NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Officials with WLAE-TV (New Orleans Public Televison) and the Tipitina’s Record Club today signed a contract to produce a traditional vinyl LP album called “Fats Domino: Live at Tipitina’s”.  This album is from the live May 2007 concert at the uptown New Orleans Tipitina’s music club which was the basis for the award-winning documentary “Fats Domino-Walkin’ Back to New Orleans. The documentary debuted in November 2008 on WLAE-TV and throughout the U.S. showcasing the concert that what would become Fats’ final public performance.
 
The “Fats Domino-Walkin’ Back to New Orleans” one-hour documentary garnered numerous local, regional and national awards including 1st Place in the Entertainment Category of The New Orleans Press Club Awards and a national Telly award among others.  These awards prompted station managers and music industry leaders to launch discussions on preserving the larger than life legacy of publishing this special LP album.  The release date is set for mid November 2022, on the Tipitina’s Record Club label available on their online subscription service and a limited number to retails stores in Southeast Louisiana.
 
Fats’ new album will be a deluxe, 180g custom-colored 33 RPM vinyl and will contain all his performances from the Tipitina’s documentary concert show including “Blueberry Hill,” “Hello Josephine,” “Ain’t That a Shame,” “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” and “Jambalaya.” His concert recording in 2007 was held as the City of New Orleans was slowly emerging from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 in which Fats tragically lost his home and all his music memorabilia. The concert was the centerpiece of the WLAE-TV documentary which aired on more than 300 PBS stations nationally. Narrated by Actor John Goodman, the show was produced by Sean O’Malley under Executive Producers Jim Dotson and Ron Yager.
 
Fats Domino: Live at Tipitina’s” is the 11th album produced and released by Tipitina’s Record Club since its inception in November 2020. The Fats album is multi tracked recorded and professionally remixed so you can feel like you are right in the middle of his final performance. Fats and his 9-piece band demonstrate why he is a pioneer in the Rock and Roll world.
 
With several top Billboard songs over the past 60 years, Fats Domino received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987 and was credited with playing an integral role in popularizing Rock and Roll.  Fats died in October 2017 at 89 years old.