Fats Domino is 89 today! Many Happy Returns Fats!

The Immortal Jukebox

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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Listening to the colour of language.

A city visit, never the same

Without fish & chips

Complimented by a pint of Guinness

Forget about your calories count

You only live once

Me time, pamper time

Listening to lunchtime banter

Both sober and slightly inebriated

Pinstripe and casual engaging in

conversations in many tongues

strange to the ear

yet educational.

All walks of life

moving in and out

add to the ambience and atmosphere.

(c) Chris Black 2017.