FATS DOMINO ROCKIN’ ON RAMPART
Released: February 18, 2003 Label: Proper Pairs
Domino first attracted national attention with "The Fat Man" in 1949 on Imperial Records. This song is an early rock and roll record, featuring a rolling piano and Domino doing "wah-wah" vocalizing over a fat back beat. It sold over a million copies and is widely regarded as the first rock and roll record to do so.
Fats Domino then released a series of hit songs with producer and co-writer Dave Bartholomew, saxophonists Herbert Hardesty and Alvin "Red" Tyler and drummer Earl Palmer. Other notable and long-standing musicians in Domino's band were saxophonists Reggie Houston, Lee Allen, and Fred Kemp, who was also Domino's trusted bandleader. Domino finally crossed into the pop mainstream with "Ain't That a Shame" (1955), which hit the Top Ten, though Pat Boone characteristically hit #1 with a milder cover of the song that received wider radio airplay in a racially-segregated era. Domino would eventually release 37 Top 40 singles, "Whole Lotta Loving" and "Blue Monday" among them.
Disc: 1 1. Detroit City Blues 2. Fat Man 3. Hide Away Blues 4. She's My Baby 5. Brand New Baby 6. Little Bee 7. Boogie Woogie Baby 8. Hey! La Bas 9. Korea Blues 10. Every Night About This Time 11. Careless Love 12. Tired of Crying 13. What's the Matter Baby 14. Don't Lie to Me 15. Rockin' Chair 16. Sometimes I Wonder 17. Right from Wrong 18. You Know I Miss You 19. I'll Be Gone 20. No No Baby 21. Reelin' and Rockin' 22. Goin' Home 23. How Long 24. Poor Poor Me 25. Trust in Me 26. Dreaming [Instrumental]
Disc: 2 1. Please Don't Leave Me 2. Ain't That a Shame 3. I'm in Love Again 4. Blueberry Hill 5. Blue Monday 6. I'm Walkin' 7. Whole Lotta Lovin' 8. I'm in the Mood for Love 9. When the Saints Go Marching In 10. I'm Ready 11. I Want to Walk You Home 12. I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday 13. Be My Guest 14. My Girl Josephine 15. What a Price 16. Let the Four Winds Blow 17. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) 18. Red Sails in the Sunset 19. There Goes My Heart Again 20. Domino Twist