Fats Domino’s studio recordings inspired everyone from reggae legend Bob Marley to The Beatles, whose “Lady Madonna” was as a direct homage to the early rock pioneer. But while his songs were often imitated, Fats’s live performances were absolutely untouchable, a rollicking ride through boogie jump classics like “Let The Four Winds Blow” and “My Girl Josephine” on to his all-time classic hits such as the libidinous “Blueberry Hill,” “Ain’t That A Shame,” “Walking To New Orleans” and many more. On stage, Fats attacked his piano from every which way as sweat poured from his brow, all the while keeping that magnificent, signature smile front and center, making everything he did look as effortless as a pleasant Sunday stroll.

Now music fans will once again be able to hear this early rock pioneer’s explosive energy on a 1973 recording released on CD in its entirety for the first time ever this October 2 from Goldenlane Records. Thrillin’ In Philly – Live 1973 features an amazingly clear, professionally mixed multi-track recording that brings Fats’s brilliant hits to life. For good reason to as music journalist Dave Thompson’s liner notes reveal, this show captures Fats in the midst of a stellar, career-reviving tour that introduced him to a whole new generation of fans. He was playing for posterity, to preserve his legacy, and you can hear it!

Track List
1. Let The Four Winds Blow
2. Blueberry Hill
3. Please Don’t Leave Me
4. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
5. Walking To New Orleans
6. My Blue Heaven
7. Ain’t That A Shame
8. I’m In Love Again
9. Poor Me
10. My Girl Josephine
11. Goin’ To The River
12. Whiskey Heaven
13. I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday
14. When The Saints Go Marching In
15. What A Price
16. The Fat Man
17. Another Mule
18. Going To Mardi Gras
19. Your Cheatin’ Heart
20. The Sheik Of Araby
21. I Want To Walk You Home
22. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)

 

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