Rock Music Followed Where Fats Domino Led

by Kevin Burton    There is a case to be made for Fats Domino as the main creator of rock and roll, but he rarely gets that credit, or even gets into that conversation.    Yesterday we began to look at why that might be, what causes rock historians to not give him full credit …

Domino Overlooked, Ain’t That A Shame?

by Kevin Burton    The best song I didn’t fit into my Flying Colors series about songs with a color in the title is “Blueberry Hill” by Fats Domino. This is not the first time he has been overlooked.    His “Blue Monday” did make number 6 on my list, so I didn’t ignore him …

70s Elvis And The Fiction Of “My Way”

by Kevin Burton    In a 50th year retrospective, The Guardian called the song “My Way” a monument. True enough in the musical sense, but I say it’s a sad one.     This look at My Way is part of our 2022 series on songs that peaked at number 22 on the American chart.  You …

Little Susie Was Not That Kind Of Girl

by Kevin Burton     “Wake Up Little Susie” by the Everly brothersis the focus of our usual Tuesday music post on Page 7.      This is my answer to the musical questions: What are we gonna tell your Mama? What are we gonna tell your Pa?    In short, the truth shall set you free! …