Randy Newman: My Life in 15 Songs

Here's how a comic genius built one of American music's greatest catalogs

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I arranged the horns for Fats Domino when he recorded this in 1969. I wrote it for me. But when he did it, it was like him imitating me imitating him. He's one of my Top Five artists of all time. Maybe the reason I love Fats so much is because I heard people talk that way in New Orleans. And it's easy music to like. My natural mode of expression is the shuffle. Dr. John can play my stuff great.

"Have You Seen My Baby"

I arranged the horns for Fats Domino when he recorded this in 1969. I wrote it for me. But when he did it, it was like him imitating me imitating him. He's one of my Top Five artists of all time. Maybe the reason I love Fats so much is because I heard people talk that way in New Orleans. And it's easy music to like. My natural mode of expression is the shuffle. Dr. John can play my stuff great. 

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