Fats Domino

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.