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This Is Fats Domino

Fats Domino

1957

This Is Fats Domino
Album Summary

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".

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3.36

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Genres
Blues
Rock
Soul
Rock And Roll

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

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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Mon Apr 12 2021
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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Wed Apr 21 2021
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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Thu Sep 09 2021
4

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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Mon Apr 12 2021
5

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

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Tue Jul 11 2023
3

That was diverting. It’s fun. It felt a little … reserved… I’m not sure how much of that is a crappy YouTube upload which made it feel like the production was all over the place which may be the case as it may have been recorded over a number of dates. Blueberry Hill is a classic. I love the horn hit at the beginning of each bar in Honey Chile. Trust in Me was another highlight. Wished the levels were up a bit on the piano cause that sounds like it was smoking.

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Thu Dec 07 2023
3

The two Blue songs were the best.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

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

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Mon May 03 2021
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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Tue Mar 09 2021
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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Mon Apr 12 2021
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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Mon Nov 06 2023
4

Ik vin dit wel lekker hoor in de avonduurtjes

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Tue Jul 11 2023
3

Har fortfarande inte drabbats av the boogielywoogielyflu men de verkar ju ha det trevligt.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
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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Thu Jul 08 2021
5

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

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Mon Apr 12 2021
5

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

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Mon Jul 26 2021
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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Mon Jul 26 2021
5

Foundin father de la música popular.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
5

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

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Sun Sep 19 2021
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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Sat Oct 02 2021
5

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

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Wed Oct 06 2021
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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Wed Oct 06 2021
5

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

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Thu Nov 11 2021
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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Fri Nov 19 2021
5

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

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Fri Nov 19 2021
5

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

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Fri Dec 17 2021
5

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

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Fri Jan 28 2022
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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Thu Feb 24 2022
5

What a treasure, great music.

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Fri Apr 01 2022
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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Fri Apr 01 2022
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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Fri Apr 01 2022
5

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

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Fri Apr 01 2022
5

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

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Sat Jun 04 2022
5

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.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
5

Great Album. Blueberry Hill alone makes it great, but each song is amazing.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

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.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
5

Nice and beautiful album, first time I listen too it.. And I like it..

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Mon Oct 10 2022
5

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

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Sat Oct 15 2022
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.

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Sun Dec 11 2022
5

I always get rather excited when I get a very old album or a very new one to listen to. It seems like at least 50% of the albums in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die are from the 70’s, so the outliers such as Fats Domino are markedly different to the majority. Songs I already knew: Blueberry Hill Favourites: Blueberry Hill, La La, Trust In Me Despite not hearing much Fats Domino prior to today, when I was around 10 years old in 2000, I was somewhat obsessed with Buddy Holly and the Crickets, and this album has a very similar vibe to them. Rock doesn’t really roll any more like it used to - there are plenty of rock bands still making good music, but very few that I’d consider rock and roll. Fats Domino delivers very well here, which excellent use of instruments, and an excellent voice to go with it. A fantastic album that I’d recommend to anybody that likes the oldies.

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Thu Dec 15 2022
5

I had to cobble this together from compilations as the album is not available on Apple Music, but I loved it regardless. I never get tired of 50s rock and roll.

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Fri Jan 13 2023
5

This a wonderful OG rock and roll album. The songs are a blast and you can feel his love for music in each and every one of them.

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Tue Jan 24 2023
5

Great album, even today the sounds, vocals and music are fresh and noteworthy!

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Thu Jan 26 2023
5

Pioneren av klassisk, 50-talls rock&roll -har ikke hørt gjennom et helt album av Fats Domino før, men dette var gøy! Fantastisk pianospill!

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Tue Jan 31 2023
5

Blueberry Hill- 8.7 Honey Chile- 8 What's the Reason I'm Not Pleasing You- 8.4 Blue Monday- 8.3 So Long- 8.5 La La- 8.2 Goin' Home- 7.5 Mardi Gras in New Orleans- 8 Not all tracks were on Spotify and extra points for being consistently good...

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Sat Mar 25 2023
5

It was a pain in the ass to have to supplement the missing songs with YouTube videos but it was still a really, really good album. This is just some good time music. I need more Fats in my musical diet (hat har har) but seriously I loved this. P.S. Blue Monday may be completely different from the song of the same name that New Order would later record, but I absolutely adored it.

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Wed Apr 19 2023
5

This shit goes so hard. Take me back

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Sat Jun 03 2023
5

Essential early rock n roll flavored by New Orleans jazz. Careens to 27 breathless minutes and every one is a delight.

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Sat Jun 10 2023
5

I was shocked at how much I liked this. For a 66 year old compilation, the music somehow still feels fresh. I love the way Fats blows out the mic, I love the timbre of the backing brass, and I love how each song has it's own unique beat and vibe; the album exudes energy. It took a real genius to make this music in the pre-rock-and-roll era.

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Thu Jul 13 2023
5

Listening to this is like listening to the foundations for most of the music we listen to now. Plus it's still toe-tappingly good. 'Blue Monday' is just so so good and of course Fats couldn't have done it without Dave Bartholomews help- what an amazing time to have been in the studio with them. This should never be forgotten.

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Fri Aug 11 2023
5

A+ 10/10 Five Stars Would listen to repeatedly

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Mon Aug 28 2023
5

That was excellent, I definitely listen to his other works !

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Wed Sep 06 2023
5

Didn't get to hear all of this because Spotify, but what I did hear, I loved. I have always thought of Mr Domino as old and stuffy due to some of the songs he recorded being so well-known, but that period that was the birth of rock and roll, coming out of some amazing hard-edged rhythm and blues, is far too easily overlooked. Definitely one I will play again, and 'Mardi Gras' was indeed a happy and unexpected bonus track here.

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Mon Sep 25 2023
5

Iconic. The album was a little tricky to find but once I did ohhhhhhhh buddy

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Tue Sep 26 2023
5

A classic. Enjoyed it very much

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Tue Oct 10 2023
5

It’s such a shame that “Ain’t That A Shame” wasn’t on this complication album. I’ve gotta give it a 4-star just for that. “Ain’t That A Shame” is a 5-star song, though.

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Tue Oct 10 2023
5

Classic. Who wouldn't love Fats Domino

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Wed Oct 18 2023
5

I have absolutely no idea if I've been listening to the "right" Fats Domino, but what I have been listening to, I have enjoyed a great deal. I think I have a couple of compilation CDs somewhere. Truly a great, an inspiration to so many artists and set the direction of western music for a generation.

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Fri Oct 27 2023
5

Old school. Jazz. Good vibes and fun !

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Sat Nov 11 2023
5

Really good! Not necessarily one of my go to types of music, but this album is brilliant. Fun, and really well put together :)

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Fri Nov 17 2023
5

First time listening to this. Sounds great! I love this singer! And will definitely explore more stuff! :)

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Sat Nov 18 2023
5

Great sound, great voice. Very nostalgic for me, as reminded me of my father's record collection.

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Tue Nov 21 2023
5

Love a bit of soul and Fats certainly knows how to deliver 👍🏼😎⭐️

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Sat Nov 25 2023
5

Five Stars. What more can be said about Fats Domino? Well, actually… I think a lot can be said about him, and about the selection of pre-60’s music for the list. The compiler doesn’t seem to know what to do with music pre-Beatles. In fact it feels like he regards it as a chore. Fats was one of the original Rock n Rollers, but like most early pop music his stuff wasn’t intended to be sat down and listened to as an album in the way we think of today. The fact that we got a lot of good albums out of the weird mixed system that was around is a miracle akin to the amount of Euripedes we still have; you keep around/keep putting out enough and some of them are gonna stick. But this means that the representation of the pre-album era is kinda spotty. We do get a lot of the greats: Fats, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, but miss out on Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry, because they didn’t put out those miraculous good albums. Surely Bo Diddley deserves more of a spot on the list than Louis Prima or the Louvin Brothers? So what does this have to do with Fats Domino specifically? This is Fats Domino is not his best album, it’s probably only put on the list because it’s the one with Blueberry Hill on. I think it’d have been better to include compilations on the list, like Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums did. It would allow for a better representation of important artists who aren’t on this list, Hank Williams being a prime example, and would potentially reduce the glut of late 60’s, late 90’s and early 00’s albums that seem to have only been put on to make up space. Fats Domino by all means deserves a spot on this list. But he deserves better representation than one random album just to save face

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Wed Nov 29 2023
5

I like this oldies Soul sound... Never heard of him before though. Maybe I'll recognize some of the songs. Wow according to the wiki, he was a big influence on Elvis and the Beetles! There were 6 tracks not available on Spotify but I'm going to find them on YouTube. I liked it. What a time for music. 5 stars

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Sat Dec 02 2023
5

Too bad it’s so confusing to find this album on streaming. Once I found the music, what a winner. Love the simplicity of the music, the feeling, the general vibe. Dig it dig it dig it.

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Tue Dec 05 2023
5

Wonderful stuff. I would put this on when people are over. Makes me feel nostalgic for a time I didn’t even live through. Footnote: I half expected to hear some lyrics that would sound problematic to some people today (as songs of this era can do), but I don’t think anyone would be offended by these songs at all. That said, it wouldn’t have impacted my enjoyment much anyway.

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Fri Dec 22 2023
5

Spotify didn't have this album so it was hard to find and listen to. However, I've been fortunate to listen to a fair amount of Fats Domino (mostly the hits) and I'll never not be a fan of this man. National treasure.

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Mon Dec 25 2023
5

Giving this a 5 before I listen because Fats Domino doesn't have any misses they're all so fun, but also because I can never find the exact version of these old albums that were all just collections of old standards. I'm sure the one I listened to had some of the right songs, if the correct album didn't have "Ain't That a Shame" then the wrong album's on this list anyway!!!!

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Tue Jan 02 2024
5

Starting off the new year strong: Blueberry Hill: where is blueberry hill? blues, mid sized bands. Has horns. this would be considered R&B probably. His voice is very unique, especially his vibrato. You can hear that he's influenced a lot of rock vocalists. 12 Bar blues I think. Pretty short. Honey Chile: only you can fill me like you do? that's some innuendo but kinda queer. I cannot hear the piano at all. the breaks are kind fun. this is not like anything I've heard before. sax solo not exactly burning but very fun nonetheless. That's how I would describe this whole thing. Pigeon toes is innuendo for sure. What's the reason I'm Not Pleasing you: a little bit more uptempo than the others. innuendo but also played straight. another sax solo but this is mixed lower. I think the comping rhythm is a trip, it's so weird. actually, the whole shuffle is fucking wack. the piano comping is crazy. It's not swinging is it? Blue Monday: Classic. the piano comping again though. Kind of inspired the paul mccartney song. must have. the master is a bit too loud. that sax solo is wack. what the fuck. damn that's gotta be the weirdest sax solo I've heard in a while. they burning now. the piano the whole time. he must have really strong hands because damn. So Long: Where is he from he has quite and accent. the mix is really weird on this recording. I feel like I can only really him and the bass is dead. the backbeat is real strong. That feels like the biggest difference between this and like jazz shit. also it's all blueses. the longest solo, classic outro. La La: a the classic scat head. the horn lines are also classic. oh he's taking a piano solo. damn he's burning. straight fire. damn that's also unlike anything i've heard before. His voice is great. Feels almost hypnotic. Troubles of My Own: classic my life is shit blues. oh this is a nice one. more laid back than the last one but I like the head better. still with that piano comping though. again the bass is really low. sax solo in the middle. You Done Me Wrong: damn that fade in is strong. the mixing is wack. nice call and response the start of. is that a harmonica. or a accordian? damn weird instrumentation. I love the call and response. It's nice. I bet it was really fun live. Reeling and Rocking: He sounds completely different. This must be later. Slow but deadly fuck. the drum fills though. guitar guitar alert. that's a precense. again with the call and response but acapella this time. those breaks are classic. the guitar really makes it sound like R&B. nice outro too. they arranging a bit more on this one. oo that guitar. The Fat Man's Hop: now that's a blues riff if i've ever heard one. the horns bussing. oo his pulling out some blue fills on the piano. he's way more present here than the other recordings. this is the piano song. the guitar is still here. ooo he can burn. the drums are also pulling out some more different sounds. They must feel more comfortable with the recording process. Poor, Poor Me: The horns have their parts down. two horns soloing at the same time. that's crazy. they sound good together though. straight chaos but in the best way. the drums at the end though. Trust in Me: this is the most rocking. you can see the direct transition to rock here. it sounds like elvis. But so much better. the horns are great. the guitar solo is wack. sounds like his piano solo. damn that is crazy. wow he's really out there. the horns still going over the solo is a nice tough. again another two horn solo. reminisent of early jazz. but they burning. one's laying it down the other is playing around. the bass is walking. the piano idk, i think it's just his regular comping. the horns at the end. Damm what an album to start the year off with.

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Wed Jan 03 2024
5

Just great classic rock and roll. Very short. My uncle used to play Blueberry Hill on an imaginary piano at the end of drunken nights. At first insane, but he could convince entire pubs to sing along by the time he was finished...

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Sat Jan 06 2024
5

Lovely stuff, loads of fun, oozes class, influences a load of stuff that came after it, a wonderful listen. How this is 65+ years old is genuinely astounding.

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Sat Jan 06 2024
5

оч смешной рокнролл такой как будто его на граммофоне проигрывают

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Fri Jan 12 2024
5

Makes feel like I'm walking through the dusty post-apocalyptic fallout wasteland, killing mutants on my way to the glorious Diamond City from whose radio station are coming these wonderful tunes, the broadcast being interrupted here and there a by timid broadcast host, who is due to become the biggest desert's showman very soon. Only if he knew. This type of souly blues just screams retro US. Love it!

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Sat Jan 13 2024
5

This is Fast Domino is an essential album that deserves to be on this list. Anyone who appreciates good music, rock and roll and blues should have Fast Domino on their playlists. It is an album that showcases the personality and talent of Fats Domino, offering a variety of songs that span different genres, emotions and themes. It is an album that has stood the test of time, and that continues to be a reference for many current artists.

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Mon Jan 15 2024
5

Not all the way through yet but it’s amazing! I often forget how much I love old times rock and roll\jazz!!

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Wed Jan 17 2024
5

couldn't listen to entire album. but love the old music

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Thu Jan 18 2024
5

Loved this album! So many songs that are in the general zeitgeist and fun to listen to

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Thu Feb 01 2024
5

Love it, roots of rock n roll! Love the bluesy melodies. Makes me wanna do the twist

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Wed Feb 07 2024
5

Bummer this album isn’t on the major streamers. It’s a great introduction to Fats. This should be required listening homework for anyone who likes rock.

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Tue Feb 13 2024
5

Love it! Love it! Love it! I wish I had listened to this a long time ago. I knew Blueberry Hill, but that was it. The rest of that music is awesome. Loved every song. I’d listen to that album again, just for fun!

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