American Masters

Dave Bartholomew, Longtime Collaborator of Fats Domino

Clip: Season 30 Episode 4 | 5m 25s

Dave Bartholomew is one New Orleans' great musicians and learned trumpet from the same man who taught Louis Armstrong to play. Bartholomew played with the best bands in New Orleans before he began working with Fats Domino in 1949. The songwriter, bandleader, producer co-wrote and produced most of Fats Domino's hits and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. A film outtake.

Aired: 02/26/16

Rating: NR

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