It's been more than 20 years since Antoine "Fats" Domino traveled to New York as an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's inaugural class. It's been nearly 60 since he and longtime collaborator Dave Bartholomew retooled the drug-themed "Junkers Blues" into "The Fat Man," Domino's first Imperial Records hit and, some say, the earliest rock 'n' roll tune. And it's been just over two since his Lower Ninth Ward mansion and its adjacent annex—part publishing house, part clubhouse—took on eight feet of water. In the days following Katrina, many feared that Domino, who was briefly missing, had died: Graffiti scrawled on the side of his place read, "R.I.P. Fats—You Will Be Missed." But he's still with us, his home slowly getting restored, his music more alive than it's been in decades, now serving to help spark his hometown's... More >>>