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Fats, Dave and Mac

Good to see that Fats and Dave were able to attend this showing as per my last post. Here are some lovely shots of the three maestros, Dave ever irrepressible; Fats the quiet one. The best extended research on Fats and Dave is in the excellent book Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of…

Fats, Dave and The Big Beat

Glad to hear that this documentary has come to full fruition. Below is the blurb from the film’s Kickstarter page. The early years (1949-62) of the Fats Domino / Dave Bartholomew collaboration and its roots in the culture and music of New Orleans. ….On the day in 1948 the unlikely paths of Antoine “Fats” Domino…

Cosimo Matassa (1926 – 2014)

From offBeat and Keith Spera. Mr. Matassa helped facilitate the role of New Orleans in the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. He opened his first studio, J&M Recording, in 1945 in the back of his family’s record and appliance store at the corner of North Rampart and Dumaine streets in the French Quarter. Its pedigree is…

“Fats” on Treme

Here’s a couple of reports on the surprise appearance of “Fats” on Treme. So good to hear that “Fats” could be coaxed into this. I can’t wait to see it. Alex Rawls’ article in My Spilt Milk Dave Walker’s article in NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  Fats and the irrepressible Dave’s reunion Cosimo MatassaDave BartholomewDavid SimonDominoEric…