Before folk music of the 1960’s there was rock and roll of the 1950’s. Fats Domino was second in commercial success only to Elvis Presley. Fats sang Ain’t That A Shame, I’m Walkin’, Blueberry Hill, and a host of other hits of the era.
The article below has a YouTube clip of Fats singing Ain’t That A Shame — although oddly enough when I tested the YouTube link in the post it took me to Fats singing Blueberry Hill. For that, I’m giving you both links — the New York Times article and YouTube. The Ain’t That A Shame clip is memorable not only for the song, which I remember as if it were yesterday, but for the shots of his young audience at a dance. That’s what we looked like, in the after school dances at Lincoln Junior High.
Such a long time ago, and so many memories… If you were a fan of Fats Domino back in the day, let us know via the Comment section.