Saturday, September 15, 2007

Dr. John

In 1968 Mac Rebennack released his first album under the guise of Dr. John the Night Tripper, seeming to rise from nowhere out of the bayou swamps of New Orleans. The album - titled Gris-Gris - quickly became a cult classic for its mysterious voodoo undertones and trippy music.

Zu Zu Mamou

Flashy exotic costumes were the rage at the time.

I walk on Gilded Splinters

Big Chief

Right Place, Wrong Time


A number of Dr. John’s more recent works:

Going Back to New Orleans

Such a Night

Sugar Sweet

How Come My Dog Don’t Bark When You Come Around

Big Chief – Current Version

Mess Around

Wrong Side of the Railroad Tracks

Collaborations with other popular musicians:

With Johnny Winter – Talk to Your Daughter

With Etta James – I’d Rather go Blind

With Lou Reed – Perfect Day

With Johnny again – Love, Life & Money

With Eric Clapton – St. James Infirmary

With Rickie Lee Jones – Makin’ Whoopie

With Van Morrison – Baby, Please Don’t Go

For more on the history of Dr. John go to:

Gris-Gris Liner Notes:

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