classics we’re very familiar with. Pretty good from start to finish.
2/3/2022 Today's Album: "This is Fats Domino" by Fats Domino - This album is a blessing to my ears compared to the last one. These are a collection of 1950s blues tracks by Fats Domino and each of these tunes are surprisingly unique compared to most of the music that was creating blues melodies like this in the 50s and 60s. Whatever mic they recorded his voice with is excellent because his vocals absolutely shine through the mix. Theres some great solos and buildups throughout the record as well. Blue Monday stands out as a very full and soulful tracks. This sounds a lot like the Ray Charles record, but it came out a few years prior and is just very rich sounding. La La is simple but just shows how such a simple concept can be made a really fun 2 minute track. It's obviously a very creative person appealing to the tastes of music listeners at the time, so its a lot of very danceable tracks. Overall, an essential listen. Classic, yet unique tracks that are great to have in the background or foreground. Score: 8 Great Highlights: Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday, You Done Me Wrong, Reeling And Rocking
Fats Domino was a referent of the golden years of Rock'n'Roll. "Blueberry Hill" is a great song.
Nothing bad to say about this album except that it wasn't Spotify. Still fun to listen to though
Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Blueberry hill, Mardi gras
Smooth jams, daddio
Wow. Solid album, great voice, mellow and energizing energy at the same time. Soulful. Fun. More than a little blues-y. Not an indefinitely replayable album for me but excellent nonetheless. Fave track: Honey Chile. Classic in the BEST way.
delicinha de album
This kind of thing is the reason for my use of this site. It's hard to analyze these pioneering musical works, so I'll just remark that this is something that I'll surely listen to again in the future.
Love some deep origins rock and roll. Fats can really cook. You also have to give the man credit for calling himself "Fats" I never tire of this kind of thing.
I didn't listen to the album recommended to me. Instead, I listened to a Greatest Hits compilation called Walking to New Orleans, which includes the majority of the songs from this album. Going through the record, you can sense and hear the self-proclaimed Fat Man's influence on what would eventually be rock and roll. Despite the majority of the songs containing a set formula, that formula is consistent and gives off an aura of genuine greatness throughout; thus that can give the listener a song or two from his catalog to cherish. Favorites: The Fat Man, Going to the River, Please Don't Leave Me, Ain't That a Shame, I Can't Go On (Rosalie), Don't Blame It on Me, Blue Monday, I'm Walkin', I Want to Walk You Home, I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday, Walking to New Orleans.
The album was pretty good. Relatively short. I am familiar with Fats Domino so I knew what to expect. I did not want to skip any of the songs. I cannot pick one song and say definitely listen to this but all were pretty good. I will round up.
Das antiga, empolgante
I really dig it
Again one of these where, what am I going to say about this most classical of classic rock? So I’ll just ponder again the oddity of selection on the YT Music - all of the songs in question were easily found, but the “album” per se was not, I had to cobble a playlist together from compilations.
Detta är bra.
Who said the oldies can’t rock 💃🕺🧓🏼👴🏻
This is a great listen, but it's the only Fats album on the list, and it's not his best one. They should have included Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino. Best track: Blueberry Hill
p28. 1956. 4 stars. Feel-good primitive rock'n'roll that still sounds fresh today. Great sound, great production, great voice. The only thing missing is the same sense of excitement you get from a Little Richard or Jerry Lee Lewis track.
One of the old rock n roll classics on this list but I feel like some of the performances were a little lacking compared to, say, Little Richard. 7/10
Half the album is unavailable on Spotify :| besides that though, I really love the sound. It’s impossible to be unhappy while listening to his music. 7/10
Thanks to Hollywood, I just assume that the songs on this album are what the 1950s sounded like. Not bad, if true. Not bad at all.
Yeah man. What a voice!
Super hard to find album, ended up cobbling together based on the track listing on Wikipedia. Lots of fun regardless!
YEAHHHHH I LOVE FATS! The whole thing is not on Spotify, might look up later. I found it good shit.
j'ai vraiment aimé, voix juste et bonne instrumentation
While that name conjures an image of a pizza movie night for me, I know he's great considering how he made a Spotify playlist for himself in the '50s. Not to mention that the half-hour jam is composed of songs with freaking "la la" and "oh oh oh ooh" as choruses. Pure bluesy good vibe energy here. I loved it.
Classic 50s Jukebox
As a note, Spotify had half of this album restricted in Australia, so I had to make a playlist of it using other albums of his. • He has a fantastic voice that I think would suit any song • The songs all have very happy sounds • I don’t think there are any songs that are significantly better than the rest, it’s just a very good album altogether. However, I think the first impression Blueberry Hill made was great. Favourite song: Blueberry Hill
This is an album of classics
First time listening to fats domino, only knew him by name. Great songs, short but all very happy. Favourite songs: - blueberry hill - blue monday - so long
Fats Domino was playing rock n roll before anyone knew what rock n roll was and he said as much. He is a pioneer of the genre who did not get the respect he deserved though he was well respected by his contemporaries such as Elvis. This album is great as a piece of history, though it is clearly dated at this point. It's a bridge between the black R&B of the 1940s and early 1950 and rock n roll as a popular genre
Couldn’t get all songs from Spotify
Addictive. Not really what I would choose to listen to, butI still played it back to back 5 times. Great stuff.
Fats is a good band leader-style artist. His voice is distinctive. This is pop-style blues here. I'm not sure I feel the soul of the music, but it's still good stuff. For those struggling to find the album, here is a link: https://youtu.be/pFlvEdcypxU
This is a blueprint, a template, a guide book, a whole damned education in what Rock and Roll (emphasis on the Roll) should sound like
Couldn't find this album on Spotify, so listened to "Fats" Relaxed, bluesy, fun
Great blues singing. Fav tracks Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday - 4/5
A pleasant pioneering album, with some classic tracks and a solid, fun listen. It's not the most memorable, and also one of the hardest to find to listen to in 2022, but well worth the hunt.
What an awesome voice. Not all songs were available but the ones that were I really enjoyed. 3.5 but rounds up to 4.
This type of music just always makes me happy. Fats has such a clear tone of voice and he makes it sound effortless
It rocks.. it rolls.. it's Fats.. it's great
Unfortunately not all of the tracks are available on Spotify. Cheery and joyful album! Liked it :) Saved tracks: Honey Chile, Blue Monday, La La
The album this linked to on Spotify has half of it marked as Unplayable for some reason, but I dug around a bit and found a playlist of the correct tracks someone had made. I'm glad I did, this is a great album! New to me, but I recognised a few songs and new of the artist. Not something I'd listen to often, but miles better than that Elvis shite I got a few weeks back!
I enjoyed this a lot.
What a fantastic short and sweet blues rock n roll album. Really enjoyed almost every song. Felt like I should have been listening to it in a smoke filled bar wearing a fedora. Highlights were "Blue Monday", "Reeling and Rocking" and "Blueberry Hill".
Many classics that I had no idea were Fats Domino. Good to put a face to a sound.
Who doesn’t love The Fat Man?!
25th November 2022 Listened while going round Tesco getting bits in for Caroline, Ian and the girls to come and stay. Classic rock and roll, Fats has such a rich voice making him stand out in a crowded field.
Fantastic, swinging, rocking music from one of the giants of rock'n'roll. Every track is two or three minutes of fine, focused and groovy dance music, delivered with that great, deep voice. Blueberry Hill is rightly the standout track but they are all good
Closer to a 3.5. Very energetic, which I appreciate. Take my rating with a grain of salt, as half the album is missing from spotify
Nice, easy soul and blues
5/10 FT: Blueberry hill
Sadly not all songs were available but still fun
A 50’s artist I’ve always fucked with. Fats was that dude
rock n roll meh
Interessante, musicalidade da época, agradável demais, leve.
Not bad but not amazing 6.5/10
Love Fats' voice and his range; from upbeat to soulful. Superb piano and timing at 1:08 on "La La". A showcase in finger dexterity! Would have to be in a certain mood to play this so will rate 3/5.
Interesting to hear and learn about the artist and that time but nothing more
Swingt de pan uit deze nummers, bijvoorbeeld het intermezzo in Where did you stay. Opname kwaliteit is niet fantastische; de microfoon gaat bij hogere volumes van bijvoorbeeld de zang wat meezingen / meeresoneren zo lijkt het. Stereo mix is ook opvallend, de zang zit vaak alleen rechts. Vooral muzikaal een leuk album, maar wel een beetje let down door de opname kwaliteit en mastering imo.
Ok but kinda boring compared to rock and roll
Only because some songs couldn’t be played in Spotify.
This was pleasant.
1. Really cool intro song, I love the chorus a lot. I like how the drums are the last element to stop playing too. 2. The accenting of the beats is cool, and I think the overall instrumental is pretty nice. 3. Felt short, but the bass on it is really cool, as high pitched as it is. 4. Piano really accents the entire song, love it. 5. Laid back groove, like it a lot. 6. Liked it. 7. Liked it as well. 8. Nice song. 9. Horns pop off in this one. 10. Interesting piano part, I love how it kind of sets up the song at the start. 11. Cool song. 12. Liked it.
Classic rock blues, but not something I'll listen to often.
Short, uplifting rock-and-roll songs, old-school!
every song sound kinda same, but its cool
Why did I think Fats was only jazz and not bebop?
Couldn't access full album
Unfortunately Spotify only has about half of the album. What I heard I liked!
Lots unavailable on Spotify.
I'm totally not into these type of "oldies", but will give it a 3-star rating because "Blueberry Hill" is a fine song.
Note: I could not find the titled album, so I listened to his "Greatest Hits: Walking To New Orleans" instead. This is another one of those cases where something is important for historical reasons but not necessarily good by modern standards. Yes, Fats Domino was a very influential person in musical history and I don't mean to downplay his skills or contributions at all, but this album simply did not do it for me. To start, the actual quality of the recording is very poor by modern standards. On my modern hi-fi system, it still sounded like I was listening to a cheap wonky jukebox in a 50's diner somewhere. Maybe the masters are simply low quality and cannot be improved upon, but any sort of restoration attempt would be greatly appreciated. The music itself falls into the Seinfeld trap: it may have been innovative when it first came out, but now that it's been copied and iterated on a million times, the originals feel quaint, dated, and cliched.
Great voice, super old style of music that doesn't do it for me now. Historic influencer of Elvis and many others... just not my speed today.
C’est bon mais je n’ai pas ete epoustoufle. L’album n’est pas long. 3*
Half the album not available on Spotify. Nice old school rock and roll.
I didn’t realize Fats Domino was such a popular early rock ‘n roll artist. Also didn’t know he was from New Orleans. Good listen.
Hail Fats! Especially Garland Jeffreys gives more than: 2.5