Sunday, January 26, 2014

Record #0533: Going To the River / Mardi Gras In New Orleans – FATS DOMINO

Imperial X5231 (original) USA, Mar. 1953
Words & Music bySide A – Dave Bartholomew, Antoine Domino; Side BD. Longhair
Musicians: Antoine "Fats" Domino (vocals and piano), others unknown - but most likely: Ernest McLean (guitar), Frank Fields (bass), Earl Palmer (drums), Alvin Tyler / Lee Allen / Herb Hardesty (saxes)
Recording sessions: Produced by Dave Bartholomew at J&M Recording Studio (?), New Orleans, LA, 1953
Highest chart positions:  US #24, US R&B #2

Although released as early as 1953, this was already Fats' seventh single in US R&B Top 10.

The record sold over one million copies.

List price:  Very Good+ is $50, Near Mint is $100. Red vinyl ones are more rare and listed at $500 for a Near Mint.

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