wikipedia really messed up “music recording certification”

Oklahoma 1955 still 2 1500

I LEFT WIKIPEDIA ALONE for the past few months, even though cri­tiquing their en­tries is like shooting fish in a barrel. When it comes to “de­f­i­n­i­tions” of per­sons and terms re­garding pop­ular music, Wikipedia’s theme song seems to be a well-known song by Elvis: “If you’re looking for trouble, you’ve come to the right place. READ MORE

rock and rollin’ with fats domino at wikipedia

FatsDomino 1955 color 1500

I AM WORKING ON A PIECE for this blog that in­spired this brief piece below. It’s ti­tled “What Was the First Rock & Roll LP Album of the ’50s?” and at one point I turned to Wikipedia for in­for­ma­tion. Specif­i­cally, I was in­ter­ested in de­ter­mining the re­lease date of Fats Domi­no’s first album, Rock And Rollin’ With Fats Domino. READ MORE