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DVD film: Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1956)

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Fats sings three songs in this film : I'm in love again, Ain't that a shame and Honey Chile.

Plot summary: A group of concerned adults try to ban rock and roll music in their town because they think that the music promotes juvenile delinquency. It's now up to a disc jockey and a hipster to defend the music in a televised trial. The movie also features several rock and roll performances, most notably from Fats Domino. (source IMDB)

DVD Film: The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

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Fats sings Blue Monday in this film

Plot summary: A down-and-out gangster hires an alcoholic press agent to make his blonde bombshell girlfriend a recording star in 6 weeks. But what is he going to do when he finds out that she has no talent? And what is going to happen when the two fall in love? (source IMDB)

DVD Film: Jamboree (1957)

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In this film Fats lip-synched the song Wait and See

Plot summary: Pete Porter and Honey Wynn become overnight sensations as a romantic singing duo. But what will become of their budding love affair when their feuding, back-stabbing managers persuade them to go solo? (source IMDB)

DVD Film The Big Beat (1958)

 

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Fats sings the title song 'The Big Beat' and I'm walkin', terrific performance.

Storyline: Young man just out of college tries to persuade his father, who owns a record company, to start signing up rock 'n' roll acts.

DVD Concert: Rockin'with Rick & Fats (1985)

 

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Ricky Nelson and Fats Domino in Concert, recorded live at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, August 22, 1985. A KTTV Channel 11 Special Tribute Presentation Concert to Ricky Nelson. Rick performed 19 songs and Fats did 21 songs in the last hour of the concert, including the duet in "I'm walking". The first half of this show (the Fats part) was released on VHS in 1988, MSD video, playing time 44 minutes with the title "An Evening with Fats Domino Live". vhs_live_amphitheatre

There's also a short version, released on VHS (e.o. UPC: 082551070022 on August 1, 1989) as Fats Domino Live at the Universal Amphitheatre, without the Rick Nelson part, playing time 19 min.25 sec. (7 songs)

 

In the Fats Domino segment, Fats is backed by a Jazz band led by his co writer Dave Bartholomew. Fats performs many of his hits in full length form, including "Blueberry Hill", "Ain't That a Shame", "Blue Monday" and "Let The Four Winds Blow". He later joins Ricky Nelson for " I'm Walkin"., Rick is joined in his segment by the Jordinaires for "Lonesome Town", "It's Late "," Garden Party" , "She Belongs To Me" and " That's All Right Mama". Many of his other hits are showcased by B/W clips of Rick performing as a teenager on "Ozzie and Harriet" with guitarist James Burton. Included are " Poor Little Fool", " Waitin' In School" "Stood Up". "Believe What You Say" and "Travelin' Man". Interwoven are comments from Rick about his career.(source IMDB)  

DVD Concert: Live / Blueberry Hill

 

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released in 1986 by LaBuick and Associates. Recorded at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, August 22, 1985.

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The title "Reeling & Rocking" is incorrect, the song is "I'm Ready". Also the title "Baby has left..." is incorrect, it has to be "I Always Lost My Mind".

DVD Concert: Live from Austin TX (1986)

 

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Recorded October 22, 1986 at the Double Eagle, Austin, Texas.

This one was released earlier on VHS but a very good version of the song "It keeps raining" was omitted on the DVD for some (technical?) reason. And I advise you to avoid the following DVD:

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It has the same songs from the Austin concert, but in a different order and a poor quality. There are some bonus tracks but they can also be found on the DVD Fats & Friends, so if you like good audio & video quality, you better buy 'Live from Austin' and 'Fats & Friends'.

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DVD Concert: Fats & Friends (1986)

 

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First released on VHS as Fats Domino & Friends - Immortal Keyboards of Rock & Roll . Recorded July 25, 1986 in New Orleans.vhs_storyville

 

Released in 2007 on DVD by TimeLife M19360.

Fats Domino:
1. The Fat Man
2. Walking to New Orleans
3. Blueberry Hill, 
4. Shake Rattle & Roll
5. So Long
6. C.C. Rider
7. Sentimental Journey
Jerry Lee Lewis with Ron Wood:
8. I Am What I Am
9. Great Balls of Fire 
10. Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 
Paul Shaffer and Ron Wood:
11. A Certain Girl
Ray Charles with Paul Shaffer, Ron Wood and the All Star Band: 
12. I’ve Got A Woman
13. Drown In My Own Tears
Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles with Paul Shaffer, Ron Wood and Band: 
14. The Lewis Boogie
15. Low Down Dog
16. Jambalaya
17. Swanee River Rock

Bonus Features: Interview with Paul Shaffer. Rehearsal footage of Fats, Jerry Lee and Ray

DVD Concert: Live At The Andorra Jazz Festival (1992)

 
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Recorded July 4, 1992 at the Andorra Jazz Festival during his 24th European Tour. This DVD was released as "Live in Europe" in 2005 by Smith & Co SDVD 1113. Also includes a Bonus CD.

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DVD Concert+interviews: The Music of Fats Domino (2001)

 

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DVD Documentary: Walkin'Back to New Orleans (2009)

 

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Description: Walkin' Back to New Orleans chronicles the music legend's triumphant return to the stage after Hurricane Katrina devastated his New Orleans home town. Two years after a harrowing rescue from the storm, Domino headlined a 2007 benefit concert for Tipitina's Foundation, performing hits including "Blueberry Hill", "Ain't That a Shame", "My Girl Josephine" and "Blue Monday". The special, narrated by actor John Goodman, captures the concert and provides an up-close, biographical look at Domino's storied career. Includes rare interviews with Domino as well as musicians Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Robert Plant and Randy Newman, who discuss how this legendary performer as inspired their careers. (source Amazon.com)

   

DVD Documentary: The Big Beat; Fats Domino And The Birth Of Rock 'n Roll (2016)

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The Big Beat, the first-ever documentary on Fats Domino, is produced by Joe Lauro, who has produced documentaries on Howling Wolf and Louis Prima as well as the acclaimed gospel documentary "Rejoice And Shout." It chronicles Fats' extraordinary rise from a poor New Orleans neighborhood to become one of the most popular, ground-breaking performers of the rock 'n' roll era in America--and indeed the world. Full of electrifying vintage live performance footage of Fats and his
band, the film features interviews with Fats himself as well as such legendary collaborators as Dave Bartholomew, Cosimo Matassa, and Herb Hardesty who were all part of the creation of rock 'n' roll-- amidst evocative scenes of New Orleans in the 40's and 50's. 

The film takes its audience inside Fats' fabled 9th Ward home where Fats plays a solo version of his first
hit "The Fat Man" on piano, and we see and hear such storied figures as Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, Earl Palmer and a still-vibrant 96 year-old Dave Bartholomew (the co-writer, producer and arranger of most of Fats' hits) talk about
their personal experiences with Fats.

The Big Beat DVD includes both the 60 minute PBS broadcast version of the film and the full 90-minute "director s cut", which includes extensive additional vintage performance footage of Fats. (source Amazon.com)
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