CD Imperial Singles, Vol. 3: 1956-1958 (CD 114003),
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Imperial Singles, Vol. 3: 1956-1958

  • 1. I'm in Love Again
    2. My Blue Heaven
    3. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
    4. So Long
    5. Blueberry Hill
    6. Honey Chile
    7. Blue Monday
    8. What's the Reason (I'm Not Pleasin' You)
    9. I'm Walkin'
    10. I'm in the Mood for Love
    11. Valley of Tears
    12. It's You I Love
    13. When I See You
    14. What Will I Tell My Heart
    15. Wait and See
    16. I Still Love You
    17. Big Beat, The
    18. I Want You to Know
    19. Yes, My Darling
    20. Don't You Know I Love You
    21. Sick and Tired
    22. No, No (The River)
    23. Little Mary
    24. Prisoner's Song, The
    25. Young School Girl
    26. It Must Be Love
    27. Whole Lotta Loving
    28. Coquette
    29. Telling Lies
    30. When the Saints Go Marchin' In
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0000689CHD

  • Credits

    Recorded between 1956 and 1958. Includes liner notes by Rick Coleman.
    Liner Note Author: Rick Coleman.
    Although Fats Domino was not a showman on par with Jerry Lee Lewis or Elvis Presley, the music he played was no less important to the development of rock & roll. This collection documents Domino's most famous singles. "I'm in the Mood for Love" is a jazzy B-side that resonates just as beautifully today as it did in 1957. On this selection, Domino's singing invokes the New Orleans tradition, and, on the song's bridge, a saxophone section answers each vocal phrase with sweetly harmonized riffs.
    "Whole Lotta Loving" is more overtly rock & roll. This '58 song climbed all the way to Number 2 on R&B charts and Number 6 on the pop charts, reinforcing Domino's crossover appeal. In fact, this simple, contagious dance track--replete with kissing sounds--demonstrated yet again that Domino was much more than just an R&B fad. However, it was "Blueberry Hill," recorded two years earlier, that set the stage for Domino's enduring legacy. This loping 12/8 ballad combines boogie-woogie, blues, and rock & roll to stunning effect. But what makes this lyric of bittersweet love so successful is Domino himself; his bouncy, charismatic voice is truly heartwarming.

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