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

Track Listing - Disc 2

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

Track Listing - Disc 3

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

Track Listing - Disc 4

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