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« on: October 25, 2017, 07:25:42 AM »

The great Fats Domino passed away peacefully last night.

RIP 😢
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 07:38:28 AM »

So many great hits...he will be missed

Blueberry Hill
Ain't That A Shame
My Blue Heaven
Blue Monday
I'm Walkin'
Walking to New Orleans
I'm in Love Again
The Fat Man
Whole Lotta Loving

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 08:01:07 AM »

One of my favorites - My Blue Heaven

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjRN-74qPuc
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 08:22:31 AM »

One of the greats.

When he sang the blues, it sounded happy.
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 09:19:50 AM »

Just heard it on the radio. Fats... Sad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIz1cPfTRW4
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 12:22:46 PM »

One of the greats.

When he sang the blues, it sounded happy.

Well said, sir. Even on songs like "There Goes My Heart Again", where the man's being thoroughly rebuffed, he still sounds like he's having a ball:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSElj-qm5Jc

Eighty-nine is a good age. May he rest in peace.
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 03:37:39 PM »

Jimmy Smith and Fats Domino - Live in Jazz 1962.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFkK8sjDI7c
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 11:57:47 PM »

2017 has been a terrible year for music death's, but I guess when you live as long as Fats did, or Chuck Berry, or Glen Campbell, it should be expected. It really seems like rock and roll just died. Not many guys left from the first generation; Jerry Lee Lewis is still at it, but Little Richard has renounced rock and roll - again - and gone back to the ministry. We've got one Everly Brother left, and he's not singing anymore. It's downright depressing. I really want to be in heaven now with that great band.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2017, 02:32:00 PM »

Fats Domino passing as announced on New Orleans TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV0hXwA-dQk


Fats Domino on jewelry, gambling, and why he doesn't get involved in civil rights | 1968 interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYIBh7OIuEk


Fats Domino - Mike Douglas Show 1971 Blueberry Hill - Interview - The Fat Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FE6rBraNUc
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2017, 02:58:05 PM »

2017 has been a terrible year for music death's, but I guess when you live as long as Fats did, or Chuck Berry, or Glen Campbell, it should be expected. It really seems like rock and roll just died. Not many guys left from the first generation; Jerry Lee Lewis is still at it, but Little Richard has renounced rock and roll - again - and gone back to the ministry. We've got one Everly Brother left, and he's not singing anymore. It's downright depressing. I really want to be in heaven now with that great band.

Take heart, LS. We still have Duane Eddy (79) and Ronnie Hawkins (82)----not quite first-generation rock'n'rollers but major names nonetheless in the late '50s, early '60s.
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2017, 06:19:09 AM »

Little Richard about Fats Domino's death:

Little Richard Remembers Fats Domino: 'He Could Make a Piano Talk'

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/little-richard-on-fats-domino-he-could-make-a-piano-talk-w510300
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2017, 12:48:25 PM »

My parents saw him live at Tipitina’s in 2007 when he played his first concert after Katrina, which also happened to be his last concert ever. If you Google “Fat’s Domino - Walkin’ Back to New Orleans” you will see this last concert. It still amazes me that at age 79, his voice still sounded exactly as it did on the original records.
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2017, 03:46:02 PM »

It still amazes me that at age 79, his voice still sounded exactly as it did on the original records.

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For those who’d like an in-depth review of Fats Domino’s career, there is a multi part series available for the next several weeks on BBC6 radio.
In your favorite search engine key in Fats Domino BBC radio and it should come right up.
The series was originally broadcast about 15 years ago, so the bittersweet thing is that almost all of those interviewed, with the exception of Dave Bartholomew (who’s well into his 90s now) are now in that great recording studio in the sky.
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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2017, 06:02:49 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2017, 11:47:58 PM »

My parents saw him live at Tipitina’s in 2007 when he played his first concert after Katrina, which also happened to be his last concert ever. If you Google “Fat’s Domino - Walkin’ Back to New Orleans” you will see this last concert. It still amazes me that at age 79, his voice still sounded exactly as it did on the original records.
I need to look that one up. There was a PBS special about Fats a couple years ago, but there wasn't any live footage beyond 1962. I found that disappointing. Both times I saw him in concert, 1986 and 1990, he was great. Had most of his original band with him, including Dave Bartholomew and Herbert Hardesty.
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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2017, 11:00:15 AM »

Fats Domino second line in New Orleans: Fitting tribute for a founding father of rock 'n' roll


http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/entertainment_life/keith_spera/article_7fb40d5e-bf49-11e7-8bc2-af9acba044fb.html
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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2017, 02:31:33 PM »

Everybody loved the Fat Man....funny, I was listening to Elvis Radio on Sirius the day before Fats died, and they played an old clip of Elvis introducing himself at a concert appearance at the International Hotel (think that is right? anyway a Vegas hotel) to the audience as "hello, I'm Fats Domino", which received some laughter.  I figured perhaps Fats was in the audience....kinda eerie to hear the next day that he had passed on....I think "Walkin' to New Orleans" was my favorite....
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« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2017, 04:37:58 AM »

Everybody loved the Fat Man....funny, I was listening to Elvis Radio on Sirius the day before Fats died, and they played an old clip of Elvis introducing himself at a concert appearance at the International Hotel (think that is right? anyway a Vegas hotel) to the audience as "hello, I'm Fats Domino", which received some laughter.  I figured perhaps Fats was in the audience....kinda eerie to hear the next day that he had passed on....I think "Walkin' to New Orleans" was my favorite....


Yeah, the International. It later beacme the Hilton, I believe around 1971.
Fats and Elvis were friendly. There's a recording from 1970 of Elvis introducing Fats to the audience and mentioning how many gold records Fats had. From time to time he introduced himself as other people, including Fats.


ca. 1963
I think this was a picture that was very dear to Fats. I remember after Katrina he bemoaned his grand piano and a picture of himself and Elvis getting destroyed.






The last two come from Presley's press conference after his very first show after his movie phase, in 1969. So it seems that Fats was part of the invitation-only audience.
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« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2017, 05:57:06 AM »

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I think this was a picture that was very dear to Fats. I remember after Katrina he bemoaned his grand piano and a picture of himself and Elvis getting destroyed.

The last two come from Presley's press conference after his very first show after his movie phase, in 1969. So it seems that Fats was part of the invitation-only audience.

Great pictures, Rocker. What a shame Fats lost that one (and the grand).

I wonder if Fats can be seen in that show...
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ca. 1963
I think this was a picture that was very dear to Fats. I remember after Katrina he bemoaned his grand piano and a picture of himself and Elvis getting destroyed.

The last two come from Presley's press conference after his very first show after his movie phase, in 1969. So it seems that Fats was part of the invitation-only audience.

Great pictures, Rocker. What a shame Fats lost that one (and the grand).

I wonder if Fats can be seen in that show...



I don't think it was filmed. Although there are rumours that TV station footage might exist.
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« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2017, 03:07:14 AM »

I found it on youtube. Elvis in 1970 introducing Fats. After that Elvis' 1957 studio recording of "Blueberry hill" (it has it's charme but it sounds more like a impromptu version -  also this seems to be an alternate version and not the master take), and then Fats' recording of "Love me" with an live dedication to Elvis (I don't know where the live part comes from and if he also played "Love me" after that comment)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54sVT4CtmEM


And this:

Music legend Fats Domino turns 88 remembering Elvis Presley

https://www.axs.com/news/music-legend-fats-domino-turns-88-remembering-elvis-presley-77005






My parents saw him live at Tipitina’s in 2007 when he played his first concert after Katrina, which also happened to be his last concert ever. If you Google “Fat’s Domino - Walkin’ Back to New Orleans” you will see this last concert. It still amazes me that at age 79, his voice still sounded exactly as it did on the original records.


Here's the "Walkin' back to New Orleans" documentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QB1tJXBfJg
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« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2017, 12:16:43 AM »

I was waiting to see what Rolling Stone might do in memory of Fats, but unlike Chuck Berry, he didn't get the cover. I didn't even recognize the woman on the cover. Tom Petty's death got a lot more attention, but I guess that happens when you die young. Fats lived a long, full life, but hadn't been active musically in a long time. To the younger generations, he's either someone they're not familiar with, or someone they heard their parents or (gasp!) grandparents talk about.
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« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2017, 04:44:48 PM »

I was waiting to see what Rolling Stone might do in memory of Fats, but unlike Chuck Berry, he didn't get the cover. I didn't even recognize the woman on the cover. Tom Petty's death got a lot more attention, but I guess that happens when you die young. Fats lived a long, full life, but hadn't been active musically in a long time. To the younger generations, he's either someone they're not familiar with, or someone they heard their parents or (gasp!) grandparents talk about.

Sad, but true. Yet, Fats Domino belongs on the “Mount Rushmore” of Rock and Roll and is one of the reasons a magazine like Rolling Stone even exists.
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« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2017, 10:29:33 PM »

I was waiting to see what Rolling Stone might do in memory of Fats, but unlike Chuck Berry, he didn't get the cover. I didn't even recognize the woman on the cover. Tom Petty's death got a lot more attention, but I guess that happens when you die young. Fats lived a long, full life, but hadn't been active musically in a long time. To the younger generations, he's either someone they're not familiar with, or someone they heard their parents or (gasp!) grandparents talk about.

Sad, but true. Yet, Fats Domino belongs on the “Mount Rushmore” of Rock and Roll and is one of the reasons a magazine like Rolling Stone even exists.
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