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Saturday, 21 January 2017

Imperial R&B All-Stars re-upped

Side 1
01. The Fat Man - Fats Domino
02. Rootin' And Tootin' - Smiley Lewis
03. All That Wine Is Gone - Big Jay McNeely
04. Fats' Frenzy - Fats Domino
05. An Old Cow Hand From A Blues Band - Dave Bartholomew
06. Don't Cry Baby - Big Jay McNeely

Side 2
01. Ain't Gonna Do It - The Pelicans
02. '44' - Fats Domino
03. Shame, Shame, Shame - Smiley Lewis
04. Good News - Dave Bartholomew
05. I Don't Need You - James "Sugar Boy" Crawford
06. Don't Leave Me This Way - Fats Domino

New download link:

Original post (19th September 2011) is here:

A re-up for this short (but fine as wine) homemade comp of Imperial sides. The R&B All-Stars series only ever ran to two comps! I think this is the only post on Be Bop Wino which features some Fats Domino tracks. I must do something about that ...


Don Rocin said...

It may be Junker's Blues with a backbeat, but The Fat Man always gets my vote for the first rocknroll record - not just for the rolling 12-bar boogie and the Earl Palmer backbeat, its the sheer joy of it that compels even a bad dancer to go for it.

Cheers boogiewoody, for this great upload. Imperial, for me, is a keystone of rocknroll and Dave Bartholomew, Earl Palmer and Fats deserve more credit for their pioneering work.

boogiewoody said...

Thanks for commenting Don. The Imperial recordings from New Orleans are certainly one of the foundations of rock'n'roll, perhaps THE foundation of rock'n'roll! Rick Coleman's book "Blue Monday:Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock'n'Roll" makes the case fervently, more or less saying that Jesse Stone's arrangements for Atlantic were based on the Dave Bartholomew sound.