Willie Nelson Sings for Fats Domino Tribute c.d.

www.nola.com reports:

Willie Nelson sings “I Hear You Knocking “ featuring Jon Cleary on keyboards, for a Fats Domino tribute c.d.  Also featured on the cd will be Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Tom Petty, Tim McGraw, Nora Jones, Lenny Kravitz and B.B. King.

Proceeds from the tribute album, scheduled for a fall release on Vanguard Records, will benefit the Tipitina’s Foundation. Established in 2004, the nonprofit foundation has greatly expanded its mission since Hurricane Katrina. More than $1 million has been raised to assist New Orleans musicians and train the next generation. Recently, the foundation donated $100,000 to rebuild Domino’s flooded home in the Lower 9th Ward. The Domino tribute CD is the foundation’s most ambitious undertaking to date.

When possible, the foundation’s Bill Taylor and Adam Shipley paired marquee artists with Louisiana musicians. Willie Nelson’s “I Hear You Knocking ” features Jon Cleary on keyboards; McCartney will sing over Allen Toussaint’s band on “I Want to Walk You Home.” Lenny Kravitz collaborated with the Rebirth Brass Band, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and James Brown’s JB horns for “Whole Lotta Loving and B.B. King cut “Goin’ Home” over a foundation laid by Ivan Neville’s DumpstaPhunk.

(Ooh, I would love to hear Willie sing Blueberry Hill, or I Want to Walk You Home.”  “I Hear You Knocking” is pretty sweet, though.)

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