Listen to Fiona Apple Cover Fats Domino on ‘A Prairie Home Companion’


Last week, the music industry lost a legend: the great Fats Domino, whose 1950s singles for Imperial Records (including “Ain’t That A Shame,” “Blueberry Hill,” “Whole Lotta Loving,” and “I’m Walkin”) were among the most influential songs in the early rock and roll canon. And last weekend, Fiona Apple used her appearance on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion to pay tribute to the pop pioneer.

Apple covers Domino’s beloved “Ain’t That A Shame” with host Chris Thile at 1:32:06; take a listen here.

Per Pitchfork, you can also hear Apple perform her The Idler Wheel track “Werewolf” at 20:14, her When the Pawn lead-off single “Fast As You Can” at 1:26:04, and The Idler Wheel’s only single, “Every Single Night,” at 1:55:00. But frankly, considering that she shares the show with Nick Offerman, Robert Finley, Hillary Hahn, and Black Keys guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach, you may as well listen to the whole thing.