FlinterFile: Fats Domino- Blueberry Hill
The original version of the song was recorded by Gene Autry in 1940.The song was written for the movie The Singing Hill, a western. Glenn Miller recorded the song in the same year and made a number 2 hit out of it. Louis Armstrong made a recording in 1949, which would first chart in 1956. And in exactly that year Fats Domino ran out of material to record, so he decided to record this song. His producer didn’t want him to, but he insisted and with many takes, as Fats kept forgetting the lyrics, the song was born. The final song was made out of the many recordings pieced together. The song would be a number 6 hit in the UK, number 2 in the US and the biggest hit Fats Domino would have. Later, the bass line was used in the song Light My Fire by the Doors. Enjoy
Fats Domino- Blueberry Hill
R.I.P. Fats Domino. He died today in the age of 89 years. His music was essential for the development of rock ‘n roll.
Posted on October 25, 2017, in 1950-1959, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1956, blueberry hill, fats domino, fifties, FlinterFiles Song Archive, Music, rock 'n roll, the singing hill. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.