“Fats” by Fats Domino - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1971Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Recorded in 1970 and produced by Dave Bartholomew. 2 reworkings onboard - “Wait Till It Happens To You” (Fats Is Back, 1968) and “When You’re Smiling” (Let’s Dance With Fats Domino, 1963). There’s a certain feel that he’s more at home with this team and the fact that the best two tracks are two of his own is a good sign. There are 8 originals in the set together with 3 covers – “It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie” (Elton Britt, 1936), “When You’re Smiling” (Seger Ellis, 1928) and “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” (Lloyd Price and His Orchestra, 1952). A lot of his music’s a bit safe-beat at this stage, but Fats remains entirely likeable… and I’m partial to the occasional vocal drawl (shades of Dylan?) which he’s developed in these years…

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A1 [02:34] 7.6.png Fats Domino - I’m Going To Cross That River (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Soul
A2 [02:25] 6.3.png Fats Domino - Big Mouth (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Soul
A3 [02:34] 5.5.png Fats Domino - It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie (Bill Mayhew) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [02:32] 5.9.png Fats Domino - Wait Till It Happens To You [1967 recording] (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Soul Ballad
A5 [02:43] 5.2.png Fats Domino - I’m Going To Help A Friend (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Pop
A6 [02:34] 5.0.png Fats Domino - The Lady In Black (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [02:45] 5.8.png Fats Domino - Another Mule (Antoine Domino) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [02:43] 4.7.png Fats Domino - When You’re Smiling [re-recording, 1970] (Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay) Crooner / Cabaret
B3 [02:44] 6.7.png Fats Domino - These Old Shoes (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Soul
B4 [02:20] 6.4.png Fats Domino - Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:52] 5.8.png Fats Domino - Work My Way Up Steady (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Soul
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