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29.9.07

Dr. John


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Dr. John - Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack - 1982 - Demon Records UK

Dr. John was always respected as a consummate pianist, but he didn't make a solo, unaccompanied piano record until 1981's Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack. The wait was well worth it. His music had always been impressive, but this is the first time that his playing had been put on full display, and it reveals that there's even more depth and intricacies to his style than previously expected. More importantly, the music simply sounds good and gritty, as he turns out a set of New Orleans R&B (comprised of both originals and classics) that is funky, swampy and real. © Thom Owens, All Music Guide

TRACKS / COMPOSERS

Side 1
Dorothy - Dr. John, Mac Rebennack
Mac's Boogie Woogie - Dr. John, Mac Rebennack
Memories of Professor Longhair - Roy Byrd
The Nearness of You - Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
Delicado - Jack Lawrence, Waldir Azevedo
Side 2
Honey Dripper - Joe Liggins
Big Mac - Dr. John, Mac Rebennack
New Island Midnight - Mac Rebennack
Saints - Mac Rebennack
Pinetop - Stuart Saunders Smith

CREDITS

Dr. John (Keyboards), Vocals),
Victor Giordano (Engineer),
Bernie Grundman (Mastering),
Matt Walters (Mastering Supervisor),
Mac Rebennack (Piano),
Mac Rebennack (Vocals),
Jack Heyrman (Producer),
Eddie Levine (Producer),
Dean Roumanis (Engineer),
Nancy Jean Anderson (Adaptation),
Ed Levine (Producer),
Michael Tearson (Liner Notes)

5 comments:

sippi said...

I used to live in New Orleans and he is an icon there. Thank you very
much.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Welcome back, sippi. You're welcome. The guy's a genius, and I can't get enough of his music. New Orleans is an amazing place. It has produced so much great music, it's incredible. Check back soon.

sippi said...

I will be more than happy to share some of his music with you. I do not share my links in public though. No offense to anyone just
feel much safer that way. I will need a place to send links once I have them uploaded. You have been very kind in sharing and your responses show dedication. Thank you.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Thank you Sippi. I understand your caution. Keep in touch. Maybe we can work something out in time.

A.O.O.F.C said...

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