R.I.P. Dave Bartholomew

Dave Bartholomew, the man who brought us Fats Domino, and made so much great New Orleans music, has died at age 100.

During the 1950s, Bartholomew produced, wrote, or co-wrote, and played on most of the big hits by Fats Domino, including Ain’t That A Shame and Blue Monday. 

Dave Bartholomew began his music career in the 1940s as a red-hot trumpet player before discovering Fats Domino in 1949 and producing his first record, The Fat Man.

After that he went on to produced groundbreaking early rock & roll records by Lloyd Price, Shirley & Lee and Smiley Lewis.

Click here to read more about Dave Bartholomew. 

And listen to this interview the the 13th Floor’s Marty Duda conducted with Dave Bartholomew back in 2002 where they discuss his involvement with the creation on Imperial Records and his work with Fats Domino:


Check out Dave Bartholomew’s 1957 recording of The Monkey:

Marty Duda
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