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Greatest Hits: Walking To New Orleans

Greatest Hits: Walking To New Orleans

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by Fats Domino
     
 
Following Capitol/EMI's last Fats Domino CD compilation (Fats Domino Jukebox: 20 Greatest Hits the Way You Originally Heard Them) by five years, 2007's Greatest Hits: Walking to New Orleans betters that comp in terms of sheer numbers (as it does

Overview

Following Capitol/EMI's last Fats Domino CD compilation (Fats Domino Jukebox: 20 Greatest Hits the Way You Originally Heard Them) by five years, 2007's Greatest Hits: Walking to New Orleans betters that comp in terms of sheer numbers (as it does 1990s My Blue Heaven) by ten tracks and this is a case when more is indeed more. Ten tracks is enough to offer depth, particularly in his earliest sides but also with a couple lesser-known hits from his rock & roll prime, turning this into a joyous overview of one of the greatest musicians of the '50s. It's nice to have this hit the pre-rock & roll and R&B a bit harder -- "Ain't That a Shame" doesn't roll around 'til track six, then it's another ten before "Blueberry Hill" kicks off the string of crossovers -- because it illustrates how hard this rocker, who often gets pigeonholed as merely a genial piano player, really rocked. And though he cut other great material during his Imperial Records stint, it is surely one of the most consistent bodies of work in rock & roll/R&B, heard to full effect either in the four-disc Walking to New Orleans or the complete Bear Family box: for those who don't want or need to delve that deeply, or are just beginning to explore, this is nothing less than essential.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2007
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099950235124
catalogNumber:
02351
Rank:
194

Tracks

  1. The Fat Man
  2. Goin' Home
  3. Going to the River
  4. Please Don't Leave Me
  5. Something's Wrong
  6. Ain't That a Shame
  7. All by Myself
  8. Poor Me
  9. I Can't Go On (Rosalie)
  10. Bo Weevil
  11. Don't Blame It on Me
  12. I'm in Love Again
  13. My Blue Heaven
  14. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
  15. So Long
  16. Blueberry Hill
  17. Honey Chile
  18. Blue Monday
  19. I'm Walkin'
  20. It's You I Love
  21. Valley of Tears
  22. Wait and See
  23. Whole Lotta Loving
  24. I'm Ready
  25. I Want to Walk You Home
  26. I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday
  27. Be My Guest
  28. Walking to New Orleans
  29. My Girl Josephine
  30. Let the Four Winds Blow

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