The Fat Man
  • Antoine 'Fats' Domino
    Antoine 'Fats' Domino

Fats Domino

The Fat Man


Fats Domino (vcl, p), Dave Bartholomew (tp, arr), Joe Harris, Wendell Duconge, Clarence Ford (as), Herbert 'Herb' Hardestu (ts, bs), Lee Allen, Clarence Hall, Robert 'Buddy' Hagans, Samuel Lee (ts), Alvin 'Red' Tyler (bs), Ernest McLean, Walter 'Papoose' Nelson, Harrison Verrett (g), Frank Fields, William 'Billy' Diamond (b), Earl Palmer, Cornelius 'Tenoo' Coleman (d)

Reference: BUD3020

Bar code: 8435086730206

The father of Louisiana Rhythm & Blues at his best. This comprehensive 20-track collection of Imperial sessions comprises all the New Orleans living-legend pianist’s early national hits from the 1949-1955 recording period. A bag full of Swamp-Boogie sounds featuring the best local players, including Lee Allen, Dave Bartholomew, Herb Hardesty, Alvin “Red” Tyler, and Earl Palmer.

His invariable style, warm tenor voice and basic piano, conquered the world selling more than 110 million records as crossover phenomenon.


01. The Fat Man (Domino-Bartholomew) 2:34
02. Detroit City Blues (Domino-Bartholomew) 2:28
03. Every Night About This Time (Antoine Domino) 2:09
04. Rockin' Chair (Domino-Young) 2:28
05. Goin' Home (Domino-Young) 2:10
06. Trust In Me (Domino-Jarrett) 2:50
07. Mardi Gras In New Orleans (Roy Byrd, a.k.a. Professor Longhair) 2:19
08. Dreaming [Instrumental] (Dave Bartholomew) 2:22
09. Going To The River (Domino-Bartholomew) 2:29
10. Swanee River Hop[Instrumental] (Trad. Arr. Domino-Bartholomew) 2:49 *
11. Please Don't Leave Me (Antoine Domino) 2:39
12. Rose Mary (2nd Version) (Domino-Bartholomew) 2:16
13. The Girl I Love (Domino-Bartholomew) 2:08
14. Barrelhouse [Instrumental] (Domino-Bartholomew) 2:30
15. Where Did You Stay (Domino-Bartholomew) 2:00
16. Don't You Know (Domino-Bartholomew) 2:21
17. All By Myself (Domino-Bartholomew) 2:24
18. Ain't That A Shame (Domino-Bartholomew) 2:27
19. Blue Monday (Domino-Bartholomew) 2:17
20. Poor Me (Domino-Bartholomew) 2:17
21. Multimedia Bonus Track

Album details

Total time: 48:00 min. approx.

(*) Originally titled "Swanee River Boogie"

Antoine 'Fats' Domino, vocals & piano on all tracks.

Accompanied by: Dave Bartholomew (trumpet on #1-3,6, poss. 15,16), Joe Harris (alto sax on 1-3), Wendell Duconge [Emmet Forstner] (alto sax on #4-9,11-14, poss. 10), Clarence Ford (alto sax on #20), Herbert 'Herb' Hardestu (tenor & baritone sax on #1-3,6-9,12-14,17-20, poss. 10,15,16), Lee Allen (tenor sax poss. 12-16), Clarence Hall (tenor sax on #1-3), Robert 'Buddy' Hagans (tenor sax on #4-6,11-13,17-19), Samuel Lee (tenor sax on #9,17,18), Alvin 'Red' Tyler (baritone sax on #1-3), Ernest McLean (guitar on #1-3,20), Walter 'Papoose' Nelson (guitar on #4-19), Harrison Verrett (guitar on #5), Frank Fields (bass on #1-3,7-10,12-16,20), William 'Billy' Diamond (bass on #4-6,11,17-19), Earl Palmer (drums on #1-3), Cornelius 'Tenoo' Coleman (drums on #4-20).

All sessions recorded for Imperial in New Orleans, except tracks #11,17,18,19 that were recorded in Hollywood, California.

Recording dates:
Tracks #1-2: December 10, 1949
Track #3: September 1950
Track #4: February 1951
Track #5: November 1951 (or January 1952)
Track #6: April 26, 1952
Tracks #7-8: September 10, 1952
Track #9: December 1952 (or January 1953)
Track #10: February 1953
Track #11: April 18, 1953
Tracks #12-13: June 1, 1953
Track #14: October 27, 1953
Track #15: March 14, 1954
Track #16: January 27, 1955
Tracks #17-18: March 15, 1955
Track #19: March 30, 1955
Track #20: September 23, 1955
Additional information available through your computer with Biography, Discography, Jazz Timeline & BudMusic Catalogue. This enhanced CD can be played on a regular CD player. The multimedia contents requires Windows compatible PC, 32 MB of available RAM, CPU Pentium, 233Mhz sound card.

8,95 €  (tax incl.)

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