Fats Domino

They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings

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If you can't quite finance the Bear Family box, this four-disc compilation is the next best thing; an even 100 of the best Imperial sides, including a great many from 1958 on that turn up in crystal-clear stereo (as they also do on the Bear Family package). All the hits are aboard, along with a nice cross section of the important non-hits. The saxes (usually including Herb Hardesty and sometimes Lee Allen) roar with typical Crescent City power, Fats rolls the ivories, and magic happens -- over and over again! Another nice booklet with plenty of photos (but a less detailed discography without sideman credits).

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:38
2 2:49
3 2:34
4 2:22
5 2:28
6 2:13
7 2:23
8 2:22
9 2:14
10 2:22
11 2:32
12 2:53
13 2:41
14 1:54
15 2:21
16 2:04
17 2:27
18 1:56
19 2:38
20 2:26
21 2:20
22 2:26
23 2:10
24 2:18
25 2:16

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:07
2 1:55
3 1:54
4 2:41
5 2:06
6 2:10
7 2:09
8 2:14
9 2:19
10 2:04
11 2:04
12 2:23
13 1:50
14 2:15
15 2:30
16 2:15
17 1:56
18 2:09
19 2:25
20 2:04
21 1:55
22 1:56
23 2:05
24 2:01
25 1:59

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:13
2 2:01
3 2:01
4 2:00
5
2:14
6 2:39
7 2:11
8 2:04
9 1:40
10 2:01
11 2:17
12 1:57
13 1:56
14 2:29
15 2:18
16 2:06
17 2:21
18 2:11
19 2:16
20 2:04
21 2:02
22 1:59
23 2:04
24 2:03
25 1:44

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:45
2 2:06
3 4:43
4 2:43
5 2:48
6 2:24
7 1:59
8 2:43
9 2:17
10 2:51
11 2:15
12 2:19
13 2:11
14 2:00
15 2:11
16 1:45
17 1:52
18 2:25
19 2:32
20 2:22
21 2:20
22 1:52
23 1:57
24 2:10
25 2:09
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