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Fats Domino – Ain’t That A Shame

A screenshot of Fats Domino singing "Blue...Ain’t That a Shame” is a song written by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew. Released by Imperial Records in 1955, the song was a hit for Domino, eventually selling a million copies. It reached #1 on the “Black Singles” chart and #10 on the “Pop Singles” chart. The song is ranked #438 on the Rolling Stone magazine‘s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The song gained national fame after being re-recorded by white recording artist Pat Boone. Domino’s version soon became more popular, bringing Domino’s music to the mass market a half dozen years after his first major recording, “The Fat Man“.

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