Fats Domino Is 85

The legendary Antoine “Fats” Domino turns 85 today and I don’t even know where to start. The man is so influential that his influence is almost invisible, woven as it is into the fabric of almost all popular music. Do yourself a favor and pick up something like this; it is music that will make you smile, and, really, what else in your life is there right now that makes you smile? Nothing. There are a couple more tracks below, although the paucity of performance videos available on YouTube is a bit disappointing.

And, not a performance track, and not even an original, but still my favorite of his: