In the previous two years, Fats — who started his string of boogie-woogie and rock ‘n’ roll hits in 1949 with Detroit City Blues — and his band had big hits with Ain’t That a Shame, I’m in Love Again, Blueberry Hill (1956) and Blue Monday — as well as 1955’s US#17 debut album Rock and Rollin’ with Fats Domino. The streak lasted 5 more years. ▷RHoF:Domino, 1986▹
Both men remain kicking. Fats is one of the artists included on the soundtrack of George Lucas 50s-nostalgia film American Graffiti. Other Nola musical luminaries of the era — many recorded in Cosimo Matassa‘s landmark French Quarter J&M Recording Studio — include Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair, Jimmy Clanton, Lloyd Price, Lee Dorsey, Little Richard, Ernie K-Doe, Irma Thomas, The Dixie Cups, and many more.