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Rolling Stone (6/2/94, p.72) - 3 1/2 Stars - Good Plus - "...he again proves himself Professor Longhair's wittiest piano heir..."35.56113

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Rolling Stone (p.75) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'You Might Be Surprised' is a grand Fifties-style ballad infused with rich Ellington-esque horns and gallows humor....It's a bittersweet dispatch from just above the waterline."JazzTimes (pp.60-61) - "CITY THAT CARE FORGOT is at once the most fervent, acerbic, livid music Mac Rebennack has ever made; the most eloquent and probably the funkiest, too."Q (Magazine) (p.135) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Full of righteous anger....CITY THAT CARE FORGOT is the liveliest, funkiest Dr. John album in a long, long time."Blender (Magazine) (p.84) - "In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, superdelectable New Orleans piano master Dr. John got something bigger than religion. He got sincerity..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Music rarely gets as heartbreaking as 'My People Need A Second Line,' which brilliantly ups gear midway to a glorious and defiant marching band blowout."28.7662

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Rolling Stone - 3 Stars - GoodDown Beat (10/89, pp.30-31) - "...One of the nicest things about this swing through Memory Lane is the way old Mac Rebennack...isn't so respectful of any traditions that he's afraid to slop 'em around, then put his own...stamp on them....Good-natured fun..."CD Buyer's Guide - wonderfully bluesy piano & likably gruff vocals28.44891

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Q (8/95, p.139) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...both dazzles as a cultural document and makes one want to splash out on the parent albums..."24.89279

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Q (8/95, p.139) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...both dazzles as a cultural document and makes one want to splash out on the parent albums..."24.89279

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Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "Dr. John still makes mystique-dripping grooves sound easy..." -- Grade: B+Living Blues (p.48) - "Malcolm Rebbenack alternates between the political and personal on his latest release."Mojo (Publisher) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The physician of phonk is ably flanked by his touring band, with guest contributions from slide wiz Derek Trucks and sax fiend Donald Harrison."Uncut (magazine) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The opener, 'Feel Good Music', summons the Night Tripper from the swamps, and the title track has a Mardi Gras chief calling up spirits."21.63582

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Down Beat (p.75) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] bluesy hoodoo sounds conjured up by bayou freak flag-waver Malcolm 'Papi Mali' Welbourne on vocals..."Dirty Linen (p.54) - "[Papa Mali] conjures memories of a Night Tripper-era Dr. John, but in scarier, epic proportions given the deep-fried, fat, funky sound..."0.3739299

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Q (Magazine) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "From fatback funk to Dr John-styled voodoo mutterings, romping Chicago blues workouts and much, much more, plenty of bases are covered..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5-- "Few vets of the '60s roots revival embody authenticity and experimentation as genuinely as Taj."0.3739299

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Entertainment Weekly (3/26/99, pp.82-83) - "...on CENTRAL RESERVATION Orton's vocals are consistantly stunning..." Rating A-"CMJ (1/10/00, p.23) - Included in CMJ's "Triple A '99 Top 5" - "...even her quietest moments are packed with powerful emotion and bluesy jazz inflections....she leaves no doubt that the core of her appeal is her songwriting."Mojo (Publisher) (03/99, p.88) - "...Ms. Orton seduces you with a beautifully organic, richly textured collection of songs top stimulate both the head and the heart..."NME (Magazine) (4/3/99, p.41) - "...Parodoxically, working with her heros (Dr. John, Terry Callier) has not left her in the shadows; but allowed her to shine."0.2991439

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Rolling Stone (p.63) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Full of muscled, vintage R&B grooves, fevered soloing, psychedelic arrangements and oracular mumbo jumbo, it's the wildest record Rebennack has made in many years."Entertainment Weekly (p.72) - "[T]here's no denying the vintage voodoo -- or the palpable disgust -- the Doctor summons with DAn Auerbach of the Black Keys..." -- Grade: A-Magnet (p.54) - "The result is sharp and well-recorded....The urgent grooves on 'Getaway,' with its psychedelic flourishes, will sound good on the radio..."Billboard (p.36) - "'Eleggua' overlaps Curtis Mayfield, gris-gris funk and a sweet soul hook; and 'You Lie' offers a taste of what Dr. John would sound like if the Black Keys and Morphine joined forces to back him."Q (Magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It still oozes that very specific, seamy Dr John funk throughout, from the brilliantly delirious title track through to his pitch black state-of-the nation address in 'Ice Age'..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he night tripping grooves are tight, cosmically inclined, and brewed with a real soulfulness."Uncut (magazine) (p.62) - "Throughout, Weissenfeldt's beats are savage. The horn accents are sharp and soulful."0.2644083

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Rolling Stone (p.63) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Full of muscled, vintage R&B grooves, fevered soloing, psychedelic arrangements and oracular mumbo jumbo, it's the wildest record Rebennack has made in many years."Entertainment Weekly (p.72) - "[T]here's no denying the vintage voodoo -- or the palpable disgust -- the Doctor summons with DAn Auerbach of the Black Keys..." -- Grade: A-Magnet (p.54) - "The result is sharp and well-recorded....The urgent grooves on 'Getaway,' with its psychedelic flourishes, will sound good on the radio..."Billboard (p.36) - "'Eleggua' overlaps Curtis Mayfield, gris-gris funk and a sweet soul hook; and 'You Lie' offers a taste of what Dr. John would sound like if the Black Keys and Morphine joined forces to back him."Q (Magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It still oozes that very specific, seamy Dr John funk throughout, from the brilliantly delirious title track through to his pitch black state-of-the nation address in 'Ice Age'..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he night tripping grooves are tight, cosmically inclined, and brewed with a real soulfulness."Uncut (magazine) (p.62) - "Throughout, Weissenfeldt's beats are savage. The horn accents are sharp and soulful."0.2644083

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Q (p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "MERCERNARY makes a warm an affectionate tribute that has the good Doctor completely remodelling hoary old chestnuts...in his inimitable Crescent City fashion."Down Beat (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Mercer's deft juxtaposition of the silly and sublime is highly conducive to New Orleans creativity, and Rebennack makes the most of it, emphatically accentuating the eccentricity..."Dirty Linen (p.54) - "Dr. John sticks to gritty, gumbo-style arrangements that will convince you that Mercer co-wrote 'Blues in the Night' and 'Moon River' in New Orleans."Living Blues (p.55) - "[Several] outings funkify the originals with the kind of audacious irreverence that will delight the open-minded....As usual the musicianship is flawless."0.2617509

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Rolling Stone (9/17/92, p.96) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...the music of Dr. John has never strayed far from its roots. And those roots have never been more joyously, bawdily or playfully celebrated than they are on this album..."Q (9/92, p.71) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "..serves as a tour d'horizon of the music of the Crescent City, its don't-rush-me vocals, with-you-in-a-minute rhythms and all-pervading swing.."Down Beat (9/92, p.34) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...the culmination of Mac Rebennack's career to date....evokes Wynton, with high-stepping horn charts and a retro repertoire that goes back to Buddy Bolden and beyond..."0.2617509

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Rolling Stone (9/17/92, p.96) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...the music of Dr. John has never strayed far from its roots. And those roots have never been more joyously, bawdily or playfully celebrated than they are on this album..."Q (9/92, p.71) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "..serves as a tour d'horizon of the music of the Crescent City, its don't-rush-me vocals, with-you-in-a-minute rhythms and all-pervading swing.."Down Beat (9/92, p.34) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...the culmination of Mac Rebennack's career to date....evokes Wynton, with high-stepping horn charts and a retro repertoire that goes back to Buddy Bolden and beyond..."0.2617509

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Rolling Stone (p.88) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] set of understated piano-based songs by Crescent City's long-reigning queen of soul....Thomas' versions of these stark, powerful tunes help SIMPLY GRAND live up to its title."Down Beat (p.81) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "She holds one's attention with sophisticated presentations of emotion..."Dirty Linen (p.50) - "SIMPLY GRAND celebrates the Crescent City's legacy of great piano players, with Thomas accompanied on each track by a different pianist."Billboard (p.41) - "[Her voice] is a rare blend of smooth simplicity and heart-cracking emotion....Randy Newman's 'I Think It's Going to Rain Today' closes the set with a bittersweet touch."Paste (magazine) (p.57) - "There's delicate jazz with Ellis Marsalis, punchy funk with Dr. John, ornate wizardry with Tom McDermott and sophisticated beauty with Randy Newman, all held together by a singer who lands straight in the heart of every song."0.2243579

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Living Blues (Jan/Feb 93, p.58) - "...by no means a depressing experience ....this collection's charitable goal is only one worthwhile reason to check it out..."0.1766027

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CMJ (4/30/01, p.25) - "...His interpretations have a horn-heavy, modern-day, post-bop feel with a bit more swing....Payton touches on different elements of New Orleans jazz like second line, mambo, R&B, swing and ragtime..."Down Beat (1/02, p.49) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A mature, modern beauty of an Armstrong trib..."Vibe (6/01, p.154) - 4 discs out of 5 - "...A modern interpretation of 13 Louis Armstrong classics....Like Armstrong in his heyday, Payton boasts the most recognizable tone of any living trumpeter and, in spirit, approaches music with the same creative ingenuity that made Armstrong famous..."0.1766027

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Rolling Stone (p.78) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Mika's faith in the campy excess of Freddie Mercury/Elton John-style pomp pop is bracing."Spin (p.82) - "[H]e rewrites the hooks from your parents' favorite Bon Jovi/Belinda Carlisle hit into earnest proclamations of teenage eccentricity..."Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "[I]t's a Technicolor pop explosion designed for throwing your jazz hands into the air." -- Grade: ABillboard (p.53) - "[T]his Beirut-born singer comes back strong with another set of over-the-top anthems that proves no one's more entitled to inherit Freddie Mercury's glam-god crown."Q (Magazine) (pp.106-107) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is a bold, daring and vibrant album....He is undoubtedly a star of the old school -- and a rare one at that."0.1560962

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Rolling Stone (9/28/00, p.58) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Unforced and natural...emotionally rich, musically savory and languidly blue....a sagebrush poet's autumnal meditation on faded love and the wages of the sporting life..."Spin (11/00, p.208) - 7 out of 10 - "...The first blues record of his career....he lays in the cut like he's been singing this music for years....he burns the melody down to ashes, never letting a howl do what a moan can do better."Q (1/01, p.113) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...A sterling showcase for Nelson's bluesier side..."CMJ (10/2/00, p.25) - "...The warmth of his laid-back personality is injected into every moment of MILK COW....a mellow, rainy-day record..."No Depression (11-12/00, pp.110-3) - "...A tribute to his Zen Mastery of the music....Willie sounds very much at home..."Mojo (Publisher) (11/00, p.101) - "...He's in fine voice, as are some of the gang of celebrity guests..."0.1545273

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"...An outstanding rock documentary....The film is a series of highlights....Tight and exciting...It fits together beautifully..." Variety "...A dazzling array of talent on display here..." New York Times "...A revealing document..." Chicago Sun-Times "...The first rock-concert film shot in 35mm....It's a RAGING BULL knockout job supervised by Scorsese and Band guitarist Robbie Robertson..." USA Today "...Some of the best musical performances ever caught on film..." Entertainment Weekly "...The film boasts kinetic, crisply lighted camerawork and foot-of-the-stage sound..." Rolling Stone0.132452

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