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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fat Man and Little Boy

For Fats Domino's 86th birthday (yes, I attended his party at Tipitina's in NOLA a few years back): Okay, not the greatest tune I've featured here but it does have this distinction--this was the first single I ever bought on my own as a pre-teen, around 1958.  My favorite TV show was Ozzie & Harriet and I loved Ricky.  Suddenly he came out with a rock 'n roll song and I had to get it.  Yes, it was the typical white kid covering a black man--Fats Domino, no less--but little did I know.  (I guess I could call this "Fat Man and Little Boy.")  Ricky couldn't sing much at the start and his attempt at a little Elvisy move is kind of pathetic but what the heck.  I will take the brief James Burton guitar solo any time.  And that multiple screen shot stuff--certainly ahead of its time!

Below that, Fats and Ricky do it together, many years later.

10 comments:

Woody said...

"Ricky can't sing much---" Ricky's singing voice wasn't great but he had a better singing voice than his father (Ozzie). However, Ozzie had a pleasant voice for the types of songs he sang and the Ozzie Nelson band was very good.

Anonymous said...

Come and go with me by the Del Vikings. It was cool.

mick said...

She loves you-Beatles

Ignobilitor said...

'Killing Me Softly' by Roberta Flack. At Grants in Severna Park, MD for 78 cents.

SquareState said...

I think the first I bought for myself was an 33 LP of Tchaikovsky's Symphony "Pathetique" No 6. I was fascinated by this music after hearing it in concert. I was in junior high school. The first record I think my parents bought for me (or at least that I remember listening to) was a 78rpm of Groucho Marx singing Show Me A Rose - can't recall the B side, but I think it was something about a taxi or car. I probably still have this record somewhere in my Dad's collection of 78s from the 30s and 40s.

Bachers said...

The Wayward Wind by Gogi Grant

Adelaide FOWL said...

Rollover Beethoven by the Beatles
Jeanie

Charly Prevost said...

When - the Kalin Twins

TeekeeMon said...

Let It Bleed - Rolling Stones

SariJ said...

Nights on Broadway - Bee Gees