Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino

Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino is the 1956 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. All included recordings have been released previously on Imperial Records singles from 1950 to 1956. 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]

Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1956
Recorded1949–1955
GenreRock n roll
Length28:07
LabelImperial
ProducerBunny Robyn
Fats Domino chronology
Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino
(1956)
Fats Domino Rock and Rollin'
(1956)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Release historyEdit

The album was released on Imperial Records, catalog #LP-9004, in March 1956[4] and reissued by London Records under the title Carry on Rockin'.[5]

When Domino left Imperial in 1963 to join Paramount, Imperial retained the rights to this and several other of Domino's notable albums,[6] reissuing it on LP as recently as 1981.[7] In particular, the album was reissued in 1969 as stereo (in fact "Electronically re-recorded to simulate stereo", as printed on cover) by Liberty Records, the new owner of Imperial Records, with catalog# LP-12387[8] and later in 1978 by United Artists Records, the new owner of Liberty Records, with catalog# UAS 29.097.[9][note 1]

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.[12]

SongsEdit

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.[13] The album compiled a number of Domino's hit singles as well as some songs that would soon become hit singles, including "Ain't It 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").[14][15]

Track listingEdit

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

  1. "The Fat Man" – 2:33
  2. "Tired of Crying" (Domino) – 2:10
  3. "Goin' Home" (Domino, Al Young) – 2:09
  4. "You Said You Loved Me" – 2:32
  5. "Going to the River" – 2:28
  6. "Please Don't Leave Me" (Domino) – 2:30
  7. "Rose Mary" – 2:10
  8. "All by Myself" – 2:18
  9. "Ain't It a Shame" – 2:23
  10. "Poor Me" – 2:15
  11. "Bo Weevil" – 2:01
  12. "Don't Blame It on Me" – 2:38

PersonnelEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ It is worth noting that all releases and reissues of this album, like the other two albums by Imperial Records, Fats Domino Swings (12,000,000 Records) (1958)[10] and Let's Dance with Domino (1963)[11] and its reissues by subsequent owners of this label included the recording "Ain't It a Shame". Only in the reissue by London Records this recording was titled "Ain't That a Shame".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c Coleman, Rick (2007). Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll. Da Capo Press. pp. 121. ISBN 0-306-81531-1. Rock and Rollin' With Fats Domino.
  3. ^ Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino Billboard Albums at AllMusic
  4. ^ "Fats Domino – Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino (Imperial LP-9004, March 1956)". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Fats Domino – Carry On Rockin' (London Records, HA-P 20141, 1956)". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  6. ^ Hoffman, Frank W. (2005). "Domino, Antoine "Fats"". In Frank W. Hoffmann, Howard Ferstler (ed.). Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound: M-Z. Index. CRC Press. p. 325. ISBN 0-415-93835-X.
  7. ^ Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino at AllMusic
  8. ^ "Fats Domino – Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino (Imperial LP-12387, 1969)". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 22 January 2020.,
  9. ^ "Fats Domino – Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino (United Artists 29.29297, 1978)". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Fats Domino – Fats Domino Swings (12,000,000 Records) (Imperial LP 9062, December 1958)". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Fats Domino – Let's Dance with Domino (Imperial LP-9239, May 1963)". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  12. ^ Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino/Million Sellers By Fats at AllMusic
  13. ^ Carry on Rockin' at AllMusic
  14. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography: Complete Discographies Listing Every Track Recorded by More Than 1,200 Artists. Canongate U.S. p. 434. ISBN 1-84195-615-5.
  15. ^ Fats Domino Billboard Singles at AllMusic