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The Ultimate Dr. John

  • 1. Right Place, Wrong Time
    2. Such a Night
    3. Travelling Mood
    4. What Comes Around (Goes Around)
    5. Me + You = Loneliness
    6. Let's Make a Better World
    7. Iko Iko
    8. Let the Good Times Roll
    9. Junko Partner
    10. Those Lonely Nights Again
    11. Hugh Smith Medley: High Blood Pressure / Don't You Just Know It / Well I'll Be John Brown
    12. Mardi Gras Day
    13. Mama Roux
    14. I Walk on Guilded Splinters
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 27612

  • Credits

    Personnel includes: Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack (vocals, guitar, piano); David Spinozza (guitar); Gary Brown (saxophone); Allen Toussaint (keyboards, percussion); Ralph McDonald (percussion); Robbie Montgomery, Jessie Smith (background vocals).
    The Meters: Leo "Breeze" Nocentelli (guitar); Arthur "Red" Neville (organ); George "Freak Man" Porter (bass); Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste (drums).
    Producers: Allen Toussaint, Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler.
    This collection is drawn from Dr. John's years on the Atlantic label. Drawing from the albums Gris-Gris, Gumbo, Remedies, Desitively Bonnaroo, and In the Right Place it puts his early years as the band leader in perspective. It takes us from the Hoodo-Voodoo sounds of "I Walk on Guilded Splinters" and "Iko Iko," to the more polished tunes like "Such a Night." It is a good sampling of New Orleans rhythm & blues of this phase of his recorded years. His long years as a studio musician earned him the respect of the many great "sidemen" (a virtual who's who of New Orleans musicians) that he has playing with him on this album. If you don't have early Dr. John this is a necessity. He is at his best here. ~ Bob Gottlieb

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