Rest in peace, Fats Domino: “Lady Madonna” (1968)

Word circulated yesterday that Antoine "Fats" Domino, regarded by many as one of the godfathers of rock and roll, passed away yesterday at the age of 89. Fats was a survivor in the literal sense of the word.  When Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans in 2005, Domino remained in his 9th ward home, riding the … Continue reading Rest in peace, Fats Domino: “Lady Madonna” (1968)

Check your stylus: George Hamilton IV, “A Rose and a Baby Ruth” (1956)

(Above: The sort of thing you find in my house.) Now that my dissertation on 1960s radio and race is completed, I finally get to read things that I want to read rather than sticking to research that I need to do.  Sometimes, I get lucky, and find a book that serves both masters, in … Continue reading Check your stylus: George Hamilton IV, “A Rose and a Baby Ruth” (1956)