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Dr. John

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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The Atco/Atlantic Singles 1968-1974
The Atco/Atlantic...
Omnivore Recordings
2016
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Ske-Dat-De-Dat The Spirit of Satch
Ske-Dat-De-Dat The...
Concord Music Group
2014
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Splinter Trip...
Parlophone
2012
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Tribal
Tribal
429 Records
2010
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Original Album Series
Parlophone
2009
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City That Care Forgot
City That Care Forgot
429 Records
2008
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