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MushroomMan
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Dr. John recomendations....

#33506 3 years, 2 months ago
I'm going to the Vibes this year and I'm not familiar with Dr. John, a few weeks ago someone on here told me to go with his earlier stuff, was wondering if anybody has any specific album recomendations - I'll probably get 3 or 4.....
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Re: Dr. John recomendations....

#33507 3 years, 2 months ago
I like the album Mos Scocious it has a wide range of his stuff from early on.
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Re: Dr. John recomendations....

#33510 3 years, 2 months ago
Definitely check out Gris Gris and Gumbo for two early selections- great stuff. Also check out anything you can find that's live anywhere (tapes, archive, etc). I saw him just last year and he's walking a bit slow, but can sure still funk and rock it out. He's wonderful!!
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Re: Dr. John recomendations....

#33523 3 years, 2 months ago
For something newer check out "Television" from '94
I has a sit in from Anthony Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the song "Shut de Fonk Up" as well as a couple of cool covers and original songs
A solid all around effort

here's a list of Dr. Johns releases and the year they came out

Gris-Gris (1968) (Atco, SD 33-234)
Babylon (1969)
Remedies (1970) (Atco, SD 33-316)
The Sun, Moon & Herbs (1971) (Atco, SD 33-362)
Gumbo (1972)
In the Right Place (1973) (Atco, SD 7018)
Desitively Bonnaroo (1974) (Atco, SD 7043)
Hollywood Be Thy Name (1975) (UA-LA552G)
City Lights (1978)
Tango Palace (1979) (Horizon, SP-740)
Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack Vol. 1 (1981)
Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack Vol. 2 (The Brightest Smile in Town) (1983)
In a Sentimental Mood (1989)
ZuZu Man (1989) (Trip Records TLP-9518)
Goin' Back to New Orleans (1992)
Television (1994)
Afterglow (1995)
Trippin Live
Anutha Zone (1998)
Duke Elegant (2000)
Creole Moon (2001)
N'Awlinz: Dis Dat or d'Udda (2004)
Sippiana Hericane (2005)
Mercernary (2006) (Blue Note 54541)
The City That Care Forgot (2008)
Tribal (2010)
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Re: Dr. John recomendations....

#33531 3 years, 2 months ago
It is a hard call making a recommendation for Dr. John because he crosses genres so much from CD to CD. I have four of his CD's and like them all, but they are all different styles. If I had to recommend, I would go with:

Television (funky Dr. John)
Duke Elegant (Dr. John plays Duke Ellington
Creole Moon (New Orleans blues)

Have fun.

BD
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Re: Dr. John recomendations....

#33548 3 years, 2 months ago
Gris-Gris gets my vote. They should've included a voodoo doll with that one. Wish I could be at Bonnaroo as Dr. John is playing that whole album with the original Meters and Allen Toussaint. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as most of those people barely speak to one another from what I've heard.
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MushroomMan
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Re: Dr. John recomendations....

#33567 3 years, 2 months ago
thanks for the recomendations - I went with....

Gris Gris
Sun, Moon and Herbs
In the Right Place
Television
Trippin Live
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Re: Dr. John recomendations....

#33651 3 years, 2 months ago
Yeah, Right place has the Meters all over it too. Great album.
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