Thorns In Velvet: Fats Domino and Ray Charles at the Capital Jazz Festival
Mick Brown, The Guardian, 1984
AMONG the collection of venerable antiques paraded for this years Capital Jazz Festival couldnt the organisers find anybody of note under the age of 35? it was appropriate that Antoine "Fats" Domino should have opened the proceedings, both as a metaphor for the resilence of musical talent Domino in 57, going on 16 and because his ample and genial presence, more than any other, embodies the spirit of New Orleans, the cradle of jazz.
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