Friday, January 25, 2013

I HEAR YOU KNOCKING - FATS DOMINO



Friday night with Fats Domino.
Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino Jr. (born February 26, 1928) is an American R&B and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter. He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Domino is French Creole and Creole was his first language. Domino was delivered at home by his midwife grandmother. Like most families in the Lower Ninth Ward, Domino's family were new arrivals from Vacherie, Louisiana.  His father was a well known violinist, and Domino was inspired to play himself. He eventually learned from his uncle, jazz guitarist Harrison Verrett.  Fats released five gold (million-copy-selling) records before 1955.  Domino also had 35 Top 40 American hits and has a music style based on traditional R&B ensembles of bass, piano, electric guitar, drums, and saxophone.

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    1. You're welcome, JCF. I may do a series of Fats recordings on Friday nights.

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  2. When you do a series of Fats' music on Friday nights, don't forget "Where Did You Stay Last Night" and "Going to the River"... Never get too much Fats Domino!!

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    1. David, if videos are available, I will surely include the songs you suggest.

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    2. Can find "Going to the River" on YouTube and "Where Did You Stay Last Night", but it's by Lightnin' Hopkins...

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    3. David, I don't remember a version of "Where Did You Stay Last Night" by Fats, but that doesn't mean he didn't record the song.

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    4. He recorded it.. In fact, I have a 78 in mint condition that a friend got me in St. Louis--one of my favorites of his..

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    5. Wow, David! Lucky you. I remember the old 78s, but I don't own any. When you drop them, they break. I have a turntable which plays LPs, and 45s. I'll have to look to see if I have a setting for 78. The sound quality of the LPs is excellent, if you don't mind the noise of an occasional nick or scratch.

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    6. Nicks and scratches make them sound like they're supposed to sound. It's funny how LPs are making a comeback..

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    7. True. I think it's the sound quality that's bringing back the LPs. Young musicians are more and more often releasing vinyl versions.

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