Fats Domino sings the song that gave this feature its name. In his biography Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock’n’Roll, Rick Coleman claims “The Fat Man” predates any claim Elvis Presley may have to performing the first rock’n’roll song. Because so many blues and R&B performers can also lay claim to the title of Original Rock and Roller, I doubt the question will ever be settled. Shucks, my own choice would be Louis Jordan’s “Saturday Night Fish Fry.”
Here’s another well-worn number from the Fats files.