In the mid- to late '50s, pianist Jimmy Beasley recorded some of the most faithfully Fats Domino-like music of the period for Modern Records. Beasley, unlike Domino, wasn't from New Orleans. But the resemblance to Domino on many of his tracks wasn't an accident, as much of his Modern material was recorded in Cosimo Studios in New Orleans, with famed Crescent City songwriter-arranger Dave Bartholomew's band. Beasley's material wasn't nearly as strong as Domino's, however. Too, his voice wasn't all that similar to Domino's; it was higher and clearer, yet not nearly as earthy and distinctive.