Walking to New Orleans (4 Disc Box Set)

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Walking To New Orleans

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Of all the early rock & rollers, Fats Domino gets a short shrift. Too easygoing for rockers, too popular for New Orleans R&B devotees, he fell into a middle ground -- a middle ground that was extremely popular at the time, but didn't give him the proper respect within hipster history, probably because his music is just so damn enjoyable. Few musicians have made good music sound so easy, so effortless as Fats, and that's best appreciated in an exhaustive compilation, such as EMI's 2002 box set Walking to New Orleans, because the sheer scope of Fats' accomplishment becomes stunning only at this scale. Sure, it's easy to appreciate the brilliance of Domino on a hits collection, even one as generous as a 20-track collection like My Blue Heaven, but the true scope of his accomplishments becomes clear on a set like this, since there's not a bad cut among these 100 tracks. Yes, some are greater than others, usually the hits, but the momentum never sags because the quality of the material is so strong. Of course, much of this was already heard on the great, seminal box set, 1991's They Call Me the Fat Man, and this collection follows the very flow, the very sequence, of that set to a tee; even the Imperial-aping artwork on the CDs and Jeff Hannusch's liner notes are replicated. There are a few song substitutions along the way, usually skewing toward R&B instead of rock & roll, but the ten or so songs that are different don't affect the overall feel of the box, which remains one of the greatest, most listenable box sets in rock & roll. The biggest difference is in the sound (remastered and bettered, but not so much so that most listeners will notice), the packaging (no longer boxed jewel cases; it's now the easy-to-wear book), and the artwork (based on the beautiful promotional photo of the original, but now uglified with an off-kilter, cartoony illustration), all attempts to modernize the set. These differences are so minimal that anyone who already has They Call Me the Fat Man need not bother with this set, but anyone who missed that should pick up this slightly inferior set since the music is so fresh and good, it transcends any flaws with the packaging. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

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Artist: Fats Domino
Studio Label: CD
Edited: N
Format: CD
Enhanced: N
Number of Discs: 4
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.4 x 5.0 x 5.6
Walmart No.: 72435373742
UPC: 0072435373742
1. The Fat Man
2. Detroit City Blues
3. She's My Baby
4. Every Night About This Time
5. Hey! La Bas Boogie
6. Rockin' Chair
7. Goin' Home
8. Reeling And Rocking
9. Poor Poor Me
10. Mardi Gras In New Orleans
11. How Long
12. Going To The River
13. Swanee River Hop
14. Rose Mary
15. Please Don't Leave Me
16. Something's Wrong
17. You Done Me Wrong
18. Thinking Of You
19. Where Did You Stay
20. You Can Pack Your Suitcase
21. Love Me
22. All By Myself
23. Don't You Know
24. La La (Version # 1)
25. Ain't That A Shame?
26. Blue Monday
27. Poor Me
28. I Can't Go On (Rosalie)
29. I'm In Love Again
30. Bo Weevil
31. Don't Blame It On Me
32. If You Need Me
33. So Long
34. My Blue Heaven
35. Ida Jane
36. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
37. What's The Reason I'm Not Pleasing You
38. Blueberry Hill
39. Honey Chile
40. I'm Walkin'
41. What Will I Tell My Heart
42. My Happiness
43. Young School Girl
44. The Rooster Song
45. Telling Lies
46. It's You I Love
47. Valley Of Tears
48. Wait And See
49. The Big Beat
50. Little Mary
51. When I See You
52. I Still Love You
53. I Want You To Know
54. Yes My Darling
55. Don't You Know I Love You
56. Sick And Tired
57. No No (The River)
58. I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday
59. Coquette
60. Whole Lotta Loving
61. Margie
62. I Hear You Knocking
63. When The Saints Go Marching In
64. Country Boy
65. I'm Ready
66. I Want To Walk You Home
67. I've Been Around
68. Be My Guest
69. Before I Grow Too Old
70. Tell Me That You Love Me
71. Walking To New Orleans
72. Don't Come Knockin'
73. Put Your Arms Around Me Honey
74. Three Nights A Week
75. You Always Hurt The One You Love
76. Shu Rah
77. My Girl Josephine (aka Hello Josephine)
78. Natural Born Lover
79. Ain't That Just Like A Woman
80. Rising Sun
81. It Keeps Rainin'
82. What A Price
83. La La (Version # 2)
84. Fell In Love On Monday
85. Hold Hands
86. Bad Luck And Trouble
87. I've Been Calling
88. Won't You Come On Back
89. Good Hearted Man
90. One Night
91. You Win Again
92. Let The Four Winds Blow
93. Your Cheatin' Heart
94. What A Party
95. Trouble Blues
96. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
97. Goin' Home (Version # 2)
98. My Real Name
99. I Want To Go Home
100. Dance With Mr. Domino

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