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Fats Domino The Big Beat

Fats Domino The Big Beat

Rock n Roll

Here’s some golden oldies music from the Fat Man himself, the legendary Fats Domino with his song”The Big Beat.”

Fats Domino said that he got ideas for songs from everyday things that happened around him; he listened to how people talked and what they talked about. In 1957, “The Big Beat,” which was written by Domino and Dave Bartholomew, went to #26 on the U.S. Pop Charts and #15 on the R&B Chart. Dick Clark featured Fats Domino singing “The Big Beat” on American Bandstand that year.

“The Big Beat” was B-Side of “I Want You to Know,” which was another successful Domino and Bartholomew song.

Here are the lyrics to “The Big Beat” by Fats Domino:

The big beat keep you rockin’ in yo’ seat
The big beat keep you rockin’ in your sleep
Clap yo’ hands and stomp yo’ feet
You got to move when you hear this beat
The big beat keep you rockin’ in your seat

Old grandpa just make eighty years old
Man is crazy, ’bout the rock an’ roll
The big beat get in your soul
Make you jump an make you roll
Old grandpa just make eighty years old

Peg Leg Joe, threw his crutches away
The big beat, make you act this way

Come on gang, let’s swing and sway
The big beat, make you act this way
Peg Leg Joe, threw his crutch away

The big beat keep you rockin’ in yo’ seat
The big beat keep you rockin’ in yo’ sleep
Clap yo’ hands and stomp yo’ feet
You’ve got to move when you hear this beat
The big beat keep you rockin’ in yo’ seat.

If you are interested to read more about Domino’s song “Blueberry Hill,” please click here. For information on “Blue Monday, ” click here. For information on “My Blue Heaven,” click here.

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

Please click here for the Daily Doo Wop YouTube channel, to which you can subscribe. Thank you for stopping by The Daily Doo Wop. Hope you enjoyed “The Big Beat” by Fats Domino.

There is also a documentary titled The Big Beat: Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock n’ Roll (2016) that has footage of Fats Domino as well as other rock and roll legends Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis.” The film goes inside Fats’s 9th Ward home in New Orleans.

5 Comments

  1. […] Please click here to listen to “Blueberry Hill.” If you want to read more about Domino’s song “Blue Monday, please click here. For information about “The Big Beat,” click here. […]

  2. […] Please click here to listen to “Blue Monday” by Fats Domino. If you are interested in Domino’s song “Blueberry Hill,” please click here. For information about “The Big Beat,” click here. […]

  3. Gerald says:

    From New Orleans! I’ve always loved his music. He’s a national treasure. Have to check out some of the doo wop groups you write about here.

  4. […] legends of rock and roll as well as New Orleans style R&B: “Blueberry Hill,” “The Big Beat,” and “Blue […]

  5. […] other songs by Fats Domino: “Blueberry Hill,” “Blue Monday,” “The Big Beat,” and “My Blue […]

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