As a sequel to the first volume of THE FIRST KING OF ROCK AND ROLL, this 27-track, nearly 80-minute set steers clear of all Fats Domino’s biggest hits. That makes it an ideal second purchase for the new fan who already has classics like “Blueberry Hill” and “Walkin’ to New Orleans” but wants to explore further. Gathered from Domino’s prime period, his 1949-62 tenure at Imperial Records, THE FIRST KING OF ROCK AND ROLL VOLUME 2 includes pop ballads, New Orleans funk, and plenty of Domino’s easy-rolling, good-time R&B. Highlights include his sly cover of the torch song standard “Why Don’t You Do Right” and the rollicking “If I Get Rich.” ~Jeff Hannusch. Released in 2007, 27 tracks.