Fats Domino: Fats Domino
Charlie Gillett, Rolling Stone, 30 March 1972
Fats goes to college, all his big hits and more, decked out in a double album that has a 12-page insert of pictures, information, analysis, and biographies of the people who supplied the analysis. That last item is a bit distracting – is the sleeve note writer worth a page of documentation? But it's the only obvious flaw in an attractive package that is properly respectful of one of the master entertainers of the Fifties. The other flaws show up only if you look too hard.
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