Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino

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Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino
Studio album by Fats Domino
Released November, 1955
Genre Rock n roll
Label Imperial Records
Producer Bunny Robyn
Fats Domino chronology
Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino
(1955)
This is Fats Domino!
(1957)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino, originally released as Carry on Rockin', is the 1955 debut album by R&B pianist and vocalist Fats Domino, compiling a number of his hits and other material, some of which would soon become hits. The album, which featured a woodcut portrait of the musician,[2] reached #17 on the Billboard "Pop Albums" chart.[3] It is believed to have been produced by engineer Bunny Robyn due to the notation on the cover "A Robyn Recording".[2]

Release history[edit]

The album was first released on Imperial Records, catalog #9009, under the title Carry on Rockin' in November 1955 and reissued under the title Rock and Rollin' With Fats Domino.[4] Various dates are given for the re-issue. The Great Rock Discography indicates that Imperial 9009 was reissued under alternate title in October 1956 and March 1957,[4] but the Domino biography Blue Monday indicates April 1956.[2]

When Domino left Imperial in 1963 to join Paramount, Imperial retained the rights to this and several other of Domino's notable albums,[5] reissuing it on LP as recently as 1981.[6] It has subsequently been reissued in conjunction with another early Domino album, Million Sellers By Fats, as Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino/Million Sellers By Fats.[7]

Songs[edit]

Although this was Domino's album debut, the R&B pianist had already been recording singles for seven years at the time of this release.[8] The album compiled a number of Domino's hit singles as well as some songs that would soon become hit singles, including "Ain't That a Shame" (#1 ""Black Singles", #10 "Pop Singles"), "All by Myself" (#1 "Black Singles"), "Poor Me" (#1 "Black Singles"), "Bo Weevil" (#5 "Black Singles", #35 "Pop Singles") and "Don't Blame It On Me" (#9 "Black Singles"), but omitted "Don't You Know" (#7 "Black Singles"), "I Can't Go On" (#6 "Black Singles") and "Thinking of You" (#14, "Black Singles").[4][9]

Track listing[edit]

Except where otherwise noted, all songs by Dave Bartholomew and Fats Domino.

  1. "The Fat Man" – 2:38
  2. "Tired of Crying" (Domino) – 2:15
  3. "Goin' Home" (Domino, Al Young) – 2:11
  4. "You Said You Loved Me" – 2:36
  5. "Going to the River" – 2:30
  6. "Please Don't Leave Me" (Domino) – 2:35
  7. "Rose Mary" – 2:16
  8. "All by Myself" – 2:24
  9. "Ain't That a Shame" – 2:27
  10. "Poor Me" – 2:19
  11. "Bo Weevil" – 2:48
  12. "Don't Blame It on Me" – 2:42

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