Fats Domino - Ain't That A Shame - 1955
"Ain't That a Shame" is a song recorded by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, in Hollywood, California, for Imperial Records and released in 1955. The recording ("Ain't It a Shame") was a hit for Domino, eventually selling a million copies. It reached #1 on the "Black Singles" chart and #10 on the "Pop Singles" chart. The song is ranked #431 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song gained national fame after being re-recorded by white recording artist Pat Boone. Domino's version soon became more popular, bringing Domino's music to the mass market a half dozen years after his first major recording, "The Fat Man".