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Fats Domino

Fats Domino On PBS: Still Elusive, but Man, He Sure Could Wail Away

David Hinckley | Posted 02.23.2017 | Home
David Hinckley

With the exception of New Orleans, no home better suits Fats Domino than the PBS American Masters series.

Ukraine is Putin's Blueberry Hill!

Benari Poulten | Posted 07.14.2014 | Home
Benari Poulten

Sure it sounds crazy, but just look at some of the lyrics to the classic Fats Domino song.

Life Journeys: Conversations With Leon Russell, Judy Collins and John Gorka

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.31.2014 | Home
Mike Ragogna

Hey Leon, Life Journey, your latest album, was recorded with Tommy LiPuma, Al Schmitt, Elton John...you have an awful lot of friends rooting for you. Do you feel the love?

Silver Rails and Circus Hero: Conversations With Jack Bruce and Andy Summers

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.26.2014 | Home
Mike Ragogna

"Nobody's coming up with something that's never happened before, not even somebody like Jimi Hendrix. It's all music, it's all influenced by whatever is around you at the time, there's a feeling in the air, these kind of things happen by osmosis, it's a generational thing; that's also very important."

Dog Ears Music: Love and Its Aftermath Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 04.17.2013 | Home
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Big Boi, Lefty Frizzell, Garbage, Bessie Smith, The Alabama Shakes, and more.

Bogus Trend Stories Getting Sadder and Sadder

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Home
Michael Sigman

Trend stories based on anecdotes or lazy statistics are bad enough. When extensive research by "experts" is involved, meaninglessness can rise to a higher -- or lower -- level of absurdity.

My Top 10 Most Influential Rock 'N' Roll Pioneers

Pat Gallagher | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
Pat Gallagher

Teenagers back in the day who actually wore poodle skirts and experienced the Brylcreem era remember -- first hand -- the musical explosion that came to be known as rock 'n' roll.

Dog Ears Music: Born in February Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature songs by Stan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Marley and the Wailers and -- here's a fun one -- Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer covering Bob Marley and the Wailers.

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

"Redemption Song": My Post-Emmy Playlist For George Clooney

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Wild

Moments before he accepted the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award from his lovely friend and former hospital co-worker Julianna Margulies, George Clooney proved once and for all what a truly great humanitarian he is.

Augustana & Beyond: A Conversation with Counting Crows' Adam Duritz

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Ragogna

The last time the Counting Crows Traveling Circus & Medicine Show toured, lead singer Adam Duritz says he "was taking steroids so heavily to keep my voice together that I almost lost a leg."

America's Cheesiest Charttoppers

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Sigman

Revisiting some of the greatest records that never made the pop charts here and here was a heavenly experience. But like so many of life's pleasures, ...

"New Orleans Stomp": A Winning Super Bowl Playlist for the New Orleans Saints

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Wild

Here is one winning playlist for the New Orleans Saints who showed guts and grace as they triumphed over the Colts.

In New Orleans, It's "Who, Fats?" in Honor of Mr. Domino

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Greg Mitchell

Why does Fats mean so much to our story? It may surprise some of you to learn that it was Fats, not Elvis or Chuck Berry, who recorded what many consider the very first rock and roll song.

The Sisterhood of Women with Big Feet

Jane Barowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Barowitz

"Yer feets too big!" Fats Waller bellows in his 1939 classic, "from your ankles up, I say you sure are sweet, from there down, there's just too much feet." Is this funny? I can't tell; but it has staying power.