Domino in concert in Germany in 1977
|Birth name||Antoine Domino Jr.|
|Also known as||Fats, The Fat Man|
February 26, 1928 |
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
|Origin||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Genres||Rock and roll, New Orleans rhythm and blues|
|Labels||Imperial, ABC, Mercury, Broadmoor, Reprise, Sonet, Warner Bros. Records, Toot Toot|
Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. (born February 26, 1928) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. Domino released five gold (million-copy-selling) records before 1955. He also had 35 Top 40 American hits and has a music style based on traditional rhythm and blues ensembles of bass, piano, electric guitar, drums, and saxophone.
Domino was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Domino family were of French Creole background; Louisiana Creole French was his first language. Domino was delivered at home by his midwife grandmother. Like most families in the Lower Ninth Ward, Domino's family were new arrivals from Vacherie, Louisiana.
His father was a well-known violinist, and Domino was inspired to play himself. He eventually learned from his uncle, jazz guitarist Harrison Verrett.
Even after his success he continued to live in the old neighborhood. While his large home was more than enough room for his 13 children, he still preferred to sleep in a hammock outside.
Early career (1947–1948)
Billy Diamond, a New Orleans bandleader, discovered Domino when he accepted an invitation to hear a young pianist perform at a backyard barbecue in the summer of 1947. The pianist impressed Diamond enough that he asked Domino to play in his band, the Solid Senders, at the Hideaway Club in New Orleans. He nicknamed him "Fats" because Domino reminded him of renowned pianists Fats Waller and Fats Pichon.
Imperial Records era (1949–1962)
Domino first attracted national attention with "The Fat Man" in 1950 on Imperial Records. This song is an early rock and roll record, featuring a rolling piano and Domino doing "wah-wah" vocalizing over a strong back beat. "The Fat Man" sold one million copies by 1953. Domino released a series of hit songs with producer and co-writer Dave Bartholomew, saxophonists Herbert Hardesty and Alvin "Red" Tyler and drummers Earl Palmer and Smokey Johnson. Other notable and long-standing musicians in Domino's band were saxophonists Reggie Houston, Lee Allen, and Fred Kemp, Domino's trusted bandleader. Domino finally crossed into the pop mainstream with "Ain't That A Shame" (1955), which hit the Top Ten, though Pat Boone characteristically hit No. 1 with a milder cover of the song that received wider radio airplay in a racially-segregated era. Domino eventually had 37 Top 40 singles.
Domino's debut album, Carry On Rockin, was released under the Imperial imprint, No. 9009, in November 1955 and subsequently reissued as Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino in 1956. Combining a number of his hits along with some tracks that had not yet been released as singles, the album went on under its alternate title to reach No. 17 on the "Pop Albums" chart.
His 1956 version of the 1940 Vincent Rose, Al Lewis and Larry Stock song, "Blueberry Hill" reached No. 2 in the Top 40, was No. 1 on the R&B charts for 11 weeks, and was his biggest hit. "Blueberry Hill" sold more than 5 million copies worldwide in 1956–57. The song had earlier been recorded by Gene Autry, and Louis Armstrong among many others. He had further hit singles between 1956 and 1959, including "When My Dreamboat Comes Home" (Pop No. 14), "I'm Walkin'" (Pop No. 4), "Valley of Tears" (Pop No. 8), "It's You I Love" (Pop No. 6), "Whole Lotta Loving" (Pop No. 6), "I Want to Walk You Home" (Pop No. 8), and "Be My Guest" (Pop No. 8).
On November 2, 1956, a riot broke out at Domino's show in Fayetteville, NC, with police resorting to tear gas to break up the unruly crowd. Domino jumped out of a window to avoid the melee; he and two other band members were slightly injured.
Domino continued to have a steady series of hits for Imperial through early 1962, including "Walkin' to New Orleans" (1960, Pop No. 6), co-written by Bobby Charles, and "My Girl Josephine" (Pop No. 14) from the same year. After Imperial Records was sold to outside interests in early 1963, Domino left the label: "I stuck with them until they sold out," he claimed in 1979. In all, Domino recorded over 60 singles for the label, placing 40 songs in the top 10 on the R&B charts, and scoring 11 top 10 singles on the pop charts. Twenty-two of Domino's Imperial singles were double-sided hits.
Post-Imperial recording career (1963–1970s)
Domino moved to ABC-Paramount Records in 1963. The label dictated that he record in Nashville rather than New Orleans. He was assigned a new producer (Felton Jarvis) and a new arranger (Bill Justis); Domino's long-term collaboration with producer/arranger/frequent co-writer Dave Bartholomew, who oversaw virtually all of his Imperial hits, was seemingly at an end.
Jarvis and Justis changed the Domino sound somewhat, notably by adding the backing of a countrypolitan-style vocal chorus to most of his new recordings. Perhaps as a result of this tinkering with an established formula, Domino's chart career was drastically curtailed. He released 11 singles for ABC-Paramount, but only had one top 40 entry with "Red Sails in the Sunset" (1963). By the end of 1964 the British Invasion had changed the tastes of the record-buying public, and Domino's chart run was over.
Despite the lack of chart success, Domino continued to record steadily until about 1970, leaving ABC-Paramount in mid-1965 and recording for a variety of other labels: Mercury, Dave Bartholomew's small Broadmoor label (reuniting with Bartholomew along the way), and Reprise. His final Top 100 chart single was on Reprise, a cover of the Beatles' "Lady Madonna", which peaked at No. 100 in 1968. Domino appeared in The Monkees' 1969 TV special 33⅓ Revolutions per Monkee. He also continued as a popular live act for several decades. He made a cameo appearance in the movie Any Which Way You Can, filmed in 1979 and released in 1980, which resulted in a Country Chart hit, "Whiskey Heaven".
Later career (1980s–2005)
In the 1980s, Domino decided he would no longer leave New Orleans, having a comfortable income from royalties and a dislike for touring, and claiming he could not get any food that he liked any place else. His induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and an invitation to perform at the White House failed to persuade Domino to make an exception to this policy.
Domino lived in a mansion in a predominantly working-class Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood, where he was a familiar sight in his bright pink Cadillac automobile. He makes yearly appearances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and other local events. Domino was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987. Domino's last tour was a three-week European Tour in 1995. In 1998, President Clinton awarded him the National Medal of Arts. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him No. 25 on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".
By the end of his career, Domino was credited with more charted rock hits than any other classic rock artist except for Elvis Presley.
Domino and Hurricane Katrina
When Hurricane Katrina was approaching New Orleans in August 2005 Domino chose to stay at home with his family, partly because of his wife Rosemary's poor health. His house was in an area that was heavily flooded.
Someone thought Domino was dead, and spray-painted a message on his home, "RIP Fats. You will be missed", which was shown in news photos. On September 1, talent agent Al Embry announced that he had not heard from the musician since before the hurricane had struck.
Later that day, CNN reported that Domino was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter. Prior to this, even family members had not heard from Domino since before the storm. Embry confirmed that Domino and his family had been rescued. The Domino family was then taken to a Baton Rouge shelter, after which they were picked up by JaMarcus Russell, the starting quarterback of the Louisiana State University football team, and Fats' granddaughter's boyfriend. He let the Dominos stay in his apartment. The Washington Post reported that on September 2, they had left Russell's apartment after sleeping three nights on the couch. "We've lost everything," Domino said, according to the Post.
President George W. Bush made a personal visit and replaced the National Medal of Arts that President Bill Clinton had previously awarded Domino. The gold records were replaced by the RIAA and Imperial Records catalog owner Capitol Records.
Domino was the first artist to be announced as scheduled to perform at the 2006 Jazz & Heritage Festival. However, he was too ill to perform when scheduled and was only able to offer the audience an on-stage greeting. He released an album, Alive and Kickin', in early 2006 to benefit Tipitina's Foundation, which supports indigent local musicians. The cuts were from unreleased sessions from the 1990s.
On January 12, 2007, Domino was honored with OffBeat magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Best of the Beat Awards held at House of Blues in New Orleans. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin declared the day "Fats Domino Day in New Orleans" and presented him with a signed declaration. OffBeat publisher Jan Ramsey and WWL-TV's Eric Paulsen presented Domino with the Lifetime Achievement Award. An all-star musical tribute followed with an introduction by the legendary producer Cosimo Matassa. The Lil' Band O' Gold rhythm section, Warren Storm, Kenny Bill Stinson, David Egan and C. C. Adcock, not only anchored the band, but each contributed lead vocals, swamp pop legend Warren Storm leading off with "Let the Four Winds Blow" and "The Prisoner Song", which he proudly introduced by saying, "Fats Domino recorded this in 1958 ... and so did I." The horn section included Lil' Band O' Gold's Dickie Landry, the Iguanas' Derek Huston, and long-time Domino horn men Roger Lewis, Elliot "Stackman" Callier and Herb Hardesty. They were joined by Jon Cleary (who also played guitar in the rhythm section), Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Irma Thomas, George Porter, Jr. (who, naturally, came up with a funky arrangement for "You Keep on Knocking"), Art Neville, Dr. John and Allen Toussaint, who wrote and debuted a song in tribute of Domino for the occasion. Though Domino did not perform, those near him recall him playing air piano and singing along to his own songs.
Domino returned to stage on May 19, 2007, at Tipitina's at New Orleans, performing to a full house. A foundation has been formed and a show is being planned for Domino and the restoration of his home, where he intends to return someday. "I like it down there," he said in a February 2006 CBS News interview.
In May 2009, Domino made an unexpected appearance in the audience for the Domino Effect, a namesake concert featuring Little Richard and other artists, aimed at raising funds to help rebuild schools and playgrounds damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
In October 2012, Domino was featured in season 3 of the television series Treme, playing himself.
He was an important influence on the music of the 1960s and 1970s and acknowledged as such by some of the top artists of that era. Both John Lennon and Paul McCartney recorded Domino songs. McCartney reportedly wrote the Beatles song "Lady Madonna" in emulation of Domino's style, combining it with a nod to Humphrey Lyttelton's 1956 hit "Bad Penny Blues". Domino did manage to return to the "Hot 100" charts one final time in 1968—with his own recording of "Lady Madonna." That recording, as well as covers of two other songs by the Beatles, appeared on his Reprise LP Fats Is Back, produced by Richard Perry and recorded by a band that included New Orleans piano player James Booker; Domino played piano only on one track, "I'm Ready."
Jamaican reggae artist Yellowman covered many songs by Domino, including "Be My Guest" and "Blueberry Hill" and more.
He was the influence behind the naming of Jamaican ska band Justin Hinds and the Dominoes in the 1960s, Justin's favorite singer being Domino. In 2007, various artists came together for a tribute to Domino, recording a live session containing only his songs. Guests on the album, Going Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino, include Paul McCartney, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and Elton John.
According to AllMusic's Richie Unterberger, Domino was one of early rock music's most consistent artists, the best-selling African-American rock and roll star of the 1950s, and the most popular singer of "the classic" New Orleans rhythm and blues style. His million-selling debut single "The Fat Man" (1949) is one of the many songs that have been frequently cited as the first rock and roll record. Robert Christgau wrote that Domino was "the most widely liked rock and roller of the '50s" and remarked on his influence:
Warm and unthreatening even by the intensely congenial standards of New Orleans, he's remembered with fond condescension as significantly less innovative than his uncommercial compatriots Professor Longhair and James Booker. But though his bouncy boogie-woogie piano and easy Creole gait were generically Ninth Ward, they defined a pop-friendly second-line beat that nobody knew was there before he and Dave Bartholomew created 'The Fat Man' in 1949. In short, this shy, deferential, uncharismatic man invented New Orleans rock and roll.
Nationally charted hits shown in bold.
(From same album as A-side except where indicated)
|Year||Label + Cat. No.||Chart positions||Album|
|US Hot 100||CB||US R&B||UK|
|Detroit City Blues||The Fat Man
(from Rock and Rollin' With Fats Domino)
|1949||Imperial 5058||2||Here Stands Fats Domino|
|Boogie-Woogie Baby||Little Bee
(from Here Stands Fats Domino)
|1950||Imperial 5065||Non-album track|
|Hide Away Blues||She's My Baby||1950||Imperial 5077||Here Stands Fats Domino|
|Hey La Bas Boogie||Brand New Baby
(from Here Stands Fats Domino)
|1950||Imperial 5085||This Is Fats|
|Every Night About This Time||Korea Blues
|1950||Imperial 5099||5||Here Stands Fats Domino|
|Tired Of Crying||What's The Matter Baby
|1951||Imperial 5114||Rock and Rollin' With Fats Domino|
|Don't You Lie To Me||Sometimes I Wonder||1951||Imperial 5123||Non-album tracks|
|Right From Wrong||No, No Baby||1951||Imperial 5138|
|Rockin' Chair||Careless Love
(from Fats Domino Rock and Rollin')
|I'll Be Gone||You Know I Miss You
(from This Is Fats)
|1952||Imperial 5167||Here Stands Fats Domino|
|Goin' Home||Reeling and Rocking
(from This Is Fats Domino!)
|1952||Imperial 5180||30||1||Rock and Rollin' With Fats Domino|
|Poor Poor Me||Trust In Me||1952||Imperial 5197||10||This Is Fats Domino!|
|How Long||Dreaming||1952||Imperial 5209||9||Non-album tracks|
|Nobody Loves Me||Cheatin'
(from Here Stands Fats Domino)
|Going To The River||Mardi Gras In New Orleans
(from The Fabulous Mr. D)
|1953||Imperial 5231||24||2||Rock and Rollin' With Fats Domino|
|Please Don't Leave Me||The Girl I Love
|Rose Mary||You Said You Loved Me||1953||Imperial 5251||10|
|Something's Wrong||Don't Leave Me This Way||1953||Imperial 5262||6||Non-album tracks|
|You Done Me Wrong||Little School Girl
|1954||Imperial 5272||10||This Is Fats Domino!|
|Where Did You Stay||Baby Please||1954||Imperial 5283||This Is Fats|
|You Can Pack Your Suitcase||I Lived My Life
(from Let's Dance With Domino)
|1954||Imperial 5301||Here Stands Fats Domino|
|Love Me||Don't You Hear Me Calling You||1954||Imperial 5313||This Is Fats|
|I Know||Thinking Of You
(from This Is Fats)
|1954||Imperial 5323||14||Twistin' The Stomp|
|Don't You Know||Helping Hand||April 1955||Imperial 5340||7||Non-album tracks|
|Ain't That A Shame||La La
(from This Is Fats Domino!)
|August 1955||Imperial 5348||10||2||1||23||Rock and Rollin' With Fats Domino|
|All By Myself||Troubles Of My Own
(from This Is Fats Domino!)
|September 1955||Imperial 5357||1|
|Poor Me||November 1955||Imperial 5369||47||1|
|I Can't Go On||6||The Fabulous Mr. D|
|Bo Weevil||January 1956||Imperial 5375||35||19||5||Rock and Rollin' With Fats Domino|
|Don't Blame It On Me||9|
|I'm In Love Again||March 1956||Imperial 5386||3||3||1||12||Fats Domino Rock and Rollin'|
|My Blue Heaven||19||14||5|
|When My Dreamboat Comes Home||July 1956||Imperial 5396||14||21||2|
|So Long||44||44||5||This Is Fats Domino!|
|Blueberry Hill||September 1956||Imperial 5407||2||4||1||6|
|Blue Monday||December 1956||Imperial 5417||5||8||1||23|
|What's The Reason I'm Not Pleasing You||50||22||12|
|I'm Walkin'||I'm In The Mood For Love||February 1957||Imperial 5428||4||5||1||19||Here Stands Fats Domino|
|The Rooster Song||My Happiness//As Time Goes By//Hey La Bas (4 song EP)||1957||Imperial 147||13||This Is Fats|
|Valley Of Tears||April 1957||Imperial 5442||8||20||2||25|
|It's You I Love||6||19||2|
|When I See You||July 1957||Imperial 5454||29||29||14||Let's Dance With Domino|
|What Will I Tell My Heart||64||41||12||The Fabulous Mr. D|
|Wait and See||September 1957||Imperial 5467||23||34||7||Twistin' The Stomp|
|I Still Love You||79||60||Fats Domino Sings Million Record Hits|
|The Big Beat||December 1957||Imperial 5477||26||43||15||20||The Fabulous Mr. D|
|I Want You To Know||32||37|
|Yes My Darling||February 1958||Imperial 5492||55||53||10||Let's Dance With Domino|
|Don't You Know I Love You||54|
|Sick and Tired||April 1958||Imperial 5515||22||41||14||26||The Fabulous Mr. D|
|No, No||55||14||Just Domino|
|Little Mary||Prisoner's Song
|July 1958||Imperial 5526||48||4||The Fabulous Mr. D|
|Young School Girl||It Must Be Love
|August 1958||Imperial 5537||92||15|
|Whole Lotta Loving||October 1958||Imperial 5553||6||9||2||Fats Domino Swings|
|Coquette||92||61||26||What A Party!|
|Telling Lies||January 1959||Imperial 5569||50||55||13||Let's Dance With Domino|
|When The Saints Go Marching In||50||40||Let's Play Fats Domino|
|I'm Ready||April 1959||Imperial 5585||16||16||7||Fats Domino Sings Million Record Hits|
|Margie||51||32||18||Let's Play Fats Domino|
|I Want To Walk You Home||July 1959||Imperial 5606||8||9||1||14|
|I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday||17||26||22|
|Be My Guest||October 1959||Imperial 5629||8||8||2||11||Fats Domino Sings Million Record Hits|
|I've Been Around||33||54||19|
|Country Boy||January 1960||Imperial 5645||25||29||19|
|If You Need Me||98||113||Fats Domino Rock and Rollin'|
|Tell Me That You Love Me||April 1960||Imperial 5660||51||56||What A Party!|
|Before I Grow Too Old||84||74||17|
|Walking To New Orleans||June 1960||Imperial 5675||6||10||2||19||...A Lot Of Dominos!|
|Don't Come Knockin'||21||30||28|
|Three Nights A Week||August 1960||Imperial 5687||15||18||8||45|
|Put Your Arms Around Me Honey||58||90|
|My Girl Josephine||October 1960||Imperial 5704||14||16||7||32|
|Natural Born Lover||38||46||28|
|Ain't That Just Like A Woman||January 1961||Imperial 5723||33||26||19||I Miss You So|
|What A Price||22||30||7|
|Shu Rah||March 1961||Imperial 5734||32||34||...A Lot Of Dominos!|
|Fell In Love On Monday||32||53||I Miss You So|
|It Keeps Rainin'||May 1961||Imperial 5753||23||34||18||49|
|I Just Cry||132||Here Comes Fats Domino|
|Let The Four Winds Blow||July 1961||Imperial 5764||15||17||2||Let The Four Winds Blow|
|Good Hearted Man||121|
|What A Party||September 1961||Imperial 5779||22||38||43||What A Party!|
|I Hear You Knocking||November 1961||Imperial 5796||67||109||I Miss You So|
|Jambalaya||30||38||41||Million Sellers By Fats|
|You Win Again||February 1962||Imperial 5816||22||30||Let The Four Winds Blow|
|Ida Jane||90||118||Let's Play Fats Domino|
|My Real Name||May 1962||Imperial 5833||59||59||22||Million Sellers By Fats|
|My Heart Is Bleeding||99|
|Dance With Mr. Domino||July 1962||Imperial 5863||98||108||Just Domino|
|Nothing New (Same Old Thing)||77||104|
|Did You Ever See A Dream Walking||September 1962||Imperial 5875||79||94||What A Party!|
|Stop The Clock||103||118||Just Domino|
|Won't You Come On Back||November 1962||Imperial 5895||94||Let The Four Winds Blow|
|Hands Across the Table||141||Let's Play Fats Domino|
|Hum Diddy Doo||January 1963||Imperial 5909||124||Just Domino|
|You Always Hurt The One You Love||March 1963||Imperial 5937||102||tag||...A Lot Of Dominos!|
|Trouble Blues||144||Let The Four Winds Blow|
|True Confession||Isle Of Capri
(from I Miss You So)
|May 1963||Imperial 5959||Let's Dance With Domino|
|One Night||I Can't Go On This Way
|1963||Imperial 5980||Let The Four Winds Blow|
|There Goes (My Heart Again)||May 1963||ABC 10444||59||64||Here Comes Fats Domino|
|Can't Go On Without You||123|
|When I'm Walking (Let Me Walk)||July 1963||ABC 10475||114||126|
|I've Got A Right To Cry||128||135|
|Red Sails in the Sunset||Song For Rosemary||1963||ABC 10484||35||43||24||34|
|I Can't Give You Anything But Love||Goin' Home
(from Rock and Rollin' With Fats Domino)
|August 1963||Imperial 66005||114||Let The Four Winds Blow|
|Who Cares||December 1963||ABC 10512||63||82||27||Non-album track|
|Just A Lonely Man||108||tag||Here Comes Fats Domino|
|Your Cheatin' Heart||When I Was Young
(from I Miss You So)
|February 1964||Imperial 66016||112||Let The Four Winds Blow|
|Lazy Lady||February 1964||ABC 10531||86||116||34||Non-album track|
|I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire||122||Fats On Fire|
|If You Don't Know What Love Is||April 1964||ABC 10545||Non-album tracks|
|Something You Got Baby||147|
|Mary, Oh Mary||Packin' Up
|June 1964||ABC 10567||127||131||Fats On Fire|
|Sally Was A Good Old Girl||For You||August 1964||ABC 10584||99||128||Non-album tracks|
|Heartbreak Hill||Kansas City||October 1964||ABC 10596||99||112||Getaway With Fats Domino|
|Why Don't You Do Right||Wigs||February 1965||ABC 10631||128|
|Let Me Call You Sweetheart||Goodnight Sweetheart||April 1965||ABC 10644||Non-album tracks|
|I Left My Heart In San Francisco||I Done Got Over It||July 1965||Mercury 72463||111|
|What's That You Got?||It's Never Too Late||September 1965||Mercury 72485||Southland U.S.A. (Cancelled)|
|The Lady In Black||Working My Way Up Steady||December 1967||Broadmoor 104||Fats|
|Big Mouth||Wait 'Til It Happens To You||1968||Broadmoor 105|
|One For The Highway||Honest Papas Love Their Mamas Better||June 1968||Reprise 0696||Fats Is Back|
|Lady Madonna||One For The Highway||August 1968||Reprise 0763||100||87|
|Lovely Rita||Wait 'Till It Happens To You||1968||Reprise 0775|
|Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey||So Swell When You're Well
(from Fats Is Back)
|1969||Reprise 0843||Non-album track|
|Make Me Belong to You||Have You Seen My Baby
|1970||Reprise 0891||Fats Is Back|
|New Orleans Ain't The Same||Sweet Patootie||1970||Reprise 0944||Non-album tracks|
|Sleeping On The Job||After Hours||1978||Sonet 2168 -UK||Sleeping On The Job|
|Whiskey Heaven||--||1980||Warner Bros. 49610||Any Which Way You Can (Soundtrack)|
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