"I'm walkin', yes indeed, and I'm talkin' 'bout you and me
I'm hopin' that you'll come back to me (yes)"
Born Antoine Domino
in 1928, Fats Domino
is an African-American Rock & Roll
piano player/songwriter/singer from New Orleans
, LA who was one of the stars of the first wave of rock and roll in the 1950s. Among his best known hits are "Blueberry Hill," "I'm Walkin'" and "Ain't That A Shame." He was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 as part of the inaugural class.
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"I found my trope/On Blueberry Hill":
- As Himself: On Season 3 of Treme.
- Big Fun: It's where he got his name. His first hit was called "The Fat Man."
- Celebrity Survivor: A Real Life example. The Coast Guard rescued him from Hurricane Katrina.
- Cover Version: Several. "Blueberry Hill" was originally by Glenn Miller. He later recorded, among others, Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart," The Beatles' "Lovely Rita", "Lady Madonna" and "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except For Me and My Monkey."
- Creator Provincialism: By the 1980s, he decided that he would not leave New Orleans under any circumstances.
- Crossover: A few times. Not just from R&B to mainstream pop. He had a Cameo in Any Which Way You Can, which led to him scoring a hit on the Country Music charts titled "Whiskey Heaven."
- Dance Sensation/Singer Namedrop: "Dance with Mr. Domino," which is about the "Domino Twist."
- Days of the Week Song: "Blue Monday"
- "I Am" Song: "I'm in the Mood for Love", "I'm Walkin'", "I'm Ready", "I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday," "I'm in Love Again"
- "I Want" Song: "I Want to Walk You Home"
- Ode to Intoxication: "Blue Monday":
"Sunday morning my head is bad
But it's Worth It
, all the times that I've had"
- One Woman Song: "Hello Josephine", "Ida Jane"
- Silly Love Songs: Many of his songs fall somewhere in this category. Goes with the times.
- Something Blues: "Korea Blues", "Detroit City Blues," "Trouble Blues"
- The Something Song: "Rooster Song," "The Prisoner's Song"