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They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings

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They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings Review

by Bill Dahl

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 Stream
1 Fats Domino 02:38 Amazon
2 Fats Domino 02:49 Amazon
3 Fats Domino 02:34 Amazon
4 Fats Domino 02:22 Amazon
5 Fats Domino 02:28 Amazon
6 Fats Domino 02:13 Amazon
7 Fats Domino 02:23 Amazon
8 Fats Domino 02:22 Amazon
9 Fats Domino 02:14 Amazon
10 Fats Domino 02:22 Amazon
11 Fats Domino 02:32 Amazon
12 Fats Domino 02:53 Amazon
13 Fats Domino 02:41 Amazon
14 Fats Domino 01:54 Amazon
15 Fats Domino 02:21 Amazon
16 Fats Domino 02:04 Amazon
17 Fats Domino 02:27 Amazon
18 Fats Domino 01:56 Amazon
19 Fats Domino 02:38 Amazon
20 Fats Domino 02:26 Amazon
21 Fats Domino 02:20 Amazon
22 Fats Domino 02:26 Amazon
23 Fats Domino 02:10 Amazon
24 Fats Domino 02:18 Amazon
25 Fats Domino 02:16 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Fats Domino 02:07 Amazon
2 Fats Domino 01:55 Amazon
3 Fats Domino 01:54 Amazon
4 Fats Domino 02:41 Amazon
5 Fats Domino 02:06 Amazon
6 Fats Domino 02:10 Amazon
7 Fats Domino 02:09 Amazon
8 Fats Domino 02:14 Amazon
9 Fats Domino 02:19 Amazon
10 Fats Domino 02:04 Amazon
11 Fats Domino 02:04 Amazon
12 Fats Domino 02:23 Amazon
13 Fats Domino 01:50 Amazon
14 Fats Domino 02:15 Amazon
15 Fats Domino 02:30 Amazon
16 Fats Domino 02:15 Amazon
17 Fats Domino 01:56 Amazon
18 Fats Domino 02:09 Amazon
19 Fats Domino 02:25 Amazon
20 Fats Domino 02:04 Amazon
21 Fats Domino 01:55 Amazon
22 Fats Domino 01:56 Amazon
23 Fats Domino 02:05 Amazon
24 Fats Domino 02:01 Amazon
25 Fats Domino 01:59 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

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

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Fats Domino 01:45 Amazon
2 Fats Domino 02:06 Amazon
3 Fats Domino 04:43 Amazon
4 Fats Domino 02:43 Amazon
5 Fats Domino 02:48 Amazon
6 Fats Domino 02:24 Amazon
7 Fats Domino 01:59 Amazon
8 Fats Domino 02:43 Amazon
9 Fats Domino 02:17 Amazon
10 Fats Domino 02:51 Amazon
11 Fats Domino 02:15 Amazon
12 Fats Domino 02:19 Amazon
13 Fats Domino 02:11 Amazon
14 Fats Domino 02:00 Amazon
15 Fats Domino 02:11 Amazon
16 Fats Domino 01:45 Amazon
17 Fats Domino 01:52 Amazon
18 Fats Domino 02:25 Amazon
19 Fats Domino 02:32 Amazon
20 Fats Domino 02:22 Amazon
21 Fats Domino 02:20 Amazon
22 Fats Domino 01:52 Amazon
23 Fats Domino 01:57 Amazon
24 Fats Domino 02:10 Amazon
25 Fats Domino 02:09 Amazon
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