Album Reviews

Fats Domino

Thrillin' in Philly

Artist:     Fats Domino

Album:     Thrillin’ In Philly- Live 1973

Label:     Goldenlane Records

Release Date:     10/02/15

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On November 16th, 1973, the legendary early rock pioneer Fats Domino sat at his piano and performed for a crowd of fans at Philadelphia’s Civic Center. Now, the entire concert is available with a clear recording to fully appreciate Domino’s on-stage energy and ease as he masters the keys.

Music historian Dave Thompson supplies the liner notes, which capture who Fats Domino was and the history of his career. Through 22 tracks, the listener gets to know Fats in all his glory, pleasantly on stage performing and never slowing down. From “Blueberry Hill” to “Walking to New Orleans,” this previously unreleased concert is just what any fan needs.

There is nothing like the energy of a live show, and the only downside of this album is that a new generation of listeners wasn’t there to experience the show in person. Thrillin’ in Philly brings Fats Domino’s music to life for longtime fans, and introduces new ones to the hits that will forever preserve his legacy.

– Brenda Hillegas

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