This Is Fats

Fats Domino - This Is Fats
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December 1, 1956 / Release Date
LP / Format
Imperial / Label
Rock & Roll / Genres
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Born in New Orleans, Fats Domino was a formidable pianist and composer, but above all he was one of the pioneers of Rock n Roll and an R&B icon. He began his career very early at the age of 14, when he met and impressed conductor Billy Diamond, who hired him as a pianist in his band Solid Senders. It was Billy who gave him the nickname Fats. While he was signed in 1949 with Imperial, in 1951 he sold 1 million copies of The Fat Man, a mostly "rock n roll" song adapted from a blues ... read more
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Fats Domino is an artist I learned about in my music course and at the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame, but I can't say I was familiar with his work. He's incredibly influential, yet he often gets overshadowed by his contemporaries, such as Little Richard and Chuck Berry. Based on the music alone I can understand why. This is one of those instances where an artist's talent shines through on a rather unremarkable album. There's nothing about the ... read more
While not technically impressive, Fats real strong side is his charm and ability to write about the mundane highs and lows of the week. The songs are simple, crispy clean and just kind of cute. And you know what, sometimes just some tunes like this is what you need, I'm here for it.
Obra essencial para muita coisa que viria no futuro, consegue ir do leve e ameno para o melancólico muito facilmente e sem ficar brusco.
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Added on: October 30, 2016