5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Legend is a word bandied around carelessly nowadays. It is often used to describe or introduce performers whom are hardly a household name and frankly some are quite low down on the "B" List of stars let alone "legendary"! The word frequently goes hand-in-hand with "International Superstar" and "Global Phenomenon" in trying to "over-hype" an artiste.
However, if there is one performer in the history of modern music who thoroughly deserves the description, it is Fats Domino who for 50 years or more has reigned supreme in the world of 'boogie-woogie-bluesy-rock' making mega hit after mega hit whilst retaining his roots and values firmly embedded in the deep south Creole Belt.
This disc contains the very best of his foot-tapping numbers from his first single "The Fat Man" and is a veritable joy to listen to, savour and enjoy.
"Original" is another word that accurately fits Fats Domino as no other artiste comes close to or is comparable with the style of music that this man has made his own.
on 18 July 2010
the one and only Fats Domino. Incomparable,unique, never be another like fats.The book to read, which will explain the effect he had on the music world, and it was massive, is by Rick Coleman, called Blue Monday, an exellent read. Play the cd, read the book, bothgreat.