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Fats Vault, 1998: Rick Coleman, author of “Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock ’n’ Roll”

Rick Coleman, author of Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock ’n’ Roll, contributed these simple tributes for Fats Domino’s 70th birthday in 1998. “The Fat Man” […]

Best of the Beat Lifetime Achievement in Music Award: Dave Bartholomew

Saturday, November 13, 2010 may have been the greatest night of Dave Bartholomew’s life. And that’s saying something. He has lived over 90 years (Ancestry.com records suggest that he may […]

Dave Bartholomew, New Orleans Big Beat (Landslide)

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Seven Decades of Fats Domino

What do you give The Fat Man who has everything? In celebration of his 70th birthday on February 28th, here are some simple tributes to remind everyone that Fats’ (who […]

Grace Lichtenstein and Laura Dankner, Musical Gumbo: The Music of New Orleans (W.W. Norton & Co.)

There’s a lot of music in New Orleans. There are also many books on New Orleans music. Until now, no one has been able to survey all of New Orleans’ […]

Jazz Fest Highlights; the Fat Man, Paul McCartney and Mr. Personality Get Back

The 1993 Jazz Fest may prove to be the best in years. Organizers have finally gotten wise to the weekend crush and have scheduled an unusual number of marquee names […]