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The Mojo Of Dr. John

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The Mojo Of Dr. John
The Mojo Of Dr. John


2 CD 2019 Release featuring Dr. John's early singles pre-Atlantic Records and live concert recordings previously unreleased in North American and Japan. This new retrospective includes rarities from the Rex, Ace, Crazy Cajun labels, and rare live band and solo performances of Dr. John's greatest hits. Dr. John's music is stamped with the rhythms and traditions of the Crescent City, and he has spent a career that now spans more than half a century championing its music. Born Malcolm John 'Mac' Rebennack, he learned piano and guitar as a child. As a child growing up in the 1940s, he was steeped in the music of the city. 'It was a special time in New Orleans,' he told USA Today's Edna Gunderson. 'The radio stations played basically New Orleans music, and I thought that was what the whole world heard.' As a musician, he was schooled by local legends like Walter 'Papoose' Nelson (Professor Longhair's guitarist), guitarist Roy Montrell, keyboardist James Booker and Cosimo Matassa (whose J&M Studio was the hub of the city's recording scene). Rebennack became one of the first white session men on the local scene. Working in L.A. with producer Harold Battiste, a fellow Crescent City expatriate, he created the character of Dr. John the Night Tripper, a voodoo sorcerer and healer. His first album, Gris-Gris, masterfully evoked the mystical spirit of back-alley voodoo in a musical setting of otherworldly 'N'Awlins' swamp funk. It meshed perfectly with the age of psychedelia in which it was released. Such cuts as 'I Walk on Gilded Splinters' evoked a late-night, back-streets netherworld of ritual and mystery. Until his untimely passing on June 6th of this year, Dr. John continued to keep the Crescent City's musical heritage alive.


  1. Name
  2. Foolish Little Girl
  3. Good Times
  4. Sahara
  5. Feedbag
  6. South Of The Border Town
  7. The Honeydripper Part 2
  8. Storm Warning (Long Version)
  9. The Time Had Come
  10. Woman
  11. Woman
  12. Which Way
  13. A Little Closer To My Home
  14. Make Your Own
  15. You Said It
  16. Bring Your Own Along
  17. Somebody Tryin' To Hoodoo Me
  18. Don' Want No Monkey In My Business
  19. I Pulled The Cover Off
  20. You Two Lovers
  21. Shining As Hard As I Can (Dying In The Forest)
  22. Trader John
  23. Zuzu Man
  24. Tipitina
  25. Woman Is The Root Of All Evil
  26. Bald Head
  27. The Ear Is On Strike
  28. Go Ahead On
  29. Got Lonesome-itis
  30. Such A Night (Live)
  31. Walk On Guilded Splinters (Live)
  32. Goin' Back To New Orleans (Live)
  33. Tipitina (Live)
  34. I've Been Hoodooed (Live)
  35. Right Place Wrong Time
  36. Let The Good Times Roll (Live)
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