R&B Sunday: Fats Domino – “I’m Walking To New Orleans”

Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino was a rock & roll pioneer. Begining at the age of 14 in New Orleans, he has been performing with a Louisiana influence in his music that made him able to crossover into white audiences back in the 50’s (Also thanks to white artists like Pat Boone covering his songs). The Creole native was adamant about preserving his sound and the sound of his beloved city. In his memory, this R&B Sunday says thank you to New Orleans and to Fats for years of piano-laden R&B and rock. Rest In Peace.

Bonus: Here’s the 2007 Post-Katrina performance that would be Fats’ last performance, released the following year as the documentary, Fats Domino: Walkin’ Back To New Orleans.