Domino Fats - I’ve Been Around – The Complete Imperial and ABC Recordings (12-CD & DVD) (CD)

Domino Fats - I’ve Been Around – The Complete Imperial and ABC Recordings (12-CD & DVD) (CD)


12 CD (312 tracks) & DVD, Clothbound slipcase, 275 x 285 x 45 mm with clothbound CD-folder, 270 x 270 x 25 mm with 12 CDs & 1 DVD plus clothbound hardcover book, 270 x 270 x 20 mm, ca. 240 pages, full color

DVD NTSC, 16:9, code-free, stereo, 150 min. – A FILM BY Joe Lauro – PRODUCED BY Joe Lauro, Rich Nevins, Rick Coleman – EDITED BY Anthea Carr – WRITTEN BY Joe Lauro, Rick Coleman – EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Celia Zantz, Daniel Wheeler, Dick Connette 

Some Questions you may have about the new Fats Domino box set.
Q:  I have the old Fats Domino Box on Bear Family which was released 25 years ago. Why should I buy this box?
A: It’s been upgraded and increased in size (12 CDs – 312 tracks versus 8 in the old box; 240-page book versus 60 in the 1993 box). Much new material has been added including unreleased alt takes, undubbed and unedited masters, and instrumental backing tracks. 

Also for the first time anywhere we present some of Fats’s biggest hits as they were originally recorded, not sped-up for release. The completely revised book contains a wealth of previously unpublished images, track-by-track musical commentary by the producers, as well as updated and extended notes by Fats biographer Rick Coleman. The box also includes an acclaimed video documentary on Fats’s life and music.

Q: Isn’t this new box very expensive?
A: Not for what it is.  Remember, this project took years to complete and thousands of hours. Sure, there is a lot of cheap Fats Domino product out there – and it looks and sounds it. The book production here, the pictures, the remastering, the background story – these are available nowhere else. 

And we licensed primary sources to master from. None of these were cheap. Putting it simply: the music sounds much better on this box set than it ever has before due to the brilliant remastering from the original tapes. Second, the book that we include is much better – in terms of both the writing and the images – than anything anyone has done before, Bear Family included. The new box set is actually a bargain – especially if you take advantage of the introductory discounted price.

Q: You mentioned songs in different speeds? Please explain that to me.
A: Many of Fats’s biggest hits were artificially sped up for release to make him sound more “youthful”. This box includes both the familiar sped up versions and never-before-heard authentic versions.
Q: How many of the Fats songs were sped up?
A: Twenty-seven songs were originally released sped up as singles. But once Imperial had success with the new sped-up version of Fats, they began to speed-up old recordings when they appeared as “filler” on LPs. It took a lot of sleuth-work and engineering to get things right.
Q: Who did the speed up on Fats, his producers or the record company?
A: Imperial Records authorized it. But the speed-ups were proposed and carried out by the sound engineer where the records were mastered, a man named Abraham “Bunny” Robyn.
Q: Why were the songs sped up in the first place?
A: “Bunny” Robyn thought some of Fats’s records sounded “logey” – not lively enough — and convinced Lew Chudd at Imperial to let him try doing it. The first record he sped up was Ain’t It a Shame, a huge success.
Q: Do I get all the Fats Domino songs I love?
A: If they were recorded for Imperial and ABC-Paramount, yes you do.
Q: As Fats experts know, reissues of “Blueberry Hill” reliably use the patched-together repaired master because of a ruined stretch of tape. What is in this box?
A: We mastered from a pristine copy of the US-issued Imperial 78 rpm release – the only version that didn’t require repair. Blueberry Hill is one of the tracks that got sped up so we also include a repaired version slowed down to its authentic performance speed. Our book discusses this odd episode in Fats’s recording career.
Q: Are all the CDs remastered or is it just the ones that were sped up?
A: Every track in this box has been carefully remastered. You will be delighted and in many cases surprised at how good they sound.
Q: I see there are recordings by other musicians. Why?
A: Early in his career, Fats sometimes worked as a session pianist for other artists like Joe Turner, Lloyd Price and Smiley Lewis. We’ve included some examples of those recordings. In addition, Fats was an incredibly influential performer whose style was often imitated. We include some examples of that as well.
Q: Does the Discography in the new box include complete session information?
A: It contains everything that is known. The Imperial sessions are a lot better documented. Unfortunately, the ABC sessions contain some personnel gaps, but rest assured – you are getting everything that is known.  
Q: What about the video? Why is it part of the box?
A: We were fortunate enough to secure the rights to the widely acclaimed PBS documentary about Fats and his place in rock & roll history. It includes interviews with Dave Bartholomew and legendary New Orleans recording engineer Cosimo Matassa.
Q: I’ve heard there is a longer “director’s cut” of the documentary.  Do I get that too?
A: Yes, you do. Both are on the DVD. 
Q: Who are the producers, Hank Davis and Scott Parker?
A: They are musicians and rock & roll historians who have loved Fats’s music for over 60 years. They have been involved in the production of more than 50 projects for Bear Family Records.

We could have taken the easy way out. The original 1993 box set was out of stock. We could simply have printed more copies and filled orders.
Of course, we didn’t. This is Bear Family Records and we don’t take shortcuts. We’ve invested more than 1000 hours in re-writing, recompiling and re-mastering this box. The brilliant engineering by Christian Zwarg will leave you shaking your head in admiration. You won’t quite recognize some of your favorite Fats Domino tracks because they’ve never sounded this good.
We’ve found a lot of new material – some things that were thought to be lost and other things that nobody knew existed. We have alternate takes that have never before been issued.  We’ve got new unedited and non-overdubbed versions of some familiar Fats songs and newly discovered overdubs of familiar songs. We’ve got the intact recording of Blueberry Hill without the tape glitch. We’ve got previously unreleased backing tracks. We’ve also included some examples of Fats working as a session pianist for other artists (including Joe Turner, Lloyd Price and Smiley Lewis) early in his career. And to show how influential Fats’s style was, we’ve included some examples of other performers imitating Fats during his Golden Era. 
But the biggest news concerns the Speed-up. Everybody knows that some of Fats’s Imperial records were speeded up for release, making them both faster and pitched in higher keys. But how many of them? And which ones? And just how much were they speeded up? And, in case you wondered, how was it done back in 1955 and by whom? We didn’t have as good a handle on those questions when the original box set was compiled back in 1993, and we sure didn’t know the answers. But we do now. And we admit, back 25 years ago we screwed up some of the speeds on our original box. And when other companies tried to fix things with their Fats Domino reissues, they made their own mistakes and just added to the mess.
But now the mess is over. A lot of those 1000+ hours went into getting speeds exactly right so we can truly present Fats’s music as it was originally released. But what is completely new here is that we also present, for the first time anywhere, examples of Fats’s Greatest Hits as they were originally performed in the studio, at their original speeds and in their real keys. No speed-up. You can be a fly on the wall and hear songs like Ain’t It A Shame and I’m Walking as they actually sounded in Cosimo’s New Orleans studio. That addition alone makes this Box a landmark event.
A lot has also gone into updating and revising the accompanying, lavishly illustrated book by Fats biographer Rick Coleman, and by music historians Hank Davis and Scott Parker. That includes an updated Fats Domino Imperial Records Discography. And what’s more, we extended the Box to include two CDs with all of Fats post-Imperial recordings for the ABC Paramount label. Twelve CDs in all – an upgrade of 50% from the original box. 
Even if you bought the first Bear Family box 25 years ago, Fats Domino: I’ve Been Around is a must for any serious Fats Domino collection. It’s not going to get any better than this.

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Disc: 1

  1. The Fat Man
  2. Detroit City Blues
  3. Hide Away Blues
  4. She's My Baby
  5. Brand New Baby
  6. Little Bee
  7. Boogie Woogie Baby
  8. Hey! La Bas Boogie
  9. Korea Blues
  10. Every Night About This Time
  11. Careless Love
  12. Hey! Fat Man
  13. Tired Of Crying
  14. What's The Matter Baby
  15. I've Got Eyes For You
  16. Stay Away
  17. Don't You Lie To Me
  18. My Baby's Gone
  19. Rockin' Chair
  20. Sometimes I Wonder
  21. Right From Wrong
  22. You Know I Miss You
  23. I'll Be Gone
  24. No, No Baby

Disc: 2

  1. Reeling And Rocking
  2. Goin' Home
  3. The Fat Man's Hop
  4. How Long
  5. Long Lonesome Journey
  6. Poor Poor Me
  7. Trust In Me
  8. Cheatin'
  9. Mardi Gras In New Orleans
  10. I Guess I'll Be On My Way
  11. Nobody Loves Me
  12. Dreaming
  13. Going To The River
  14. I Love Her
  15. Second Line Jump
  16. Goodbye
  17. Swanee River Hop
  18. Please Don't Leave Me
  19. Domino Stomp
  20. You Said You Love Me
  21. Fats Domino Blues
  22. The Girl I Love

Disc: 3

  1. Rose Mary
  2. Ain't It Good
  3. Don't Leave Me This Way
  4. Something's Wrong
  5. Fat's Frenzy
  6. Goin' Back Home
  7. You Left Me
  8. Forty-Four
  9. Barrel House
  10. Little School Girl
  11. If You Need Me
  12. You Done Me Wrong
  13. Thinking Of You
  14. Baby Please
  15. Where Did You Stay
  16. You Can Pack Your Suitcase
  17. I Lived My Life
  18. Little Mama
  19. I Know
  20. Love Me
  21. Don't You Hear Me Calling You
  22. Don't You Know
  23. Helping Hand

Disc: 4

  1. Ain't It A Shame
  2. All By Myself
  3. La-La
  4. Blue Monday
  5. Troubles Of My Own
  6. Poor Me
  7. I Can't Go On
  8. I'm In Love Again
  9. Bo Weevil
  10. Don't Blame It On Me
  11. So Long
  12. My Blue Heaven
  13. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
  14. What's The Reason I'm Not Pleasing You
  15. Blueberry Hill
  16. Honey Chile
  17. I'm Walkin'
  18. What Will I Tell My Heart
  19. I'm In The Mood For Love
  20. My Happiness
  21. The Rooster Song
  22. As Time Goes By
  23. It's You I Love
  24. Valley Of Tears
  25. Wait And See
  26. The Big Beat
  27. I Still Love You

Disc: 5

  1. What's Wrong
  2. Help Me
  3. Oh Ba-A-By
  4. Howdy Podner
  5. I Can't Go On This Way
  6. Ida Jane
  7. (The Twist) Set Me Free
  8. Would You
  9. Don't Deceive Me
  10. Telling Lies
  11. Town Talk
  12. Twistin' The Spots
  13. True Confession
  14. Sailor Boy
  15. It Must Be Love
  16. Little Mary
  17. Stack & Billy
  18. When I See You
  19. Oh Whee
  20. My Love For Her
  21. I Want You To Know
  22. Yes, My Darling
  23. Don't You Know I Love You

Disc: 6

  1. Sick And Tired
  2. No, No
  3. Prisoner's Song
  4. One Of These Days
  5. I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You
  6. Young School Girl
  7. I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Some Day
  8. How Can I Be Happy
  9. Lazy Woman
  10. Isle Of Capri
  11. Coquette
  12. Once In A While
  13. Sheik Of Araby
  14. Whole Lotta Loving
  15. I Miss You So
  16. I'll Always Be In Love With You
  17. Hands Across The Table
  18. So Glad
  19. Darktown Strutter's Ball
  20. Margie
  21. My Heart Is Bleeding
  22. I Hear You Knocking
  23. Lil' Liza Jane
  24. Every Night
  25. When The Saints Go Marching In
  26. Country Boy

Disc: 7

  1. I'm Ready
  2. I Want To Walk You Home
  3. When I Was Young
  4. Easter Parade
  5. I've Been Around
  6. Be My Guest
  7. Tell Me That You Love Me
  8. Before I Grow To Old
  9. Walking To New Orleans
  10. Don't Come Knockin'
  11. Put Your Arms Around Me
  12. Three Nights A Week
  13. Shu Rah
  14. Rising Sun
  15. My Girl Josephine
  16. You Always Hurt The One You Love
  17. Magic Isles
  18. Natural Born Lover
  19. Am I Blue
  20. It's The Talk Of The Town
  21. It Keeps Rainin'
  22. What A Price
  23. Ain't That Just Like A Woman
  24. Fell In Love On Monday
  25. Trouble In Mind
  26. Hold Hands
  27. Bad Luck And Trouble
  28. I've Been Calling

Disc: 8

  1. I Just Cry
  2. Ain't Gonna Do It
  3. Won't You Come On Back
  4. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  5. I'm Alone Because I Love You
  6. Good Hearted Man
  7. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town
  8. Along The Navajo Trail
  9. One Night
  10. Trouble Blues
  11. You Win Again
  12. Your Cheatin' Heart
  13. Let The Four Winds Blow
  14. What A Party
  15. Rockin' Bicycle
  16. Did You Ever Seen A Dream Walking
  17. Birds And Bees
  18. Wishing Ring
  19. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
  20. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
  21. South Of The Border
  22. Teen Age Love
  23. Stop The Clock
  24. My Real Name
  25. Hum Diddy Doo
  26. Those Eyes
  27. I Want To Go Home
  28. Dance With Mr. Domino
  29. Nothing New (Same Old Thing)

Disc: 9

  1. Ain't It A Shame (original key)
  2. Bo Weevil (original key)
  3. I'm In Love Again (original key)
  4. My Blue Heaven (original key)
  5. When My Dreamboat Comes Home (original key)
  6. Blueberry Hill (original key)
  7. Blue Monday (original key)
  8. I'm Walkin' (original key)
  9. It's You I Love (original key)
  10. Wait And See (original key)
  11. The Big Beat (original key)
  12. Bo Weevil (unedited)
  13. You Always Hurt The One You Love (unedited)
  14. Natural Born Lover (unedited)
  15. I Can't Go On This Way (undubbed)
  16. Valley Of Tears (undubbed)
  17. It's You I Love (undubbed)
  18. I'm Ready (undubbed)
  19. When I Was Young (undubbed)
  20. Don't Come Knockin' (undubbed)
  21. Fell In Love On Monday (undubbed)
  22. Walking To New Orleans (undubbed)
  23. I'm Gonna B A Wheel Someday (backing track)
  24. Young School Girl (backing track)
  25. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Price, Lloyd
  26. Oo-Eee Baby - Price, Lloyd
  27. Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop - Turner, Joe
  28. Crawdad Hole - Turner, Joe
  29. Show Me The Way - Lewis, Smiley
  30. The Rocks - Lewis, Smiley
  31. Good News - Bartholomew, Dave

Disc: 10

  1. Tired Of Crying (alt)
  2. How Long (alt)
  3. Long Lonesome Journey (alt)
  4. Poor Poor Me (alt)
  5. Rose Marie
  6. You Left Me (alt)
  7. Set Me Free (Don't Know What's Wrong)
  8. Margie (IM 1762)
  9. Margie (IM 1808-9)
  10. The Sheik Of Araby (IM 1809)
  11. Hands Across The Table (alt)
  12. I Hear You Knocking (alt)
  13. Country Boy (alt)
  14. Let The Four Winds Blow (IM 3030)
  15. Let The Four Winds Blow (IM 3035)
  16. La-La (overdub)
  17. Telling Lies (overdub)
  18. When I See You (overdub)
  19. Every Night About This Time (overdub)
  20. Trouble In Mind (overdub)
  21. Along The Navajo Trail (overdub)
  22. Ain't It A Shame (overdub)
  23. Lonely Tramp - Jimmy Besley
  24. Morning Star - Charles, Bobby
  25. I'm A Fool To Care - Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
  26. I Hear You Knockin' - James 'Sugar Boy' Crawford

Disc: 11

  1. I've Got A Right To Cry
  2. There Goes My Heart Again
  3. Can't Go On Without You
  4. Nobody Needs You Like Me
  5. Bye Baby Bye Bye
  6. Just A Lonely Man
  7. When I'm Walking (Let Me Walk)
  8. Forever, Forever
  9. Song For Rosemary
  10. Red Sails In The Sunset
  11. Tell Me The Truth, Baby
  12. Land Of A Thousand Dances
  13. I'm Living Right
  14. Who Cares (For Me)
  15. Something You Got Baby
  16. The Land Of Make-Believe
  17. Old Man Trouble
  18. Mary Oh Mary
  19. If You Don't Know What Love Is
  20. Fats' Shuffle
  21. Gotta Get A Job
  22. Fats On Fire

Disc: 12

  1. Packin' Up
  2. Lazy Lady
  3. I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
  4. (All Of My Life) For You
  5. Sally Was A Good Girl
  6. A Whole Lot Of Trouble
  7. That Certain Someone
  8. Kansas City
  9. Hearbreak Hill
  10. I Met The Girl I'm Gonna Marry
  11. Ballin' The Jack
  12. Monkey Business
  13. Reelin' And Rockin'
  14. Why Don't You Do Right
  15. Man That's All
  16. Wigs
  17. On A Slow Boat To China
  18. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  19. Goodnight Sweetheart


  1. Opening Credits & Intro
  2. Fats Domino At Home (2010)
  3. Domino Family History
  4. The Saints Go Marching In (1962)
  5. Fats' Early Years
  6. Boogie Woogie
  7. Blue Monday (1962)
  8. First Record
  9. Dave Bartholomew
  10. I'm Ready (1962)
  11. New Orleans Music Scene
  12. New Orleans R&B Scene
  13. Birth of The Fat Man
  14. Rock 'n' Roll Explosion
  15. You Can Pack My Suitcase
  16. Fats On Top
  17. Fats Sits In
  18. TV And The Movies Call
  19. Ain't That A Shame
  20. On The Road With Fats
  21. Segregation
  22. Movies And TV
  23. Closing Credits
  24. Rock 'n' Roll Riots
  25. The Saints
  26. End Credits

  27. Dave And Fats Reunion

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