Walking to New Orleans [Box]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Of all the early rock & rollers, Fats Domino gets a short shrift. Too easygoing for rockers, too popular for New Orleans R&B devotees, he fell into a middle ground -- a middle ground that was extremely popular at the time, but didn't give him the proper respect within hipster history, probably because his music is just so damn enjoyable. Few musicians have made good music sound so easy, so effortless as Fats, and that's best appreciated in an exhaustive compilation, such as EMI's 2002 box set Walking to New Orleans, because the sheer scope of Fats' accomplishment becomes stunning only at this scale. Sure, it's easy to appreciate the brilliance of Domino ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Of all the early rock & rollers, Fats Domino gets a short shrift. Too easygoing for rockers, too popular for New Orleans R&B devotees, he fell into a middle ground -- a middle ground that was extremely popular at the time, but didn't give him the proper respect within hipster history, probably because his music is just so damn enjoyable. Few musicians have made good music sound so easy, so effortless as Fats, and that's best appreciated in an exhaustive compilation, such as EMI's 2002 box set Walking to New Orleans, because the sheer scope of Fats' accomplishment becomes stunning only at this scale. Sure, it's easy to appreciate the brilliance of Domino on a hits collection, even one as generous as a 20-track collection like My Blue Heaven, but the true scope of his accomplishments becomes clear on a set like this, since there's not a bad cut among these 100 tracks. Yes, some are greater than others, usually the hits, but the momentum never sags because the quality of the material is so strong. Of course, much of this was already heard on the great, seminal box set, 1991's They Call Me the Fat Man, and this collection follows the very flow, the very sequence, of that set to a tee; even the Imperial-aping artwork on the CDs and Jeff Hannusch's liner notes are replicated. There are a few song substitutions along the way, usually skewing toward R&B instead of rock & roll, but the ten or so songs that are different don't affect the overall feel of the box, which remains one of the greatest, most listenable box sets in rock & roll. The biggest difference is in the sound (remastered and bettered, but not so much so that most listeners will notice), the packaging (no longer boxed jewel cases; it's now the easy-to-wear book), and the artwork (based on the beautiful promotional photo of the original, but now uglified with an off-kilter, cartoony illustration), all attempts to modernize the set. These differences are so minimal that anyone who already has They Call Me the Fat Man need not bother with this set, but anyone who missed that should pick up this slightly inferior set since the music is so fresh and good, it transcends any flaws with the packaging.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/2002
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724353737429
  • Catalog Number: 37374
  • Sales rank: 94,015

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Fat Man (2:35)
  2. 2 Detroit City Blues (2:28)
  3. 3 She's My Baby (2:41)
  4. 4 Every Night About This Time (2:07)
  5. 5 Hey! La Bas Boogie (2:23)
  6. 6 Rockin' Chair (2:26)
  7. 7 Goin' Home (2:10)
  8. 8 Reelin' and Rockin' (2:19)
  9. 9 Poor Poor Me (2:11)
  10. 10 Mardi Gras in New Orleans (2:16)
  11. 11 How Long (2:02)
  12. 12 Going to the River (2:34)
  13. 13 Swanee River Hop (2:49)
  14. 14 Rose Mary (2:16)
  15. 15 Please Don't Leave Me (2:39)
  16. 16 Something's Wrong (2:42)
  17. 17 You Done Me Wrong (2:07)
  18. 18 Thinking of You (2:08)
  19. 19 Where Did You Stay? (2:01)
  20. 20 You Can Pack Your Suitcase (2:20)
  21. 21 Love Me (1:56)
  22. 22 All by Myself (2:24)
  23. 23 Don't You Know (2:21)
  24. 24 La-La (2:15)
  25. 25 Ain't That a Shame (2:28)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Blue Monday (2:19)
  2. 2 Poor Me (2:20)
  3. 3 I Can't Go On (Rosalie) (2:12)
  4. 4 I'm in Love Again (1:57)
  5. 5 Bo Weevil (2:06)
  6. 6 Don't Blame It on Me (2:43)
  7. 7 If You Need Me (2:02)
  8. 8 So Long (2:12)
  9. 9 My Blue Heaven (2:08)
  10. 10 Ida Jane (2:12)
  11. 11 When My Dreamboat Comes Home (2:19)
  12. 12 What's the Reason (I'm Not Pleasing You?) (2:03)
  13. 13 Blueberry Hill (2:24)
  14. 14 Honey Chile (1:50)
  15. 15 I'm Walkin' (2:08)
  16. 16 What Will I Tell My Heart? (2:28)
  17. 17 My Happiness (2:15)
  18. 18 Young School Girl (1:55)
  19. 19 The Rooster Song (2:06)
  20. 20 Telling Lies (2:21)
  21. 21 It's You I Love (2:03)
  22. 22 Valley of Tears (1:53)
  23. 23 Wait and See (1:58)
  24. 24 The Big Beat (1:57)
  25. 25 Little Mary (1:57)
Disc 3
  1. 1 When I See You (2:08)
  2. 2 I Still Love You (1:59)
  3. 3 I Want You to Know (1:59)
  4. 4 Yes, My Darling (2:00)
  5. 5 Don't You Know I Love You (2:13)
  6. 6 Sick and Tired (2:35)
  7. 7 No, No (2:09)
  8. 8 I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday (2:03)
  9. 9 Coquette (2:28)
  10. 10 Whole Lotta Lovin' (1:38)
  11. 11 Margie (2:16)
  12. 12 I Hear You Knockin' (1:51)
  13. 13 When the Saints Go Marching In (2:26)
  14. 14 Country Boy (2:16)
  15. 15 I'm Ready (2:05)
  16. 16 I Want to Walk You Home (2:21)
  17. 17 I've Been Around (2:08)
  18. 18 Be My Guest (2:15)
  19. 19 Before I Grow Too Old (2:33)
  20. 20 Tell Me That You Love Me (2:03)
  21. 21 Walking to New Orleans (2:00)
  22. 22 Don't Come Knockin' (1:59)
  23. 23 Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey (2:04)
  24. 24 Three Nights a Week (1:45)
  25. 25 You Always Hurt the One You Love (3:45)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Shu Rah (1:56)
  2. 2 My Girl Josephine (2:06)
  3. 3 Natural Born Lover (4:47)
  4. 4 Ain't That Just Like a Woman (2:40)
  5. 5 Rising Sun (2:02)
  6. 6 It Keeps Rainin' (2:47)
  7. 7 What a Price (2:23)
  8. 8 La-La (2:04)
  9. 9 Fell in Love on Monday (1:58)
  10. 10 Hold Hands (2:07)
  11. 11 Bad Luck and Trouble (2:42)
  12. 12 I've Been Calling (2:17)
  13. 13 Won't You Come on Back (2:21)
  14. 14 Good Hearted Man (2:24)
  15. 15 One Night (2:49)
  16. 16 You Win Again (2:24)
  17. 17 Let the Four Winds Blow (2:19)
  18. 18 Your Cheatin' Heart (2:09)
  19. 19 What a Party (1:53)
  20. 20 Trouble Blues (2:42)
  21. 21 Jambalaya (On the Bayou) (2:25)
  22. 22 Goin' Home (2:29)
  23. 23 My Real Name (2:17)
  24. 24 I Want to Go Home (1:54)
  25. 25 Dance With Mr. Domino (1:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fats Domino Primary Artist
Paul Gayten Piano
Plas Johnson Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Dave Bartholomew Trumpet
Warren Bell Tenor Saxophone
Red Callender Bass
Wendell DuConge Alto Saxophone
Frank Fields Bass
Clarence Ford Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Edward Frank Piano
Herb Hardesty Tenor Saxophone
Howard Roberts Guitar
Ernest McLean Guitar
Roy Montrell Guitar
Earl Palmer Drums
Allen Toussaint Piano
Adolphus Alsbrook Jr. Bass
Charles "Hungry" Williams Drums
Clarence Hall Tenor Saxophone
Samuel Lee Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Sylvas Tenor Saxophone
Red Tyler & the Gyros Baritone Saxophone
Lee Allen & His Band Tenor Saxophone
Harrison Verrett Guitar
Billy Diamond Bass
Justin Adams Guitar
Robert "Buddy" Hagans Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Lambert Bass
Willie Jones Guitar
Technical Credits
Eric Carmen Composer
Chris Kenner Composer
Robbie Robertson Composer
Dave Bartholomew Arranger, Composer, Producer
Tommy Boyce Composer
Roy Byrd Composer
Johnny Colla Composer
Fats Domino Arranger, Composer, Producer
Omar Dykes Composer
Epic Soundtracks Composer
David Franklin Composer
Cliff Friend Composer
Herb Hardesty Liner Notes
Roy Hayes Composer
B.B. King Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
Al Lewis Composer
Huey Lewis Composer
Professor Longhair Composer
Cosimo Matassa Engineer
Ron McMaster Remastering
Mike Reid Composer
Vincent Rose Composer
Larry Stock Composer
Harry Von Tilzer Composer
Hank Williams Composer
Al Young Composer, Producer
Victor Young Composer
Jon Broven Annotation
Tom Cartwright Executive Producer
Jimmy Donley Composer
Pee Wee Maddux Composer
Bernadette Fauver Producer
Alan Warner Executive Producer, Annotation
Richard Sigberman Cover Illustration
Bryan Kelley Producer
Irving Gordon Composer
Doris Fisher Composer
Robert Guidry Composer
Pearl King Composer
John Marascalco Composer
Peter Tinturin Composer
Junie McCree Composer
Borney Bergantine Composer
Sylvester Bradford Composer
Traditional Composer
Allan Roberts Composer
Betty Peterson Composer
Jamie Grier Composer
Clay Poe Composer
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