Saturday, June 08, 2013

Record #0362: I'm In Love Again / My Blue Heaven – FATS DOMINO

Imperial X5386 (original) USA, Mar. 1956
Words & Music bySide AFats Domino, Dave Bartholomew; Side BGeorge Whiting, Walter Donaldson
Musicians: Fats Domino (vocals and piano),  Ernest McLean (guitar), Frank Fields (bass), Cornelius Coleman (drums), Lee Allen (tenor sax), Herb Hardesty (tenor sax), Buddy Hagans (tenor sax on side B), Clarence Ford (alto sax, possibly not on side B), Earl Palmer (possibly drums on side A instead of Coleman)
Recording sessions: Produced by Dave Bartholomew at J&M Studio, New Orleans, LA, Side A - Oct. 15, 1955; Side B - Dec. 23, 1955
Highest chart positions:  Side A - US #3, US R&B #1, UK #12; Side B - US #19, US R&B #5

This was the fourth #1 single Domino had in US R&B charts anf the third time he got both sides of a single into the Top 10. Typically in this era the B-sides were just fillers, but not with Domino.

The single was also Domino's first UK Top 100 entry.

List price:  Very Good+ is $12.50, Near Mint is $25

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