“Let’s Dance With Domino” by Fats Domino - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1963Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Released in May 1963. Qualifies as a new album, although it is a bit of a hodge-podge release from Imperial Records. Changes are afoot at the company as they gear up for a sale and they continue to clear the vaults. This is the last of their Fats offerings that could remotely be classed as a new “A–list” release. By this time, Fats himself has actually signed for ABC Records. This LP is half new / half compiled from singles and b sides from the last few years, although only 1 track repeats from the previous LP’s – “Aint It A Shame” which had first appeared on the debut LP way back in 1956. This new version has backing vocals “muzak-girls style” overdubbed onto the original 1955 recording. Their vocals were recorded last minute on 23rd May 1963. It’s got curiosity value, but ultimately it takes a big edge off the original. The “zu–zu” girls appear dubbed onto quite a few of the tracks here – it’s not what I’m looking for on my Fats albums! Four of the recordings are kinda dire session pop jams and indeed unterfurtner.com notes that Fats didn’t even play on them at all – now that’s what I call filler! The 4 pieces of shame are: “I Don’t Want To Walk Without You”, “Someday”, “When You’re Smiling” and “Just A Little While (To Stay Here)”. A shoddy affair – if I was the big man I’d be raging…

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [02:31] 8.6.png Fats Domino - Ain’t It A Shame [album version ’63] (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [02:00] 2.6.png Fats Domino - I Don’t Want To Walk Without You (?) Pop
A3 [02:11] 6.4.png Fats Domino - I Lived My Life (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [02:14] 3.1.png Fats Domino - Someday (?) Pop Ballad
A5 [02:26] 6.2.png Fats Domino - Telling Lies (Antoine Domino, Earl Palmer) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A6 [02:15] 5.6.png Fats Domino - When I See You (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Pop
B1 [02:12] 4.0.png Fats Domino - Just A Little While (To Stay Here) (Traditional) Jazz
B2 [02:17] 6.9.png Fats Domino - Oh Ba-a-by [let’s dance album version ’63] (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:05] 2.5.png Fats Domino - When You’re Smiling [original recording, 1960] (Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay) Pop
B4 [02:15] 7.7.png Fats Domino - Don’t You Know I Love You (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:01] 6.6.png Fats Domino - Yes My Darling (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B6 [02:11] 6.9.png Fats Domino - True Confession (Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
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