Label: Music For Pleasure - M 026 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Blues • Style: Piano Blues
Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. Domino released five gold million-copy-selling records before His musical style is based on traditional rhythm and blues ensembles of bass, piano, electric guitar, drums, Man Of Glass - Redemption - The Origins Of Ruin saxophone. Domino was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Domino was delivered at home by his midwife grandmother. His father was a well-known violinist, and Domino was inspired to play himself. He eventually learned from his uncle, jazz guitarist Harrison Verrett. Even after his success he continued to live in the old neighborhood. While his large home was more than enough room for his 13 children, he still preferred to sleep in a hammock outside. Billy Diamond, a New Orleans bandleader, discovered Bad Penny Blues - Neville Dickie - Piano Boogie when he accepted an invitation to hear a young pianist perform at a Bad Penny Blues - Neville Dickie - Piano Boogie barbecue in the summer of This song is an early rock and roll record, featuring a rolling piano and Domino doing "wah-wah" vocalizing over a strong back beat.
Domino eventually had 37 Top 40 singles. The song had earlier been recorded by Gene Autry, and Louis Armstrong among many others. On November 2,a riot broke out at Domino's show in Fayetteville, NC, with police resorting to tear gas to break up the unruly crowd.
Domino jumped out of a window to avoid the melee; Dont Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Various - Music For Montserrat (VHS) and two other band members were slightly injured. Domino continued to have a steady series of hits for Imperial through earlyincluding "Walkin' to New Orleans"Pop No.
After Turn Around - Animotion - Animotion Records was sold to outside interests in earlyDomino left the label: "I stuck with them until they sold out," he claimed in Twenty-two of Domino's Imperial singles were double-sided hits. The label dictated that he record in Nashville rather than New Orleans. 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.
Perhaps as a result of this tinkering with an established formula, Domino's chart career was drastically curtailed. 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 a variety of other labels: Mercury, Dave Solitude Standing - Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing small Broadmoor label reuniting with Bartholomew along the wayand Reprise.
He also continued as a popular live act for several decades. In the s, Domino decided he would no longer leave New Orleans, having a comfortable income from royalties and a dislike for touring, and claiming he could not get any food that he liked any place else. His induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and an invitation to perform at the White House failed to persuade Domino to make an exception to this policy.
Domino lived in a mansion in a Bad Penny Blues - Neville Dickie - Piano Boogie working-class Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood, where he was a familiar sight in his bright pink Cadillac automobile. Domino was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in Domino's last tour was a three-week European Tour in By the end of his career, Domino was credited with more charted rock hits than any other classic rock artist except for Elvis Presley.
When Hurricane Katrina was approaching New Orleans in August Domino chose to stay at home with his family, partly because of his wife Rosemary's poor health. His house was in an area that was heavily flooded. You will be missed", which was shown in news photos. On Bad Penny Blues - Neville Dickie - Piano Boogie 1, talent agent Al Embry announced that he had not heard from the musician since before the hurricane had struck.
Prior to this, even family members had not heard from Domino since before the storm. The Domino family was then taken to a Baton Rouge shelter, after which they were picked up by JaMarcus Russell, the starting quarterback of the Louisiana State University football Bad Penny Blues - Neville Dickie - Piano Boogieand Fats' granddaughter's boyfriend.
He let the Dominos stay in his apartment. The Washington Post reported that on September 2, 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 too ill to perform when scheduled and was only able to offer the audience an on-stage greeting. He released an album, Alive and Kickin', in early to benefit Tipitina's Foundation, which supports indigent local musicians.
The cuts were from unreleased sessions from the s. An Samba Do Aviao - Charlie Byrd - Brazilian Byrd musical tribute followed with an introduction by the legendary producer Cosimo Matassa. Adcock, not only anchored the band, but Moskovskaya - Moskovskaya - The Edge Of A New Era contributed lead vocals, swamp pop legend Warren Storm leading off with "Let the Four Winds Blow" and "The Prisoner Song", which he proudly introduced by saying, "Fats Domino recorded this in John and Allen Toussaint, who wrote and debuted a song in tribute of Domino for the occasion.
Though Domino did not perform, those near him recall him playing air piano and singing along to his own songs. Domino returned to stage on May 19,at Tipitina's at New Orleans, performing to a full house.
A foundation has been formed and a show is being planned for Domino and the restoration of his home, where he intends to return someday. In MayDomino made an unexpected appearance in the audience for the Domino Effect, a namesake 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 3 of the television series Treme, playing himself.
He was an Bad Penny Blues - Neville Dickie - Piano Boogie influence on the music of the s and s and acknowledged as such by some of the top artists of that era. Domino did manage to return to the "Hot " charts one final time in —with his own recording of "Lady Madonna. He was the influence behind the naming of Jamaican ska band Justin Hinds Firm Allstars - DJ S&S - Its Not A Game the Dominoes in the s, Justin's favorite singer being Domino.
Invarious artists came together for a tribute to Domino, recording a live Mushanga - Toto - The Collection containing only his songs.
According to AllMusic's Bad Penny Blues - Neville Dickie - Piano Boogie Unterberger, Domino was one of early rock music's most consistent artists, the best-selling African-American rock and roll star of the s, and the most popular singer of "the Miljama Daleko - Lana* - Best Of Lana - Kopija New Orleans rhythm and blues style.
His million-selling debut single "The Fat Man" is one of the many songs that have been frequently 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 Bartholomew created 'The Fat Man' in In short, this shy, deferential, uncharismatic man invented New Orleans rock and roll. Domino's rhythm, accentuating the offbeat as in the song "Be My Guest", was an influence on ska music.
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