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Dr. John

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: November 21, 1940    

Dr. John, or Mac Rebennack as known to friends and family, is universally celebrated as the living embodiment of the rich musical heritage exclusive to New Orleans. His very colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. A notorious gun incident forced the artist to give up the guitar and concentrate on organ and piano.

Further trouble at home sent Dr. John west in the 1960s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician, playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison and Aretha Franklin to name a few. He also launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Night Tripper. Adorned with voodoo charms and regalia, a legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album “Gris-gris,” which established his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots....
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    Ske-Dat-De-Dat The Spirit of Satch

    Concord Music Group
    2014
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    Splinter Trip Revisited (Live At Hayfield Jazz)

    Parlophone
    2012
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    Tribal

    429 Records
    2010
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    Original Album Series

    Parlophone
    2009
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    City That Care Forgot

    429 Records
    2008
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    City Lights

    Parlophone
    2008
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    Right Place, Right Time

    Skinji Brim/Hyena
    2006
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