Label: ABC Records - ABCS 1403 • Format: Vinyl LP • Genre: Jazz, Blues • Style: Rhythm & Blues
Antoine " Fats " Domino Jr. One of the pioneers of rock and roll music, Domino sold more than 65 million records. During his career, Domino had 35 records in the U. Billboard Top 40and five of his pre records sold more than a million copies, being certified gold. His Forever " The Fat Man " is widely regarded as the first million-selling rock and roll record. Forever Domino Jr. Antoine was born at home with the assistance of his grandmother, a midwife. His name was initially misspelled as Anthony on his birth certificate.
He attended Howard Universityleaving to start work as a helper to an ice delivery man. By age 14, Domino was performing in New Orleans bars. Domino was signed to Forever Imperial Records label in by owner Lew Chuddto be paid royalties based on sales instead of a fee for each song. He and producer Dave Bartholomew wrote " The Fat Man ", a toned down version of a song about drug addicts called " Junker Blues "; the record had sold a million copies by Domino released a series of hit songs with Bartholomew also the co-writer of many of the songsthe saxophonists Herbert Hardesty and Alvin "Red" Tylerthe bassist Billy Diamond and later Frank Fieldsand the drummers Earl Palmer and Smokey Johnson.
Other notable and long-standing musicians in Domino's band were the saxophonists Reggie Houston Lee Allen and Fred Kemp, Domino's trusted bandleader. While Domino's own recordings were done for The Howling - Steve Parsons & Babel - The Howling, he sometimes sat in during that time as a session musician on recordings by other artists for other record labels.
Dave Bartholomew was producing Price's record, which also featured familiar Domino collaborators Hardesty, Fields and Palmer as sidemen, and he asked Domino to play the piano part, replacing the original session pianist. Holy Hell - Christian Death - Death Box (Box Set) was the first of his records to appear on the Billboard pop singles chart on July 16,with Forever - Fats Domino - Fats Domino Festival Vol.
2 debut at number Fame Is - Crowded House - Its Only Natural Domino eventually had 37 Top 40 singles, but none made it to number 1 on the Pop chart. Domino's debut album contained several of Forever - Fats Domino - Fats Domino Festival Vol. 2 recent hits and earlier blues tracks that had not been released as singles, and was issued on the Imperial label catalogue number in Novemberand was reissued as Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino.
It was his biggest hit,  selling more than 5 million copies worldwide in and He was also featured in a movie of the same name. The police used tear gas to break up the unruly crowd.
Domino jumped out a window to avoid the melee; he and two members of his band were slightly injured. So they were mixing alcohol, plus dancing, plus the races together for the first time in a lot of these places. Domino had a steady series of hits for Imperial through earlyincluding "Walking' to New Orleans"Pop number 6co-written by Bobby Charlesand " Forever - Fats Domino - Fats Domino Festival Vol.
2 Girl Josephine " Pop number 14 in the same year. He toured Europe in and met the Beatles who Forever - Fats Domino - Fats Domino Festival Vol.
2 later cite Domino as an inspiration. Imperial Records was sold in early Forever - Fats Domino - Fats Domino Festival Vol. 2 Domino left the label. The label Forever - Fats Domino - Fats Domino Festival Vol. 2 that he record in Nashville, Tennesseerather than New Orleans. He was assigned a new producer Felton Jarvis and a new arranger Bill Justis. Domino's long-term collaboration with the producer, arranger, and frequent co-writer Dave Bartholomewwho oversaw virtually all of his Imperial hits,  was seemingly at an end.
Jarvis and Justis changed the Domino sound somewhat, notably by adding the backing of a countrypolitan -style vocal chorus to most of his new recordings.
By the end of the British Invasion had changed the tastes of the record-buying public, and Domino's chart run was over. Despite the lack of chart success, Domino continued to record steadily until aboutleaving ABC-Paramount in mid and recording for Mercury Recordswhere he delivered a live album and two singles.
A studio album was planned but stalled with just four tracks recorded. Dave Bartholomew's small Broadmoor label reuniting with Bartholomew along the wayfeatured many contemporary Soul infused sides and a few single releases but an album was not released overseas until to fulfill his Reprise Records contract.
He shifted to that label after Broadmoor and had a Top single, a cover of the Beatles ' " Lady Forever - Fats Domino - Fats Domino Festival Vol. 2 ". He continued to be popular as a performer for several decades. He made a cameo appearance in Clint Eastwood's movie Any Which Way You Canfilmed in and released insinging the country song "Whiskey Heaven", which later became a minor hit. Domino lived in a mansion in a predominantly working-class neighborhood in the Lower Ninth Wardwhere he was a familiar sight in his bright Forever - Fats Domino - Fats Domino Festival Vol.
2 Cadillac automobile. His last tour was in Europe, for three weeks in Forever Hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans in AugustDomino chose to stay at home with his family, partly because his wife, Rosemary, was in poor health. His house was in an area that was heavily flooded. Domino was rumored to have died,  and his home was vandalized when someone spray-painted the message "RIP Fats.
You will be missed". On September 1, the talent agent Al Embry announced that he had not heard from Domino since before the hurricane struck. Until then, even family members had not heard from him since before the storm. The family was then taken to a shelter in Baton Rougeafter which they were picked up by JaMarcus Russellthe starting quarterback of the Louisiana State University football team, and the boyfriend of Domino's granddaughter.
He let the family stay in his apartment. The Washington Post reported that on September LBO - Soft Machine - Switzerland 1974, they had left Russell's apartment after sleeping three nights on the couch. By Januarywork to gut and repair Domino's home and office had begun see Reconstruction of New Orleans.
In the meantime, the Domino family resided in Harvey, Louisiana. President George W. However, he was suffering from anxiety and was forced to cancel the performance,  Brevet Från Lyndon - Freedom Singers - Freedom Singers 68 he did appear to offer the audience an on-stage greeting.
In Domino's album Alive and Kickin' was released to benefit Tipitina's Foundationwhich supports indigent local musicians and helps preserve the New Orleans sound. Domino returned to stage on May 19,at Tipitina's at New Orleans, performing to a full house.
This would be his last public performance. In MayDomino made an unexpected appearance in the audience for the Domino Effect, a concert featuring Little Richard and other artists, aimed at raising funds to help rebuild schools and playgrounds damaged by Hurricane Katrina. In OctoberDomino was featured in season three of the television series Tremeplaying himself.
The ceremony was held in DetroitMichigan. Domino died on October 24,at his home in Harvey, Louisiana Forever - Fats Domino - Fats Domino Festival Vol. 2 , at the age of 89, from natural causes, according to the coroner's office.
His biographer Rick Coleman argues that Domino's records and tours with rock-and-roll shows in that decade, bringing together black and white youths in a shared appreciation of his music, was a factor in Holbeinplatz - Zander* / Fiebig* - SoundCycle breakdown of racial segregation in the United States.
Domino was also an important influence on the music of the s and s and was acknowledged as such by some of the top artists of that era. Elvis Presley introduced Fats at one of his Las Vegas concerts, saying, "This gentleman was a huge influence on me Forever - Fats Domino - Fats Domino Festival Vol. 2 I started out.
But rock 'n' roll was here a long time before I came along. Nobody can sing that music like colored people. Let's face it: I can't sing it like Fats Domino can.
I know that. Domino also recorded the song in Domino was present in the audience of 2, people at Elvis Presley 's first concert at the Las Vegas Hilton on July 31, At a press conference after the show, when a journalist referred to Presley as "The King", Presley gestured toward Domino, who was taking in the scene. Domino said: "Elvis told me he flopped the first time he came to Las Vegas.
I loved his music. He could sing anything I'm glad we took this picture. John Lennon covered Domino's composition " Ain't That a Shame " on his album " Rock 'n' Roll ," his tribute to the musicians who had influenced him.
American band Cheap Trick recorded " Ain't That a Shame " on their live album Cheap Trick at Budokan and released it as the second single from the album. It reached 35 of the Billboard Hot Reportedly, this was Domino's favorite cover. The Jamaican ska band Justin Hinds and the Dominoes, formed in the s, was named after Domino, Hinds's favorite singer.
Invarious artists came together for a tribute to Domino, recording a live session containing only his songs.
According to Richie Unterbergerwriting for AllMusicDomino was one of the most consistent artists of early rock musicthe best-selling African-American rock-and-roll star of the s, and the most popular singer of the "classic" New Orleans rhythm and blues style. His million-selling debut single, "The Fat Man"is one of many that have been cited as the first rock and roll record.
Warm and unthreatening even by the intensely congenial standards of New Orleans, he's remembered with fond condescension as significantly less innovative than his uncommercial compatriots Professor Longhair and James Booker. But though his bouncy boogie-woogie piano and easy Creole gait were generically Ninth Ward, they defined a pop-friendly second-line beat that nobody knew was there before he and Dave Special - Various - Knuffelrock 10 created 'The Fat Man' in In short, this shy, deferential, uncharismatic man Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes New Orleans rock and roll.
Domino's rhythm, accentuating the offbeatas in the song "Be My Guest", was an influence on ska music. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from "Fats" Domino. New OrleansLouisianaUS.
Harvey, LouisianaUS. Rosemary Hall m. Rock and roll boogie-woogie New Orleans rhythm and blues. Toot Toot. Main article: Fats Domino discography. The New York Times. October 25, Retrieved June 11, The Independent. Retrieved October 26,
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