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RIP Fats Domino
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:00 pm    Post subject: RIP Fats Domino Reply with quote

Words fail me...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41753839

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crying or Very Sad That really is sad news.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More detail here...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13411718
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad. The legend was hugely influential on Jamaican music.

RIP Fats.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A truly legendary Singer and songwriter.

R.I.P. Fats Domino
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charlie Chalk wrote:
Very sad. The legend was hugely influential on Jamaican music.

RIP Fats.
...indeed and Pop and Rock music in general.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not the finest cover version of a Fats Domino song (well, Fats only made it "his"):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86z7cLT4vfE

Ferdinand (Dixon) ~ BLUEBERRY HILL
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one is quite good...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr2DrhA4D04

Winston Groovy ~ JOSEPHINE (think I played it at "reggae steadae go session 2" back in July)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zapatoo_the_Tiger wrote:
This one is quite good...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr2DrhA4D04

Winston Groovy ~ JOSEPHINE (think I played it at "reggae steadae go session 2" back in July)
...and here's Fats...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxPNewCVGzY
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An obit from a local (New Orleans) perspective...

http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2017/10/fats_domino_dies.html#incart_2box

With thanks to Mike Turner (RKR) for posting the link over on FB.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two more reggae covers of 'Josephine'...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQX9iW8csfc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnfUYq-XONI
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just heard. RIP to a Great Man. Saw him live in `76 - what a show that was.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was, of course, this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEFLIizyEm8

Which in Scratch's hands became

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT1SM8Cb5nA
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going right back, this is reported to have mashed up the dance in the early 50s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIz1cPfTRW4

It was, of course, a cover of a much older drug-related song -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXMfLFa3ZM4
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely gutted, over this news.....

A BIG part of my childhood, was spent, grooving to his music. I am glad to see so many good posts, musically, being pointed out, on this thread..... Crying or Very Sad Crying or Very Sad Crying or Very Sad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nftncTMcZ8U
"The Fat Man" 1949 version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PxJeYkRUXI
"The Fat Man" 1964 version

Love 'em, both!

RIP, Fat Man!

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