Thursday, October 26, 2017

Antoine "Fats" Domino, R.I.P.

Yesterday, Antoine "Fats" Domino died; he was 89. "Fats" was a cheerful pioneer in rhythm and blues and had a musical career of over 60 years. No musician more exemplified the unique New Orleans style of popular music than Fats Domino.

It's no exaggeration to say that he will be missed. His first language was Louisiana Creole. His musical career began in the late 1940's. It spanned from then to the time of Hurricane Katrina.

Here are a few of his big hits.

Rest easy, Fats! Heaven now has a great piano player and man of good cheer.

"Blueberry Hill"

"Blue Monday" 

"Ain't that a Shame"

Here Fats is doing a duet with Doug Kershaw of an old Rockin' Sidney song. David Carradine and Edwin Edwards also make appearances:

"My Toot-Toot"


Bilbo said...

So very, very sad.

John A Hill said...

RIP Fats!

Unknown said...

So very, very sad.


Mike said...

RIP Fats.

Not gay.

Bilbo said...

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allenwoodhaven said...

A great musician! Glad to see your tribute to him.

Cloudia said...

Aw thank you! Fats was a wonderful voice in those early (small kid) days of rock and roll to me. Walkin to New Orleans! And Blueberry Hill of course! Ain't that a shame!