DOMINO'S, THE : It Don't Mean A Thing
The Domino's were born in Belgium 1989 as a Rockabilly trio led by Patrick Ouchene; singer and guitarist and they were soon asked to record a full album for the famous Dutch Rockhouse label.
The sessions had very special guests like Dani Klein, singer of the very popular Vaya Con Dios band who would sing a duet with Patrick, Bernard Van Crayenest on violin and saxophone and Marc de Meersman (Vaya Con Dios original drummer).
The experience pushes Patrick to move from Rockabilly to a wider range of styles from his personal taste like Swing, Western Swing, Hillbilly and Rhythm and Blues and the line up changes when Jack Fire (The Wild Ones ) joins them on double bass and Kasper Devos on lead guitar to record a new album "Minor Things" meaning major change in Rock n Roll music as the whole roots music palette would be present, even a french song "Je Suis Swing" would become a national hit in France and Belgium.
At this point the band's influences consist mainly in Fats Waller, Johnny Horton, Merle Travis, Ray Charles and the Rockabilly stars of the 50's and they play hundreds of Jazz, Blues and mainstream festivals all over Europe sharing the stages with big names like The Blues brother Band, Paul Weller , Charles Aznavour and appear on countless of tv and radio shows.
After 10 exhausting years of playing permanently they decided to stop and Patrick Ouchene returned to his original passion; Rockabilly and Hillbilly music and started the famous band Runnin' Wild.
01. It Dont Mean A Thing
02. I Cant Be Satisfied
03. Flyin To The Station Gate
04. Minor Swing
05. The Messaround
06. The Train With A Rhumba Beat
07. Cuckoo Girl
08. Trapped In A Web Of Love
09. Cannonball Rag
10. It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
11. Why Dont You
12. Je Suis Swing
14. Everybody Said
15. Rhythm In My Bones