, el afable pionero del rock'n'roll cuyo piano constante y fuerte , con su voz de  barítono fácil,  ha muerto.  Tenía 89 años.Ayudó a cambiar la música popular, incluso mientras honraba la gran y alegre tradición de Crescent City.

Mark Bone, investigador jefe de la oficina forense de Jefferson Parish, Louisiana , dijo que Domino murió ayer.

Al menos en apariencia, Domino no era Elvis Presley.  Pesaba más de91 kg, con una amplia sonrisa juvenil y un corte de pelo tan plano como la portada de un álbum.

Pero hay que recordar lo que decía el propio Elvis:

“Mucha gente parece pensar que yo inicié este negocio”Pero el rock ‘n' roll estaba aquí mucho tiempo antes de que yo apareciera. Nadie puede cantar esa música como gente de color. Reconozcámoslo: no puedo cantar como Fats Domino. Yo sé eso de sobra.”

Fats  Domino vendió más de 110 millones de discos, y sus singles , unos de 22 millones de ventas incluyeron, como las maravillosas  Blueberry Hill,” Is not that a shame” y otros  fantásticos stándars del rock'n'roll.

 

DISCOGRAFIA.-

1949
The Fat Man
1950
Boogie-Woogie Baby
Hide Away Blues
Hey La Bas Boogie
Every Night About This Time
1951
Tired Of Crying
Don't You Lie To Me
Right From Wrong
Rockin' Chair
1952 
I'll Be Gone
Goin' Home
Poor Poor Me
How Long
1953
Nobody Loves Me
Going To The River
Please Don't Leave Me
Rose Mary
Something's Wrong
1954
You Done Me Wrong
Where Did You Stay
You Can Pack Your Suitcase
Love Me
Thinking of You
1955
Don't You Know
Ain't That A Shame
All By Myself
Poor Me
I Can't Go On
1956
Bo Weevil
Don't Blame It On Me
I'm In Love Again
My Blue Heaven
When My Dreamboat Comes Home
So Long
Blueberry Hill
Honey Chile
Blue Monday
What's the Reason I'm Not Pleasing You
1957
I'm Walkin'
The Rooster Song
Valley of Tears
It's You I Love
When I See You
What Will I Tell My Heart
Wait And See
I Still Love You
The Big Beat
I Want You To Know
1958
Yes My Darling
Sick And Tired
No, No
Little Mary
Young School Girl
Whole Lotta Loving
Coquette


1959
Telling Lies
When The Saints Go Marching In
I'm Ready
Margie
I Want To Walk You Home
I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday
Be My Guest
I've Been Around
1960
Country Boy
If You Need Me
Tell Me That You Love Me
Before I Grow Too Old
Walking To New Orleans
Don't Come Knockin'
Three Nights a Week
Put Your Arms Around Me Honey
My Girl Josephine
Natural Born Lover
1961
Ain't That Just Like a Woman
What A Price
Shu Rah
Fell in Love On Monday
It Keeps Rainin'
Let The Four Winds Blow
What A Party
Rockin' Bicycle
I Hear You Knocking
Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
1962
You Win Again
Ida Jane
My Real Name
Dance with Mr. Domino
Nothing New (Same Old Thing)
Did You Ever See A Dream Walking
Stop the Clock
Won't You Come On Back
1963
Hum Diddy Doo
You Always Hurt The One You Love
True Confession
One Night
There Goes (My Heart Again)
Can't Go On Without You
When I'm Walking (Let Me Walk)
I've Got a Right to Cry
Red Sails In The Sunset
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Who Cares
Just A Lonely Man
1964
Your Cheatin' Heart
Lazy Lady
I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
If You Don't Know What Love Is
Mary, Oh Mary
Sally Was A Good Old Girl
Heartbreak Hill
1965
Why Don't You Do Right
Let Me Call You Sweetheart I Done Got Over It
What's That You Got?
1968
One For The Highway
Lady Madonna
Lovely Rita
1969
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
1970
Make Me Belong To You
New Orleans Ain't The Same
1978
Sleeping on the Job
1980
Whiskey Heaven