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Mr. Bartholomew

This is the man that started it all... The DEAN of Rock N Roll! The producer and writer of Fats Domino's entire catalog: Ain't That a Shame, I'm Walkin, Blue Monday, I Hear You Knocking... just to name a few. The producer of Lloyd Price's Lawdy Miss Clawdy and Stagger Lee! The producer of Blueberry Hill...The writer of Elvis Presley's One Night and Witchcraft. One of the worlds most covered songwriters!!! His music has been covered by many artist crossing all genres of music...Paul McCartney, Bob Seger, Hank Williams Jr., John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, Ricky Nelson, BB King, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, George Benson, Bono, Cheap Trick, Gale Storm, George Benson, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and this is just to name a few...You know what NUFF said! Use your search engines and learn about this man and what he means to American Music Culture... Thank You Mr. Bartholomew!


Born: December 24, 1920 in Edgard, LA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Dave Bartholomew is the multi-talented figure behind a majority of classic New Orleans R&B of the '50s and the self-proclaimed inventor of the "Big Beat." Bartholomew has over 4000 songs in his enormous catalog and is responsible for arranging and producing timeless records by Shirley & Lee, Lloyd Price, Smiley Lewis, and especially Fats Domino. Bartholomew was born in Edgard, LA, on December 24, 1920. His first instruments were tuba and trumpet. He fronted several bands in the Crescent City before...
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