Ain't That a Shame
Is the music of Fats Domino more interesting than the biography?
Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll
by Rick Coleman
Da Capo Press
$15.95 List Price
The true pleasure of reading any book on rock ’n’ roll comes less in the descriptions of the music—I’ve long felt that rock bios need to be packaged with a CD, to reinforce or introduce the aural ideas presented—than in the personal excesses, the wantonness, the luxury and degradation, for lack of a better phrase. The gold standard of the genre, Peter Guralnick’s magisterial two-volume biography of Elvis Presley, Last