Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino

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All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
Fats Domino's decision to stay in his home in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward during Hurricane Katrina nearly cost him his life. The home was flooded and sustained major damage and the rock & roll pioneer had to be airlifted by helicopter from his roof. Age 77 when the storm hit, Domino was no longer performing as often as he once did, but he emerged proud and resolute and even recorded a new album, whose proceeds he donated to an organization aiding musicians hurt by the disaster. Just how loved Fats Domino is by the music community is borne out by the A-list names who've contributed to one of the more remarkable tribute albums to surface in recent years. Spanning the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
Fats Domino's decision to stay in his home in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward during Hurricane Katrina nearly cost him his life. The home was flooded and sustained major damage and the rock & roll pioneer had to be airlifted by helicopter from his roof. Age 77 when the storm hit, Domino was no longer performing as often as he once did, but he emerged proud and resolute and even recorded a new album, whose proceeds he donated to an organization aiding musicians hurt by the disaster. Just how loved Fats Domino is by the music community is borne out by the A-list names who've contributed to one of the more remarkable tribute albums to surface in recent years. Spanning the worlds of rock (Neil Young, Elton John, Los Lobos, Tom Petty), blues (B.B. King), country (Willie Nelson), jazz (Herbie Hancock), and even reggae (Toots & the Maytals, who just nail "Let the Four Winds Blow"), 30 artists are represented on the two discs, along with -- of course -- a healthy sampling of New Orleans artists of various grooves, among them Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Art Neville, and others. It's a celebratory affair, for sure, and it would have to be, as Domino's music has always tilted toward the upbeat, and you can bet he wouldn't want it any other way. The project gets moving with one pulled up from the past, no less than the late John Lennon, who cut Fats' "Ain't That a Shame" for his 1975 Rock 'n' Roll album. Lennon's former bandmate Paul McCartney teams up with NOLA mainstay Allen Toussaint for a duet on the jaunty "I Want to Walk You Home," one of a number of inspired pairings of seemingly mismatched artists who find common ground in the Fat Man. Both Joss Stone and Buddy Guy hook up with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band for an electric "Every Night About This Time," Ben Harper meets the Skatalites for -- what else? -- a zippy ska version of "Be My Guest," and, in one of the album's most surprising and satisfying moments, Robert Plant and the Soweto Gospel Choir collaborate on a stunning and haunting a cappella "Valley of Tears." Of the individual performers, Randy Newman presents "Blue Monday" faithfully, Norah Jones applies her signature quasi-jazzy style to "My Blue Heaven," and Corinne Bailey Rae's live "One Night of Sin" -- penned by Domino's writing partner Dave Bartholomew, as are so many of these classics -- returns to the song the danger removed by Elvis Presley when he cut a cleaned-up version and had a smash hit with it. There really are no clunkers here -- these artists have done Fats Domino proud. And it's a blessed thing that he stuck around to hear it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2007
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707022521
  • Catalog Number: 70225
  • Sales rank: 15,980

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ain't That a Shame (2:30)
  2. 2 I'm Walkin' - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (2:46)
  3. 3 Goin' Home (2:17)
  4. 4 Blueberry Hill - Elton John (3:17)
  5. 5 My Girl Josephine - The New Orleans Social Club (4:09)
  6. 6 Every Night About This Time - Joss Stone (3:33)
  7. 7 I Want to Walk You Home - Allen Toussaint (2:41)
  8. 8 Whole Lotta Loving - Troy Andews (4:20)
  9. 9 Don't Leave Me This Way - Dr. John (3:27)
  10. 10 I'm in Love Again/All by Myself (3:23)
  11. 11 Please Don't Leave Me - Art Neville (3:09)
  12. 12 Going to the River - Richard Vogel (4:48)
  13. 13 Blue Monday - Randy Newman (2:22)
  14. 14 It Keeps Rainin' - Lil' Band O' Gold (3:09)
  15. 15 One Night (Of Sin) - Corinne Bailey Rae (3:43)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Walking to New Orleans - Neil Young (3:15)
  2. 2 Valley of Tears - The Soweto Gospel Choir (2:12)
  3. 3 My Blue Heaven - Norah Jones (2:20)
  4. 4 Honey Chile - Lucinda Williams (2:19)
  5. 5 Rising Sun - Marc Broussard (3:26)
  6. 6 When I See You - Natchezippi Band (3:50)
  7. 7 Be My Guest - Ken Stewart (3:16)
  8. 8 Let the Four Winds Blow - Toots & the Maytals (3:34)
  9. 9 I Hear You Knockin' - Willie Nelson (2:54)
  10. 10 I Just Can't Get New Orleans Off My Mind - Irma Thomas (3:29)
  11. 11 Don't Blame It on Me - Bruce Hornsby (3:41)
  12. 12 I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday - George Porter Jr. (4:12)
  13. 13 The Fat Man - Los Lobos (4:13)
  14. 14 So Long - Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (2:16)
  15. 15 When the Saints Go Marching In - Theresa Anderson (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marcia Ball Piano, Background Vocals
Buddy Guy Guitar
Taj Mahal Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Walter "Wolfman" Washington Vocals
Sam Bush Mandolin, Slide Mandolin
Willie Nelson Guitar, Vocals
Dr. John Piano, Vocals
Bruce Hornsby Piano, Vocals
Elton John Piano, Vocals
Lenny Kravitz Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Paul McCartney Vocals
Art Neville Piano, Vocals
Ivan Neville Hammond Organ, Clavinet
Randy Newman Piano, Vocals
Tom Petty Bass, Vocals
Robert Plant Vocals
Bonnie Raitt Vocals, Slide Guitar
Robbie Robertson Guitar, Vocals
Irma Thomas Vocals
Lucinda Williams Guitar, Vocals
Neil Young Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Ronnie Cuber Baritone Saxophone
Herbie Hancock Keyboards
Pee Wee Ellis Saxophone
Davey Johnstone Guitar
Maceo Parker Alto Saxophone, fender rhodes
Warren Storm Drums
Mike Campbell Guitar
Jim Keltner Drums
Olu Dara Trumpet, Vocals
John Brunious Trumpet
C.C. Adcock Guitar
Stafford Agee Trombone
Guy Babylon Keyboards
David Barard Bass
Kevin Batchelor Trumpet
Benmont Tench Piano, Hand Clapping
Steve Berlin Saxophone
Bob Birch Bass
Alonzo Bowens Baritone Saxophone
Pat Breaux Tenor Saxophone
Anthony Brown Guitar
Karl Bryan Tenor Saxophone
Phil Chen Guitar
Jon Cleary Piano, Vocals
Grub Cooper Percussion, Drums, Keyboards
Val Douglas Bass
Herman V. Ernest III Drums
Steve Ferrone Drums, Hand Clapping
Dean Fraser Saxophone
Keith "Bass Drum Shorty" Frazier Bass Drums
Alonzo Gardner Bass
Vin Gordon Trombone
John Goux Guitar
Emile Hall Saxophone
Herb Hardesty Tenor Saxophone
Ben Harper Vocals
Donald Harrison Alto Saxophone
Corey Henry Trombone
Toots Hibbert Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
David Hidalgo Guitar, Vocals
Jim Horn Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Hand Clapping
Derek Huston Baritone Saxophone
Devon James Guitar
Leroy Jones Trumpet
Kirk Joseph Sousaphone
B.B. King Guitar, Vocals
Craig Klein Trombone (Baritone)
Lloyd Knibbs Drums
Dickie Landry Alto Saxophone
Carl LeBlanc Banjo
Roger Lewis Baritone Saxophone
Bill Liston Saxophone
Conrad Lozano Bass
John Mahon Percussion
Coster Massamba Percussion, Conga
Ziggy Modeliste Drums
Rickie Monie Piano
Leo Nocentelli Guitar
Nigel Olsson Drums
Walter Payton String Bass
Renard Poché Guitar
George Porter Jr. Bass
Shannon Powell Drums
David Ranson Bass
Steve Riley Accordion
Cesar Rosas Guitar, Vocals
Chris Severin Bass
Derrick Shezbie Trumpet
Lester Sterling Alto Saxophone
David Sutton Bass
Scott Thurston Hand Clapping
Allen Toussaint Piano
Efrem Towns Trumpet
Eric Traub Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Vidacovich Drums
Fred Wesley Trombone
John Fohl Guitar
Glen Andrews Trumpet
Monk Boudreaux Tambourine
Raymond Weber Drums
Alex Bennett Keyboards
Benjamin Jaffe Tuba, Tambourine
Theresa Andersson Vocals
Lee King Trumpet
David Egan Piano
Louie Pérez Drums
Kevin Harris Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Sam Skelton Saxophone
Herman Lebeaux Drums
Ken Stewart Keyboards
Doug Pettibone Electric Guitar
Darryl Adams Alto Saxophone
Matt Perrine Tuba, Upright Bass
Stanton Moore Bass, Drums
Ben Ellman Harmonica, Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Derrick Tabb Snare Drums
Butch Norton Drums
Percy Williams Trumpet
Jason Mingledorff Tenor Saxophone
Kwatei Jones-Quartey Guitar
Derwin "Big D" Perkins Guitar
Nick Daniels Tenor Bass
Michael Valerio Bass
Oroh Angiama Bass
Gregory Michael Davis II Trumpet
Robert Mercurio Bass
Ian Neville Guitar
Richard Vogel Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Terence Higgins Drums
Vincent Broussard Saxophone
Jeff Raines Guitar
Norah Jones Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Marc Broussard Vocals
Joss Stone Vocals
Calvin Turner Bass, Percussion, Celeste, Background Vocals, fender rhodes
Phil Frazier Tuba
Chad Gilmore Drums
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux Tambourine, Vocals
Brent Rose Tenor Saxophone
Don Bennett Bass
Corey Keller Drums
Tony Hall Guitar
Ladonna Harley Peters Background Vocals
Corinne Bailey Rae Vocals
Jim Corry Baritone Saxophone
Joseph Lastie Jr. Drums
Thad Scott Tenor Saxophone
Court Clement Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Mike Keller Guitar
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews Trombone, Trumpet
Sam "Blue" Agard Drums
Lucas Bok Choir Director
Susan Harriott Background Vocals
Larry Johnson Drums
Jubilee Singers Of Fisk University Background Vocals
Frederic Lonzo Trombone
Sipho Ngcamu Percussion
Jan Ozveren Guitar
Virginia Rece Background Vocals
Clayton Reilly Trumpet
Technical Credits
Marcia Ball Producer
Dr. John Producer
Bruce Hornsby Producer
Elton John Producer
Lenny Kravitz Producer
Tom Petty Producer
Robert Plant Producer
Robbie Robertson Producer
Lucinda Williams Producer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Phil Spector Producer
Chris Bailey Engineer, Drum Technician
Warren Haynes Producer
C.C. Adcock Producer
Guy Babylon Programming
Jon Cleary Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Tom Corwin Engineer
Fats Domino Composer
Erik Flettrich Producer
Linda "Peaches" Green Contributor
Roy Hayes Composer
Henry Hirsch Producer, Engineer
David Kahne Engineer
Eric Lijestrand Producer, Engineer
Mark Linett Producer, Engineer
Los Lobos Producer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
George Porter Jr. Producer
John Porter Producer
Allen Toussaint Producer
Ryan Ulyate Engineer
Lenny Waronker Producer
Alan Weidel Logistics
Bill Bentley Advisor
Benjamin Jaffe Producer
Mike Napolitano Engineer
Matt Still Producer, Engineer
Martin Pradler Digital Editing
Ben Ellman Engineer
Robert Guidry Composer
John Marascalco Composer
Adam Shipley Executive Producer, Assistant Executive Producer
Danah Lewis Engineer
Nigel Burrell Engineer
Gordie Johnson Engineer
Tom Overby Producer
Traditional Composer
Chris Finney Producer, Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Norah Jones Producer
Calvin Turner Producer
Lloyd Peterson Engineer
Justin Tocket Producer
Vanessa Parr Engineer
Bill Taylor Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Chris Allen Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OUTSTANDING is not enough

    GREAT, GREAT jazzy/blues versions. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! A MUST HAVE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Highly Recommended

    Most people probably don't know how close we came to losing a national treasure in Fats Domino during Hurricane Katrina. But the music world certainly does, and the talent that turned out for 'Goin' Home' celebrate this still living legend. All you have to do is check the track list and see some of the names: Tom Petty, B.B. King, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Lenny Kravitz, Robert Plant, Neil Young...the list keeps going. Even John Lennon turns in a posthumous tribute! Scattered among them are names that less would recognize, but that are no less amazing. The covers run from Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Cajun to Reggae and Ska. And every track is a knock-out. This is a great two-disc set. You'd be crazy to pass it up.

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