DR. JOHN <br> Dr. John and His New Orleans Congregation  <br> (Still Sealed) 1975 (Ace Records - Out of Print)

Condition: STILL SEALED!!

Out of Print and Not Available as CD.

This great compilation, released on Johnny Vincent's legendary Ace Records label in 1975, chronicles the good doctor's early work in the 1950s & 60s with the Ace label as a performer, songwriter, and producer under his real name, Mac Rebennack. Although Dr. John is not always the featured performer on these tracks, his presence and musical stamp is consistently present. A great collection for the Dr. John completist. All tracks were recorded at Cosimo's Studio in New Orleans.

From the All Music Guide:
Although he didn't become widely known until the 1970s, Dr. John had been active in the music industry since the late '50s, when the teenager was still known as Mac Rebennack. A formidable boogie and blues pianist with a lovable growl of a voice, his most enduring achievements have fused New Orleans R&B, rock, and Mardi Gras craziness to come up with his own brand of "voodoo" music. He's also quite accomplished and enjoyable when sticking to purely traditional forms of blues and R&B. On record, he veers between the two approaches, making for an inconsistent and frequently frustrating legacy that often makes the listener feel as if the "Night Tripper" (as he's nicknamed himself) has been underachieving. In the late '50s, Rebennack gained prominence in the New Orleans R&B scene as a session keyboardist and guitarist, contributing to records by Professor Longhair, Frankie Ford, and Joe Tex. He also did some overlooked singles of his own, and by the 1960s had expanded into production and arranging. After a gun accident damaged his hand in the early '60s, he gave up the guitar to concentrate on keyboards exclusively. Skirting trouble with the law and drugs, he left the increasingly unwelcome environs of New Orleans in the mid-'60s for Los Angeles, where he found session work with the help of fellow New Orleans expatriate Harold Battiste. Rebennack renamed himself Dr. John, The Night Tripper when he recorded his first album, Gris-Gris.

The tracks are:
1. New Orleans
2. Storm Warning
3. They Gonna Do What They Wanna Do
4. Morgus The Magnificent
5. Bad Neighborhood
6. It Ain't No Use
7. Down The Road
8. Little Baby Face Thing
9. Let the Good Times Roll (Darlin Honey Angel Child)
10. Chick-A Wa Wa
11. You Keep Draggin' Me On
12. Rock
13. Roll On

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