Fats Domino – Big Beat Keeps Rockin’ 1957-60

The Legendary Imperial Recordings, Part 3 of 4

We are into an era, where Fats, with Dave Bartholomew and the band are just rolling along.

Antoine “Fats” Domino

1957 to 1960


1.   When I see You/ Imperial 5454/ 6/58/ Pop # 29 R&B # 14

2.   I want you to Know/ Imperial 5477/ 12/57/ Pop # 48

3.   Yes, My Darling/ Imperial 5492/ 2/58/ Pop # 55 R&B # 10

4.   Sick and Tired/ Imperial 5515/ 4/58/ Pop # 22 R&B # 14

5.   I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday/ Imperial 5606/ REC 6/58 REL 7/59/ Pop # 17 R&B # 22

6.   Whole Lotta Loving/ Imperial 5553/ 10/58/ Pop # 6  R&B # 2

7.   I Hear you Knocking/ Imperial 5796/ REC 11/58 REL 1/61/ Pop # 67 (Album First)

8.   I’m Ready/ Imperial 5585/ 7/59/ Pop # 16 R&B # 7

9.   I want to walk you Home/ Imperial 5606/ 7/59/ Pop # 8  R&B # 1

10A. Walking to New Orleans/ Imperial 5675/ 6/60/ Pop # 6 R&B # 2

10B. Don’t Come Knockin’/ B Side/ 6/60/ Pop # 21 R&B # 28

11. La-La (Version # 2)/ LP “Just Domino”/ 4/60

12. Three Nights a Week/ Imperial 5687/ 10/60/ Pop # 15 R&B # 8

Hoping to expand his horizons, Domino looked to Hollywood. He first appeared with Big Joe Turner in Shake, Rattle, and Roll, singing three of his big hits. In 1957 he appeared in The Girl Can’t Help It, a rock and roll movie that is still considered by many to be the best ever made. The film featured Domino singing his big hit, “Blue Monday.” Other motion pictures in which Domino appeared included Jamboree and The Big Beat.


Other Domino songs that fared well on the pop charts included “I’m Walkin‘,” which made it to number four in April of 1957; “I Want to Walk You Home,” climbing to number eight the week of September 14, 1959; and “Walking to New Orleans,” which made it into the top ten on the pop charts in mid-1960.


Walking to New Orleans,” which climbed to number two on the R and B charts, was the last of Domino’s songs to hit the top ten on the pop charts.

Continued – see Fats Domino – The Years of Challenge 1960-62

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One response to “Fats Domino – Big Beat Keeps Rockin’ 1957-60

  1. Pingback: Fats Domino – The Crossover Years 1955-57 | Russ & Gary's "The Best Years of Music"

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