9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

When I was a little kid about the age of the young boy in the photo I thought Fats Domino was the coolest man on the planet. I’d swoon when he came on the radio. “Reeling and Rocking” by Fats came out in 1952, and was the “b” side of the “Going Home” 45 on the Imperial label.


Fats Domino(v/p), Wendell Duconge(as), Robert “Buddy” Hagans(ts), Harrison Verrett(g), William “Billy” Diamond(b), Cornelius Coleman(d).
Producer: Al Young
Engineer: Cosimo Matassa