“The Fabulous Mr. D” by Fats Domino - album review

TJR says

Released September 1958 (Imperial LP-9055). Mostly recent material on this one although the monster cut “Mardi Gras In New Orleans” dates back to 1953 in the singles discography. Fats peppy rhumba OWNS Professor Longhair’s tune of 1949. Elsewhere, there are three further covers – “I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead” (Lovin’ Sam, 1929), “What Will I Tell My Heart” (Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds Of Joy, 1937) and “Sick And Tired” (Chris Kenner, 1957 – although it seems the bold Mnsr. Domino got his songwriting credit as part of the cover deal!) This is another good set from the ever consistent entertainer but if I was to register any moaning I’d say that the cheap shot “Barrelhouse” is essentially “Hey Fat Man” instrumental in all but name, and the lyrically disastrous “Young School Girl” would’ve been better as a cool instrumental with the sax on lead melody! Mustn’t grumble though, there’s always some magic just around the corner with Fats and “Long Lonesome Journey” is real-deal Chicago juke-joint gold… bet they never played that one out on ABC…

The Jukebox Rebel
26-Jan-2012

A1 [02:00] 6.5.png Fats Domino - The Big Beat (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A2 [02:35] 7.0.png Fats Domino - I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead (Sam Theard) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [02:35] 6.1.png Fats Domino - What Will I Tell My Heart (Irving Gordon, Jack Lawrence, Peter Tinturin) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [01:59] 6.4.png Fats Domino - Barrelhouse (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [01:58] 6.6.png Fats Domino - Little Mary (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A6 [02:32] 6.8.png Fats Domino - Sick And Tired (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Chris Kenner) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [01:58] 6.8.png Fats Domino - I Want You To Know (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [02:30] 8.3.png Fats Domino - 44 (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:15] 9.5.png Fats Domino - Mardi Gras In New Orleans (Henry Byrd, Thomas Terry) Jazz
B4 [02:05] 5.2.png Fats Domino - I Can’t Go On (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B5 [02:24] 8.8.png Fats Domino - Long Lonesome Journey (Antoine Domino, Ted Jarrett) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [01:55] 5.6.png Fats Domino - Young School Girl (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Blues / Rhythm n Blues




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