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Interesting article on Dr John

Discussion in 'music' started by mikechadwick, Sep 23, 2022 at 4:15 PM.

  1. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

  2. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

  3. guey

    guey pfm Member

    What! He did an album with Art Blakey, how did I not know that?
     
  4. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    It's on Windham Hill, so despite the label's best efforts, not well known for jazz.
     
  5. Theo

    Theo pfm Member

    Got to see him a few times, but not in New Orleans (just missed him). He was fascinating live: you got captivated by him and his presence. Luckily I never seem to capture him on a bad day.

    Buying his albums is a bit of a crapshoot though: some are truly excellent but quite a few are mediocre at best. I’ll certainly get the posthumous one though.
     
  6. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    Can anyone recommend 10 great albums by Dr John? I haven't really listened to any past the first 8 ('68-'74) and 'Locked Down'.
     
  7. Theo

    Theo pfm Member

    ‘City Lights’ from 1978 is a great album, but a bit of a decline until ‘Going back to New Orleans’ in 91: a top album but padded out in places. His ‘Duke Elegant’ (tribute to Ellington, obvs) is a good collection with a tight band. ‘Creole Moon’ a more recent decent album.

    There are great tunes on most of his releases but if you buy the early and late period best of collections you have most bases covered.
     

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