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Posted on June 8, 2008

Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino

Vanguard Records

4 stars

This double CD is a wonderful tribute to the “Fat Man” himself – Antoine “Fats” Domino. Over thirty artists pay homage to Fats as they cover classics like “I’m Walkin”, “The Fat Man” and “I’m Gonna Be a Wheel Someday”. Some of the highlights include Randy Newman’s version of “My Blue Heaven” and Elton John’s rendition of “Blueberry Hill”. Norah Jones does a wonderful interpretation of “My Blue Heaven” and Neil Young reprises “Walking To New Orleans”, which he performed at a Katrina fund-raiser. Other featured artists on the double disc are John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Dr. John and country icon Willie Nelson. What makes this tribute even more special is the fact that proceeds from the sale of this project will go to “help revitalize Fats Domino’s Lower 9th Ward neighborhood and benefit the programs of the Tipitina’s Foundation.”

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