Saturday, June 09, 2018

Fats Domino: I Hear You Knocking

Largely but sadly overlooked among the earlier rockers is Fats Domino, who passed away last fall. Fats' recording career goes back to 1950--when rock and roll was simply a rhythm and blues term for sexual intercourse.It was legendary DJ Alan Freed who applied the term to what was then often called "race music."

Here's Domino in, I guess, the 1970s belting out his 1961 hit, "I Hear You Knocking," which Dave Edmunds scored a smash with his version ten years later.

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