Tag: Fats Domino

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #30: Hayley Mills

When it takes an hour to come up with a follow-up track to a song...that's a sign. ...

Fats Domino

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Fats Domino, “The Fat Man”

Fats Domino's storied career began with a 1950 hit...

Lloyd Price

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Lloyd Price, “Personality”

In the last couple of years, we have had powerful returns to form from classic soul men William Bell and Don Bryant. Now we can add Lloyd...

Bobby Freeman

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Bobby Freeman, “Do You Want To Dance”

Bobby Freeman wrote and recorded one of the most covered songs in the history of rock and roll...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Chubby Checker, “Let’s Twist Again”

"The Twist" was the only 45 to reach #1 in two different years. But was the success a curse?...

Chris Kenner

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Chris Kenner, “I Like It Like That”

Chris Kenner hit it big in '61. Covers of his songs were massive hits for others....

Robert Parker

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Robert Parker, “Barefootin'”

Robert Parker and the legendary Wardell Quezergue collaborated on a '65 smash...

Soul Serenade - Charles Brown

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Charles Brown, “Please Come Home For Christmas”

R&B pioneer Charles Brown released a Christmas classic in 1960...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Chuck Willis, “Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes”

Chuck Willis died while at the top of his game, but he left behind some classic records....

Music, News

2012 Outlook: Guided by Voices, “The Unsinkable Fats Domino”

It's on, Don Juan. GBV offers proof of reunion life with the new track "The Unsinkable Fats Domino"...


2012 Outlook: Guided By Voices, “Let’s Go Eat The Factory”

Robert Pollard has yet another band. This one's called Guided By Voices. ...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 10/8/10 (John Lennon Edition)

In honor of John Lennon's 70th birthday October 9, Popdose presents a collection of Lennon covers in The Friday Mixtape....


Music, Way Out Wednesday

Way Out Wednesday: The Topsiders, “Rock Goes Folk”

So what did they call mashups before the term existed? Well, whatever you call it, this is one. The Topsiders decided to take popular hits...



Versionality: “Stagger Lee”

In our new series, Kelly Stitzel and the Popdose staff bring you 27 -- count 'em! -- versions of the great blues-folk song "Stagger Lee."...


Music, Song-Off

Song-Off Jr.: Pie

Basic Pie Crust Recipe: 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup Crisco vegetable shortening, plain or butter-flavored (see Cook’s Note)...


Jesus of Cool, Music

We Wuz Robbed! Great Number 2 Hits of the ’50s

Last year, in the midst of compiling my “Worst Number One Songs of the Rock Era” series, I began contemplating the sad, sorry...


Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 2/27/71

Howdy, everybody! I tend to stick to the ’80s when writing CHART ATTACK!, as they’re the years I remember best. But this week,...


Mellowmas, Music

The Ninth Day of Mellowmas: Fats?

Happy ninth day of Mellowmas! Today, we’re sad to say that we’re skewering a truly brilliant artist: none other than Fats...