Saturday, May 06, 2006
5. Fats Domino - This is Fats Domino (1956)
1. Blueberry Hill
2. Honey Chile
3. What's the Reason (I'm Not Pleasing You?)
4. Blue Monday
5. So Long
7. Troubles of My Own
8. You Done Me Wrong
9. Reelin' and Rockin'
10. Fat Man's Hop
11. Poor Poor Me
12. Trust in Me
Yay! I found a mistake in the book! Firstly they use the wrong cover for the album. They use the cover for 1958's This is Fats and not 1956's This is Fats Domino, which although it might not seem like it by the name are completely different albums. The actual cover, which I couldn't find on the Internet, is the bottom left one on the above picture which chubby little Fats and writing behind him. So there! Take that, book producing people at Cassell Ilustrated! Put that in your wrong-album-cover-pipe and smoke it! Oh and the wrong-title pipe! They say this is This is Fats, while it is in fact This is Fats Domino. Confused? So was I. But I am sure this is the album they describe, with Blueberry Hill and shit.
Oh well ,now I have no time to talk about the album, but at least we know the right cover!
Oh, just joking. I almost had you running for the arsenic didn't I? What no musical discussion today? I shall overdose on laudanum!
Here goes. With this album, the third in Fats carreer, he very successfuly bridges the gap between R&B (real R&B not Destiny's Child, which by the way will be reviewed here in some years) and Rock. This makes for a much more enjoyable hearing experience than boring old Elvis that debuted this same year. So, again, Boo Elvis, Yay Fats. Still, it's not particularly an attention grabbing album, although it starts with the classic Blueberry Hill, a great track then and now. Blue Monday is another great piece and so is La-La and in the whole album Fats' great piano playing comes through very nicely.
So, great, revolutionary music, but for some reason I don't click that much with it. I recognise its importance and quality but I am probably missing something. Again, when albums were revolutionary in 1956 they might not have the same impact now. Still, very enjoyable.
Again the Goetian Demon Furcas provided me with this album, as Napster didn't have it! Fuck them and their greatest hits compilations! Me wants albums!
Buy it at Amazon: UK or US
1. Blueberry Hill
3. Blue Monday
4. Poor Poor Me
He was chubby.
Blue Monday was not later made a hit by New Order.