The great Fats Domino was born 89 years ago today.
Thinking of all the immense pleasure his music has given me and millions of others I could not let such an august anniversary pass without a full salute from The Immortal Jukebox.
So, I am reblogging my previous tribute.
I also want to pay homage to the magnificent saxophonist Herb Hardesty who died just before Christmas last year.
That’s Herb you can hear soloing on, ‘Ain’t That A Shame’ and, ‘I’m Walking’ and that’s him too playing one of the most perfect parts in all Rock ‘n’ Roll on, ‘Blue Monday’.
As a birthday treat I am adding what may be my all time favourite Fats track – ‘Be My Guest’.
A record which beautifully illustrated the sheer joy woven into every bar of a Fats Domino record.
A record which demonstrated the glorious camaraderie of the Fats Domino Band.
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