Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino

Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino

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Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2007
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707022521
catalogNumber: 70225
Rank: 53972

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   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
Joe Lastie   Drums
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   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   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
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
Lobos   Producer
George Porter   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
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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Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
GREAT, GREAT jazzy/blues versions. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! A MUST HAVE!