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- Posted on Sep 20th 2007 3:00PM by Danny Clinch
New Orleans, 2007: I just worked on this thing with Fats Domino, and I photographed him at his house in New Orleans in the Ninth Ward. It's a great record where all these artists do Fats Domino songs. They're raising money to build a community center down there and put more instruments in the hands of high school kids. John Lennon does 'Ain't That a Shame,' and Tom Petty is on there, B.B. King, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams, Ben Harper.
There's a beautiful documentary photograph I took that's on the cover, and it's the first time that Fats has gone back up to his bedroom since Katrina -- where he was rescued from his balcony. I was there with a bunch of people and he was like, "I want to go up and look at the bedroom." I grabbed my camera and I followed him up there -- he had gotten up there ahead of me. I was kind of hoping to get in front of him, but I couldn't. I took this photograph from the back of him walking down this hallway into his bedroom, which was still completely moldy, with a pile of pajamas sitting on the floor. It's really a pretty grueling image.