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RIP Dave Bartholomew

Postby Muskrat » 23 Jun 2019, 20:35

Lived to 100

Best known for collaborating on an extraordinary string of hits with Fats Domino between 1949 and 1963 – amassing more than one hundred entries on the pop and R&B charts during that span of time – Bartholomew was one of the primary architects of the sound now known as rock and roll.





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Mike Boom wrote:It is brilliant of course, probably the best of the complete Thick as a Brick boots.

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Re: RIP Dave Bartholomew

Postby Muskrat » 23 Jun 2019, 23:22

Good Dave interview

I didn’t need nobody. I did it myself. But I helped everybody. Nobody come out of New Orleans the last 30 years that I didn’t help. I brought Allen Toussaint in. It was never released but we cut him. And Fats Domino. He was one of the greatest artists of all time.

I did every god damn thing! I wrote the music. I played the music. I put the band together. I recorded the music. I mastered it. It took me 40 years to get here. Who knows where I’ll be when I’m 100? It might take me another 100 years to do it again.”
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Mike Boom wrote:It is brilliant of course, probably the best of the complete Thick as a Brick boots.

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Re: RIP Dave Bartholomew

Postby Charlie O. » 24 Jun 2019, 03:50

I remember when Fats died I said something like "he had as good a claim on 'inventing' rock & roll as anybody.'"

Dave had at least as good a claim as Fats.

And somehow it still feels like faint praise, almost.

R.I.P., Mr. Bartholomew.
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Re: RIP Dave Bartholomew

Postby GoogaMooga » 24 Jun 2019, 08:39

Dave and Fats sure made history in 49. But Dave was active even before, and during his 15 year musical partnership with Fats, he recorded with a who's who of R&B on the side. He deserves more credit.

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Re: RIP Dave Bartholomew

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 24 Jun 2019, 20:59

Great man, should've been more recognised.

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Re: RIP Dave Bartholomew

Postby Six String » 24 Jun 2019, 21:45

To quote Fats "Ain't That A Shame." :oops: RIP