Paul McCartney recorded a version of Fats Domino’s ‘Ain’t That A Shame’ for his 1988 album Choba B CCCP.
The song was written by Domino and his producer Dave Bartholomew. Released as a single in 1955, it topped the US Billboard R&B chart and sold more than a million copies.
McCartney’s version was recorded on 21 July 1987, along with at least three other songs: ‘Don’t Get Around Much Anymore’, ‘Crackin’ Up’, and ‘I Wanna Cry’.
A number of cover versions were recorded by McCartney on 20 and 21 July, although he initially had no plans to issue them as an album. ‘Ain’t That A Shame’ was first released a b-side of the ‘My Brave Face’ single.
It was included on Choba B CCCP, released in the Soviet Union in 1988 and internationally three years later.
A live version from the Paul McCartney World Tour was included on the 1990 album Tripping The Live Fantastic.
‘Ain’t That A Shame’ was also recorded by John Lennon for his 1975 album Rock ‘N’ Roll.