Reggie Houston: 20 years in Fats Domino’s band

I’m putting this up on Mardi Gras week 2020. The day this goes up would have been Fats Domino’s ninety-second birthday. To honor him and Black History month, here’s... See More

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I’m putting this up on Mardi Gras week 2020. The day this goes up would have been Fats Domino’s ninety-second birthday.

To honor him and Black History month, here’s a fascinating bit of oral history with Reggie Houston who was the baritone player in Fats’ band for twenty years.

Fats’ death in 2017 hit Reggie, who is a friend of mine, very hard. He was who told me Fats had died. I told him that when he was ready to talk about Fats, to let me know.

About a month later we recorded this emotional memoir of Reggie’s time in Fats’ band…and who Reggie thinks is the real King of Rock n Roll.

I’m putting this up on Mardi Gras week 2020. The day this goes up would have been Fats Domino’s ninety-second birthday.

To honor him and Black History month, here’s a fascinating bit of oral history with Reggie Houston who was the baritone player in Fats’ band for twenty years.

Fats’ death in 2017 hit Reggie, who is a friend of mine, very hard. He was who told me Fats had died. I told him that when he was ready to talk about Fats, to let me know.

About a month later we recorded this emotional memoir of Reggie’s time in Fats’ band…and who Reggie thinks is the real King of Rock n Roll.

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Tom D'Antoni

Tom D’Antoni has been a broadcaster (TV and radio), producer, writer, editor, author and a lot of other things in a long career in all forms of media. He is currently Editor-In-Chief of Oregon Music News, does a Soul Music radio show (I Like It Like That), DJ’s in clubs, does a podcast on Bleav and OMN. He lives in Portland Oregon. And that’s only scratching the surface…