Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll

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While many think of Elvis Presley as rock ’n’ roll’s driving force, the truth is that Fats Domino, whose records have sold more than 100 million copies, was the first to put it on the map with such hits as “Ain’t That a Shame” and “Blueberry Hill.” In Blue Monday, acclaimed R&B scholar Rick Coleman draws on a multitude of new interviews with Fats Domino and many other early musical legends to create a definitive biography of not just an extraordinary man but also a unique time and place: New Orleans at the ...

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Overview

While many think of Elvis Presley as rock ’n’ roll’s driving force, the truth is that Fats Domino, whose records have sold more than 100 million copies, was the first to put it on the map with such hits as “Ain’t That a Shame” and “Blueberry Hill.” In Blue Monday, acclaimed R&B scholar Rick Coleman draws on a multitude of new interviews with Fats Domino and many other early musical legends to create a definitive biography of not just an extraordinary man but also a unique time and place: New Orleans at the birth of rock ’n’ roll. Coleman’s groundbreaking research makes for an immense cultural biography, and is the first to convey the full scope of Fats Domino’s impact on the popular music of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306815317
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 4/23/2007
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 568,005
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Coleman’s work has appeared in Offbeat, Goldmine, Billboard, and Rolling Stone, and in liner notes for the likes of Fats Domino and Little Richard. He lives outside New Orleans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2008

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    The history of the evolution of R&B through the music of the 50's is revealing, nostalgic, entertaining and informative. The book details the story of Fats Domino and paints a picture of New Orleans music. It provides the reader with a picture of the difficult times that African American musicians had in having their musical talents reoognized. Outstanding!

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