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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…

Transcendental Fats

Check out mixed media artist Gina Phillips’ Fats Domino Series The piece that inspired the Fats Domino Series is called Not Fats. This piece started as a commission commemorating the nine people from New Orleans who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I did nine fabric portraits of all the…

Keef @ 70

Glad you are still very much with us  . . . who’d have thought. (And of course Happy Birthday to Bobby Keys, Keef’s partner in mischief.) Keith Richardsmusicrock and rollRolling Stones

Fats and Dave

About time Lauro opened a Kickstarter online crowd-funding page for an upcoming documentary film, “The Big Beat: Fats Domino and His Band” which, he writes, will look at the essential musical partnership between Domino and his musical other half, the producer, arranger and trumpeter Dave Bartholomew. boogie woogieDave BartholomewFats Dominonew orleansrock and roll

Fats @ 85

This article by the excellent Keith Spera. Another Feb 26th baby is Johnny Cash. boogie woogieFats DominoJohnny CashKeith Speranew orleansrock and roll