It's interesting to see what people will include in histories of Rock 'n Roll as important early influences. It's never just one river, so trying to go back upstream can take you a lot of places. To say that "this guy influenced everyone! Fats Domino! Elvis! Little Richard! The Beatles! The Stones!..." All true, but each of those people listed had other influences, dozens of other influences, which they don't share with the others. It depends which way you hold the telescope. I was thinking of putting up Honey Dripper for the same reason.
Fats Domino is reportedly playing piano on this one, uncredited because he was under contract elsewhere and had to disguise it.