Choba B CCCP (Russian Album) artwork: Paul MccartneyWritten by: Domino, Bartholomew
Recorded: 21 July 1987
Producer: Paul McCartney

Released: 31 October 1988 (USSR), 30 September 1991 (UK), 29 October 1991 (US)

Available on:
Choba B CCCP
Tripping The Live Fantastic

Personnel

Paul McCartney: vocals, guitar
Mick Gallagher: piano, keyboards
Nick Garvey: vocals, bass guitar
Henry Spinetti: drums, percussion

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.