Fats Domino: American Masters

Fats Domino: I'm Ready, Performed with The Byrds, 1971

See Fats Domino perform “I’m Ready,” his hit from 1959, with the rock band The Byrds backing him in 1971. Their appearance was on the local television show “Turn-On, Barry Richards Rock and Soul” on WDCA-TV in Washington DC. This is an outtake from Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

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Discover how Fats Domino's brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues became rock 'n' roll. As popular in the 1950s as Elvis Presley, Domino suffered degradations in the pre-civil rights South and aided integration through his influential music.
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