Last night was a star-studded affair celebrating Fats Domino and the music of New Orleans at the former Studio 54 nightclub (now called the Pink Elephant). The principals of the Tipitina's Foundation had convinced Fats Domino to travel to New York this week to promote the foundation's two-CD benefit project, "Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino." Once Fats committed, NYC was there to embrace him. Mayor Bloomberg gave Fats Domino the key to the city and the music kicked into high gear with Ivan Neville, Leo Nocintelli, Nick Daniels, Eric Krasno, Toots Hibbert (from Toots & the Maytals), Gvin & Joey Degraw, Olu Dara, Donald Harrison, Jeff, "Tain" Watts, Loyd, "Lawdy Miss Clady" Price. For fans of New Orleans music, this was a special night indeed.
Domino/Bloomberg photo courtesy of Jason King
Labels: Fats Domino, Ivan Neville, Mayor Bloomberg