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This Is Fats Domino

Fats Domino

1957

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This Is Fats Domino

Rating

3.37

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5

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

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5

Big up Fats Domino!! My grandads favourite artist, and he'd murder me if I gave this any less than 5.

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5

I love oldies and loved all the songs on this album!

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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

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5

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.

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5

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.

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5

BANGERS

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5

Classic. Loved it.

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5

Classic soul from Fats! Great album, but the songs are hard to find.

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5

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.

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5

I adore the vibes of this. It's a joy to listen to, very easy-going and just fun!

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5

Loved it

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5

yes. great. thoroughly enjoyed. pass me a sherry doris

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5

Me gustó y ya. Sin duda, aguante los negros y su cañona creación de la música moderna. Fav: Blue Monday

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5

Foundin father de la música popular.

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5

An excellent bridge between eras of popular music from a versatile performer.

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5

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

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5

Timeless spirit of rock n roll in its early days. Legendary.

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5

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!

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очень приятный ритм-н-блюз, стильно, ритмично, голос кайф

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5

Really liked this.

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5

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.

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5

Love it

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5

The album finds a hot mitosis of soul and blues, a great insight to the times.

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5

Honestly some of my fav classics that I didn’t even know were Fats Domino 😬

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5

Wonderful. I’m from the 70s so miss stay missed this genre. Listened to it 3 times today

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5

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.

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5

What a treasure, great music.

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5

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!

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5

Had a great time with this today. Lots of fun tracks, great blues, and some very fine piano playing. A+.

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5

What a blast! Just a good-time album here. I loved it!!!

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5

“Blueberry Hill” has been a favorite since “Happy Days.” So much fun to listen to the whole album!

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5

9/10. This was delightful

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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.

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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'"

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Figura muito importante pro surgimento do rock. Influência grande nos Beatles.

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4

- Classic blues. Aged better than I expected. Clear voice, clear instruments

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Beautiful soulful songs, too bad it's missing about half the tracks on Spotify.

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Nota 4 pelo valor histórico e pela influência de Fats na música e, claro é música de primeira

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Blueberry hill is good

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Muy bueno!

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4

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

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4

Old fashioned but still worth the jam

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A blues pioneer-- truly a fun listen.

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Feels like I'm in a mob movie. I like it so far.

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Loved it! Excellent Louisiana swing and blues. Messy and lots of fun. Great grooves!

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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.

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4

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

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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.

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Early big band / pop solid

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4

Good album, brilliant voice. Can't see myself revisiting it often but it's still nice to hear.

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4

What’s not to like, just some easy listening that sounds great.

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4

Some great piano, he is one of the kings 🤴

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4

Good vocals. Love the Mardi Gras one!

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4

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.

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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.

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4

Nice little songs to enjoy!

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This is a test

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4

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.

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4

This knows what it is. Short, simple, sweet. Great sound that has established itself in everything leading up to today.

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4

Lekker plaatje, ik hou wel van wat 'gedateerde' muziek, merk ik ;)

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Unfortunately not fully available on Spotify, but fantastic song writing, stunning Voice, can tell song structures influenced future music in a huge way

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Clasdic

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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.

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No one does it quite so well! Love it

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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.

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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!

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4

Good music

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4

pretty decent

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4

Solid album. I have not listened to him much, but respect his being the foundation for a lot of other music.

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4

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.

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4

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.

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Great music from the 1950s. 8.0/10

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Н: Чилловый, вечерний, славный Э: под него хочется замешивать тесто для сдобных булочек

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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.

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In alcuni momenti mi sembrava di essere da Tiger, in altri a New Orleans. Molto carino

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I’m disappointed that not all of this was on Spotify. I was really enjoying the sound of it.

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4

What’s not to like here? The guy’s a legend and every song is super listenable even 60ish years later.

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I hadn't realised how many classic tracks were on this album.

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this wasnt on spotify- i used fats domino swings 1959 instead

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4

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.

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Couldn't find album. Listened to fats best of.

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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

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4

never listened to him before... really good

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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...

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Really liked this as background music when cooking, can imagine playing it more

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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.

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4

Man, I loved every song on this one. Each one just perfect, great energy, and aims to please. I liked this a lot!

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4

-A nice old school rock and roll album -"Honey Chile" is catchy

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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.

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Listened to this kind of early rock n roll with my dad on road trips and around town in the car. Solid.

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4

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.

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Classic stuff that still sounds great.

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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

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4

Short, sharp, fun and straight to the point

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4

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. 

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4

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.

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4

Blueberry Hill - Venice Feel Vibes and pretty short

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4

Not for me but very good otherwise

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4

Classic 50s rock n roll

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4

Classic rock n roll. Songs still sound great today.

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4

Hmmmmmm. Classic sound/fun, but obviously not something I would listen to randomly. Might be fun background party music.

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4

What a classic! Fats sure could play the piano!!!

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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

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4

This was great.

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4

4 stars

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Great mix of R&B songs and instrumentals.

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4

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.

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4

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.

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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

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4

Fats Domino was a referent of the golden years of Rock'n'Roll. "Blueberry Hill" is a great song.

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4

Nothing bad to say about this album except that it wasn't Spotify. Still fun to listen to though

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Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Blueberry hill, Mardi gras

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Smooth jams, daddio

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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.

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4

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.

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4

delicinha de album

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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.

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4

3.5

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Das antiga, empolgante

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4

Yes.

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I really dig it

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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.

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4

Detta är bra.

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4

Who said the oldies can’t rock 💃🕺🧓🏼👴🏻

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4

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

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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.

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4

Pretty great

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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

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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

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Nice, easy soul and blues

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5/10 FT: Blueberry hill

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Sadly not all songs were available but still fun

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A 50’s artist I’ve always fucked with. Fats was that dude

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3

rock n roll meh

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Interessante, musicalidade da época, agradável demais, leve.

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3

Not bad but not amazing 6.5/10

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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.

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Interesting to hear and learn about the artist and that time but nothing more

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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.

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3

Ok but kinda boring compared to rock and roll

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3

Only because some songs couldn’t be played in Spotify.

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3

This was pleasant.

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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.

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3

Classic rock blues, but not something I'll listen to often.

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Short, uplifting rock-and-roll songs, old-school!

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every song sound kinda same, but its cool

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Why did I think Fats was only jazz and not bebop?

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Couldn't access full album

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3

Unfortunately Spotify only has about half of the album. What I heard I liked!

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3

Lots unavailable on Spotify.

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I'm totally not into these type of "oldies", but will give it a 3-star rating because "Blueberry Hill" is a fine song.

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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.

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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.

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C’est bon mais je n’ai pas ete epoustoufle. L’album n’est pas long. 3*

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Half the album not available on Spotify. Nice old school rock and roll.

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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.

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Hail Fats! Especially Garland Jeffreys gives more than: 2.5

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3.5 - Love the vibe and the sound. Long live Fats.

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I lost interest after a few songs. They all started to sound the same

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3/5

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good

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Best gezellig.

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old school boogie woogie. is it good? is it bad? more of a pleasant artifact than something I can truly get into.

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Nice, but not my taste

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Fun stuff, good background music. Good porch-sitting-beer-drinking music.

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Great name for a person. It takes swagger to call yourself an obese name and make it cool. Fats Domino. Minnesota Fats. Matt's old cat JJ. I really like Domino's locomotive shuffle. Really stands out compared to other 50s rock n rollers I've heard, which is basically Little Richard and Elvis. I'd put this on again while making eggs on a Sunday. B

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not sure how to classify him... r&b? Rock? Soul (is that its own thing?) it's all right -- got a little rhythm to it I'll call it R&B -- I guess it's the ORIGINAL Rock!! 3/5, although it might grow on me and get a better score later...

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Es parte de la historia de la música

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Liked everything on here. 2 or 3 absolute crackers

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lovely stuff

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Lovely stuff - it’s rock n roll baby

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Some very, very good rock'n'roll. Unfortunately, I'm just never crazy into pre-60s rock, no matter how good it is. All in all a nice and listenable record, but nothing that draws me in significantly.

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Funky. Made me feel classy

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Really nice, easy listening. Not something I think I'd go out of my way to listen to again though.

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Incredible R&B energy and sound. These guys really were mugged off from their own music.

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Album bello, un bel po' datato, nulla di rivoluzionario ascoltarlo nel 2021. Molto piacevole pero`

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its ok.

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Nothing wrong with some old school rock and roll.

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Fats Domino is a legend, and his piano tunes are toe-tapping in this solid album. Blueberry Hill is one of my all time favorite songs. Unfortunately, at being 65 years old, the album is definitely hindered by its age to stand out.

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Classic music which reminded me of all the fallout games. Great, unlikely to listen too again but still very solid

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Good album, nice style

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Good fun … just know them all without consciously seeking them out

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That is Fats

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It's tricky to rate this album. I don't think the full album is on Spotify, so I'm not sure if I'm rating this correctly. Still the songs I did hear were all pretty good. Nothing really stood out except the big hit "Blueberry Hill". Still not too bad. I bet it was more impactful when it came out.

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It's impossible to not love Fats Domino. I can picture myself in a bar in New Orleans right now listening to this album. Favorite Tracks: "Blueberry Hill" "Blue Monday"

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I like and respect what he does but probably not my cup of tea on a regular basis. Great soft voice

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The true king. This is the R&B teaching Rock and Roll how it should sound.

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Songs were shorter than what I am used to from this style of music, but each song has a unique feel. Decent listen, but I will be adding a handful to my jazz and blues playlists.

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Wasn't crazy about the album, but I know if I was seeing this live I'd enjoy it much more

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Foundational pieces to rock and roll that do not have the energy of Bo Diddley.

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Classics. Building blocks of rock.

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He's not THAT fat. Enjoyed the album. Poor Me was my highlight, so it's a shame that wasn't available on Spotify.

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Very enjoyable New Orleans grooves that hook you in instantly. The more raucous they are the better IMO, for that street parade kinda feel. Can't work out if I've heard Blueberry Hill before but it's got the feel of a timeless classic to it. A genre I wouldn't choose to listen to very often, but when I do maybe this'll be my go-to album. 3.5.

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would like to bop to in a 50s dancehall

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alright, not a heavy rotation one

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good singer

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I don’t really know how to rate this. I recognise that this is important in music history but I didn’t engage with it at all.

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Quite liked this, not my normal listening genre but still it was enjoyable and you can see where early rock and roll/jive/blues has its roots

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Rock and roll clásico

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Interesting as a milestone in the history of rock - but not sure I'd listen to it too much for pleasure

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Spicy spicy dicey dicey! Jazz music was nice not my forte.

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The issue with listening to highly influential and groundbreaking music is that you need to put yourself back to the period that it came out to appreciate just how new and innovative it was back in the day because folks would copy this new style so it gets lost in history. Fats was in this category. So although I wouldn’t seek this out to listen to it, I recognize it for being groundbreaking

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The reason most of us have heard of Fats is because of Blueberry Hill or Ain’t That a Shame, neither of which I've liked much, so I wasn’t looking forward to this review. But I was pleased that the rest of the album has a nice feel to it, especially the more up-tempo tracks and the accompanying sax. Apparently, he’d said that he was nothing special or new, he was just playing the New Orleans R&B that had been kickin’ around for 15 years. Of the artists I know from that era, they were edgier (and arguably, had better voices) but Fats had a more radio-friendly sound and was an endearing live performer. As a side note, the 1001 YouTube playlist has none of the same songs of the 1001 Spotify playlist.

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Pioneering stuff. Clean production. More varied than the songs popular on the radio would suugest.

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Although I tend to group Fats Domino with other blues players, I found this a lot simpler than other albums by blues players that I've heard. Simple is not necessarily a bad thing, but here I was expecting a bit more from him. I respect Fats Domino because he broke so much ground as a rock and roll artist. I might put this on again, maybe as background music. It's just not hitting me emotionally.

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Real rating 3.5

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Yeah oldies rock n roll stuff. Fun little listen. 3/5.

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It is what it is but its nice.

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Great album

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A few good songs but honestly feels more historically important than actually good a lot of the time.

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3

Great stuff. Not really an album, but a load of enjoyable hits.

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Decent, bluesy swingy, really enjoyed it, never heard of him. 3/5

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Could be worse Highlight tracks: 3, 6, 12

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Swingy but boring at some point.

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Some good old-fashioned rock & roll. Enjoyed the first couple of songs, but then it got a little repetitive.

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Fats Domino is always good to hear.

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Eh. very early Rock and Roll stuff. Kinda fun, very different era

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Didn't finish it. Not my cup of tea but the music is not bad.

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Great

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The short length of each tracks either serves the songs to be concise and memorable, or they fail to grab interest. A decent, if forgettable, jazz record.' BEST TRACKS: Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday WORST TRACKS: La La, You Done Me Wrong

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Pretty fun stuff!

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This was enjoyable but didn't leave a particular mark on me I have to say.

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I loved this but my day/brain was too busy to really listen probably it's not fair to say it didn't grab me because not many albums would have my workday was so insane. I did love and appreciate the vibes and like this style of music so I'll go with 3. If I wasn't a few hundred albums behind I would listen again but alas...

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Second biggest selling rock n roll act after Elvis. You can imagine John Candy serving giant pancakes with this album playing in the background. McCartney was listening - that's a good enough stamp of approval for me. Best Tracks: Blueberry Hill; Honey Chile; Blue Monday

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Great lead off to the week....

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A classic rock and roll/boogie woogie album, with mostly danceable fast tempo tracks. "Honey Chile" and "Blue Monday" are great song and the rendition of "What's the Reason (I'm Not Pleasing You)" is fun. Fats had a great voice for his style.

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Pleasant.

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Not bad actually, one of the better ones

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Boogie Woogie!

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Chill

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It rocks, it rolls. It has rhythm, it has blues. Straightforward music that is still fun to listen to today. Now I wish I was on my way to a sock hop.

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Wasn’t able to listen to all songs on Spotify. What I heard was good. Recognized the song Blueberry Hill.

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3/5 good but not enough

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Another one not on Apple Music, had to frankenstein this together from some compilation albums but we got it. Fats is a pioneer in the early honky-tonk rock and roll style, and he belongs in the same discussion as guys like Little Richard and Chuck Berry. He made the piano cool, and he's got a great voice and presence on every track. The music is definitely dated, and I felt it sounded very same-y throughout but definitely foundational stuff that belongs on this list. And "Blueberry Hill" is an all-timer. Favorite tracks: Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday, Troubles of My Own, The Fat Man. Album art: I know it's not what's shown on this site. Looking elsewhere I see an old-school style cover that's mostly pink with a huge Fats head and tiny body playing piano. I really dig that one. 3.5/5

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Big fan of the oldie classics-esp. Fats D

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Blueberry Hill is a banger

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Nice New Orleans Blue style album, but unfortunately the old school production and Domino's lyrics doesn't do much for my attention span and my taste

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Sunday Monday Happy Days

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Excellent album de la part de cet enorme balourd, qui m'a même fait songer a lui accorder la note de 4/5. Malheureusement, les bruits de miettes intempestifs présents ici et là tout au long de l'écoute m'ont dérangé, et je parlerai même pas de l'énorme gargouillement ventral de fin d'album.

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Ce gars-là combat la grossophobie avec un panache hors du commun.

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nothing special

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Enjoyable. Nothing I would choose to listen to. 3/5

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Boomer jazz, kinda fun but not the best early jazz we've had on the list. A little too much 12 bar blues for me

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Historic album and great style. I can’t hrp thinking you needed to hear thus man live to fully appreciate him!

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Just not really my thing, obviously sounds dated to my ear. Some undeniably catchy tunes. Best song: Blueberry Hill

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Like this kind of music

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For me, any of the compilation discs of greatest hits is the way to go with Fats

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Blueberry Hill teleported me immediately to my late grandparents' kitchen. While obviously much more a song of their youth, it reminds me of visiting them in the nineties - their dark red stone kitchen with the bird chirping in the corner.

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Old fashioned, but pretty funky.

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I liked this album. I like the rolling bluesy piano. I liked the fact that I did not hear Blueberry Hill which is a song that never really worked for me. I liked that most songs it was just Fats' voice no cheesy backup vocals. So I liked this better than most 50s albums. 3.5 🌟

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Day 11: Very good album, Never heard of Fats Domino or any of these songs before, Was pleasantly surprised. Cant really peg any of the songs are being weak points and while some were hard to find on Spotify I used YouTube for many of them. A lot of the songs we're really good but I did feel like the album's later half did fall short compared to the first half. Overall I wouldn't have an issue re-listening to this album and many of the songs, I would also have no issues if I got more albums like this in the future. Favourite Songs: Honey Chile, Blueberry Hill, What's the Reason I'm Not Pleasing You

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Jammer

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Parp! Toot!

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Enjoyable - hell yeah. Will I go back to it again, probably not. Then again start any album with Blueberry Hill and you've got a strong start. So much better than some of the crap we get nowadays, but I guess the crap from yesteryear doesn't make it to this list.

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nice blues rock a shame im missing half the album on spotify

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7/10 Best Song - Blueberry Hill

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early R&B/Jazz. cool to hear the roots, hard to get excited about this kind of music today though. sounds much the same as a lot of artists in this genre in this era

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Couldn't get the whole album. This style of music as never done it for me.

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Meh jazz, didn’t really listen to all the songs

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Not bad, but not my style.

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Wasn't able to listen to the whole album since it wasn't available. Nonetheless, a fun little early R&B album but nothing that really stood out to me

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my grandma use to sing me blueberry hill. not my kind of music, but it could be fun background listening.

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Couldn't get on with it even though there are classic songs on it.

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It was fine

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Quaint and bopping. I could imagine dancing to this in poodle skirt at a soda fountain. This is the album that “created rock and roll” right? I suppose it deserves more stars and credit for that, ahead of its time and stuff. “So Long” and “Blue Monday” were particularly Valium soft and slow and enjoyable. But ultimately rock has evolved so far beyond this it seems rudimentary.

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All good songs but they all sound the same.

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Interesting from a music history perspective but that's it.

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Is this a best of? Fats Domino an important figure in rock and roll and listening to this was enjoyable, but only to a point and I say with a great deal of certainty that I will never revisit his album.

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Fats greatest hits! What a treat! What a bastard treat.

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Is this a best of? Fats Domino an important figure in rock and roll and listening to this was enjoyable, but only to a point and I say with a great deal of certainty that I will never revisit his album.

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Not my jam

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Enjoyed hearing some familiar melodies and definitely understand how this kind of artist built the foundation for pop music. Would like to explore this genre and style more- clearly a lot of vocal and instrumental talent is requires. That being said it is quite simple and paired back in today's standards so I probably will not revisit often.

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fats domino

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Not my cup, but I recognize how big this must have been back then to have sold 65 million records.

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Look I love Blueberry Hill, sung along with this one. But the rest just sound the same...Sorry Chubby only 2 stars

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Super boppy and a very bluesy album overall. This style of music would have been a staple at numerous parties and events from the late 50s onwards. Best: Blueberry Hill Worst: The Fat Man's Hop Spotify did not have the entire album, had to resort to finding the songs on YouTube to complete my listen.

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One of those albums where I can 100% see why it's on here for historical significance. It's not a bad album by any stretch but it's also not terribly interesting in a "Seinfeld is unfunny" kind of way.

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Straight ahead blues rock n roll piano. Might have been ground breaking once, but now it's just well executed and sung big band 50s rock n roll.

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a parte che metà delle canzoni su Spotify non ci sono, è un grande classico swingone ricolmo di fiati. Pure piacevole, però ecco, è quella roba lì

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All tracks weren't available in spotify, at least in my country but for what i heard (8 tracks) there is nothing really special here.

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Well, historic album. Great piano playing but I wouldn't listen to it by choice

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I love Fats Domino just as much as anyone with functioning ears. The man deserves more love than he currently gets. That being said, albums weren't exactly where he focused his efforts. This collection of songs starts off pretty good, but the second half doesn't really stand on its own. I'd recommend the "Fats Domino Swings" album instead, which has all of his biggest and best hits (including "Ain't That A Shame"). Also, it's on spotify!

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Wasn't impressed by his voice. I'm sure it was revolutionary at the time, but this 50s stuff I just can't get into.

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Hard to rate as Spotify doesn't have the whole album but it sounded good. I like Blueberry Hill from 12 monkeys

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The full album is not on Spotify, but I'm absolutely not a fan of this kind of music and I don't think the 6 missing tracks would have made a difference.

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mauvaise journée

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A mi chemin entre cultissime et nul à chier.

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Respect aux anciens mais c'était chiant

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Too archaic (sound quality included) for me to appreciate in any other manner than the historical one.

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Sorry Fats Domino, you win points for Blueberry Hill but it just ain't my scene. Good Fallout music, but I can't see myself ever listening to anything but the first track again.

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Anyone who loves nothing more than winding down their window whilst driving and belting out whatever modern music they’re into at the time is really not going to dig this. He plays a trumpet...big deal! The music is so dated and not enjoyable at all. Remove it from this list please...for everyone’s sake.

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dont like this bruhv

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nej

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Когда то было круто, наверное

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An oldie but a…meh.

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no

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not my cuppa tea ngl

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Bien para poner de fondo al limpiar, animado, no estridente.

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Classic 50s bops.

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