American Masters

Fats Domino of New Orleans, the Music Mecca

Clip: Season 30 Episode 4 | 2m 11s

Fats Domino, born and raised in New Orleans, and so were his writing partner Dave Bartholomew and bandmates like drummer Earl Palmer. In the late 1940s and 1950s, Cosimo Matassa’s J&M music shop was the only recording studio in New Orleans and became the mecca for record companies looking to cash in on the New Orleans rhythm and blues sound.

Aired: 02/26/16

Rating: NR

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