1968 Fats Domino – Fats Is Back

Fats Is Back is an album by Fats Domino. It was released in 1968.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney recorded Domino songs. According to some reports, McCartney wrote the Beatles song “Lady Madonna” in emulation of Domino’s style, combining it with a nod to Humphrey Lyttelton’s 1956 hit “Bad Penny Blues”. Domino also recorded the song in 1968. Domino returned to the “Hot 100” chart for the last time in 1968, with his recording of “Lady Madonna”. That recording, as well as covers of two other songs by the Beatles, appeared on his Reprise album Fats Is Back, produced by Richard Perry and with several hits recorded by a band that included the New Orleans pianist James Booker.


1  My Old Friends (Bernard De Cesare; Pasquale Zompa) 03:20
2  I’m Ready (Joe Robichaux; Pearl King; Ruth Durand) 02:35
3  So Swell When You’re Well (James Booker) 02:34
4  Wait Till It Happens To You (Dave Bartholomew; Fats Domino) 02:37
5  I Know (Barbara George) 02:48
Lady Madonna (John Lennon; Paul McCartney) 02:19
7  Honest Papas Love Their Mamas Better (Bernard De Cesare; Pasquale Zompa) 02:36
8  Make Me Belong To You (Billy Vera; Chip Taylor) 02:21
9  One For The Highway (Fats Domino) 02:35
10  Lovely Rita (John Lennon; Paul McCartney) 02:32
11  One More Song For You (Bernard De Cesare; Pasquale Zompa) 03:36


MusicianFats Domino
MusicianChuck Rainey
MusicianEarl Palmer
MusicianEric Gale
MusicianHal Blaine
MusicianHerbie Lovelle
MusicianJames Booker
MusicianKing Curtis
MusicianLarry Knechtel
MusicianMike Deasy

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry
Arranged By (Horns) – Randy Newman (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11)
Arranged By (Horns) – John Andrews (Tracks 4, 8, 10)
Engineer – Eddie Smith, Gene Shively, George Piros, Harry Yarmark, Lee Herschberg
Mastered By – Darrell Johnson

Art Direction – Ed Thrasher
Illustration – David Willardson
Photography – Edward J Smith

Mastered At DCT Recorders
Record Company Warner Bros, Seven Arts Records Inc