Fats Domino was a Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneer as well as a Legend. He had the most chart hits of any rock ’n’ roll artist except Elvis. That is impressive. For his contributions to the music of rock ‘n’ roll Domino is honored twice on his upcoming 88th birthday. On February 28th, 2016 PBS will broadcast the first-ever documentary on Fats. Sharing is story on their American Masters series. And, Shanachie will be releasing a “director’s cut” of the documentary on DVD the same day.
The documentary, THE BIG BEAT: FATS DOMINO & THE BIRTH OF ROCK ’N’ ROLL, tells the amazing story of Fats’ rise from a poor childhood in New Orleans’ 9th ward. The program tells how he become one of the most popular entertainers in the world, selling 60 million records along the way! The documentary is filled with electrifying performance footage of Fats and his band in their prime. There are interviews with notable figures such as: The late Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair, and Dave Bartholomew, Fats’ long-time arranger/producer/co-writer. Vintage scenes of New Orléans is also included.
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THE BIG BEAT: FATS DOMINO & THE BIRTH OF ROCK ’N’ ROLL is a “must-see” experience for all fans of Fats, rock ’n’ roll, and American culture. It is a great look at one of the icons who helped define an era.
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