Thursday, August 16, 2007
Fats Domino receives gold record replacements in New Orleans
This is a nice story. Music legend Fats Domino, whose home and possessions (including his collection of gold records) were destroyed during Hurricane Katrina, got replacements of the gold records, replicated exactly as the originals were. I only know a few of his songs (like Blueberry Hill, and Walking to New Orleans, which Spike Lee used to haunting effect in his "When the Levees Broke" documentary), but I do know of his impact on generations of musicians. Thumbs up to Capital/EMI for doing this.