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 R.I.P. Fats Domino
Author: Michael Toland 
Date:   10-25-17 13:16

Gone at the age of 89. Father Time accomplished what Mother Nature could not.

His first single "The Fat Man" is one of the answers to the question "What was the first rock & roll record?" And it came out in 1949, a few years before the term was even coined.

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 Re: R.I.P. Fats Domino
Author: MrFab 
Date:   10-25-17 13:53

Aww, sad. But hardly too surprising. Was he "Rock n Roll"? maybe, but really, that New Orleans rhythm is unique unto itself.

Lotsa great records, but "I'm Walkin" is one I never get tired of. What a groove on that one.

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 Re: R.I.P. Fats Domino
Author: Post-Punk Monk 
Date:   10-25-17 14:44

You can't say the man didn't have a good run. R.I.P. He stands as an example of a legend that managed to live a long life. So many who came in his wake are burning out far earlier.

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 Re: R.I.P. Fats Domino
Author: hoip chiggs 
Date:   10-26-17 14:34

An exemplary prime mover. The only smear on his legend is Ritchie Cuntingham singing Blueberry Hill on that execrable Happy Daze show.

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 Re: R.I.P. Fats Domino
Author: Delvin 
Date:   10-27-17 22:36

Well, we can't really blame Fats for that, can we?

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 Re: R.I.P. Fats Domino
Author: Michael Toland 
Date:   10-28-17 15:44

Especially since "Blueberry Hill" was already a decade or two old when Fats recorded it.

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 Re: R.I.P. Fats Domino
Author: hoip chiggs 
Date:   10-31-17 15:56

No, but the memory never dies.

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