Showbiz stars tip their hats to the pioneering rock legend.
The rock 'n' roll pioneer was known for hits like “Ain’t That a Shame” and “I’m Walkin’.”
With the exception of New Orleans, no home better suits Fats Domino than the PBS American Masters series.
Sure it sounds crazy, but just look at some of the lyrics to the classic Fats Domino song.
Hey Leon, Life Journey, your latest album, was recorded with Tommy LiPuma, Al Schmitt, Elton John...you have an awful lot of friends rooting for you. Do you feel the love?
"Nobody's coming up with something that's never happened before, not even somebody like Jimi Hendrix. It's all music, it's all influenced by whatever is around you at the time, there's a feeling in the air, these kind of things happen by osmosis, it's a generational thing; that's also very important."
This week we review music by Big Boi, Lefty Frizzell, Garbage, Bessie Smith, The Alabama Shakes, and more.
Trend stories based on anecdotes or lazy statistics are bad enough. When extensive research by "experts" is involved, meaninglessness can rise to a higher -- or lower -- level of absurdity.
Teenagers back in the day who actually wore poodle skirts and experienced the Brylcreem era remember -- first hand -- the musical explosion that came to be known as rock 'n' roll.
This week, we feature songs by Stan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Marley and the Wailers and -- here's a fun one -- Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer covering Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.
Moments before he accepted the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award from his lovely friend and former hospital co-worker Julianna Margulies, George Clooney proved once and for all what a truly great humanitarian he is.
The last time the Counting Crows Traveling Circus & Medicine Show toured, lead singer Adam Duritz says he "was taking steroids so heavily to keep my voice together that I almost lost a leg."
In an effort to purge the noise -- or at least drive it back to the unconscious -- I offer the list below for your consideration
Here is one winning playlist for the New Orleans Saints who showed guts and grace as they triumphed over the Colts.
Why does Fats mean so much to our story? It may surprise some of you to learn that it was Fats, not Elvis or Chuck Berry, who recorded what many consider the very first rock and roll song.
Style & Beauty
"Yer feets too big!" Fats Waller bellows in his 1939 classic, "from your ankles up, I say you sure are sweet, from there down, there's just too much feet." Is this funny? I can't tell; but it has staying power.
New Orleans residents, both home and in the process of getting home, are surviving with a level of gallows humor I haven't witnessed since working in a newsroom.