Dr. John - Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack





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ASUN 5658
UPC: 090771565815
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Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2


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Funky, swampy, and soulful solo piano!

Expanded 2LP edition featuring unheard Mac Rebennack from the legendary sessions!

Lacquers cut by Kevin Gray and pressed at Citizen Vinyl

Includes liner notes by original album producer Jack Heyrman!

Previously unissued, first time on vinyl!

This 1981 album features pieces Dr. John loved and learned because they were favorites, or composed as dedications. All the selections were interpreted through his uniquely expressive New Orleans, barrelhouse,
jazz-blues, rock n' roll lens. A landmark album for the jazz musician, Mac Rebennack shows his skill not only as a jazz musician, but as a major influence on the genre as a whole.

At age 40, Mac Rebennack had built a unique career as a consummate session musician, arranger, band leader,
composer, and producer, long before he had donned the Dr. John persona. His new LP, Dr. John Plays Mac
was intended to bring Mac's extraordinary genius as a pianist to the public's attention. As is so often the case, a series of serendipitous moments led to Mac's performance that night.

And though he would not speak to journalists about his two solo piano records for many years, for reasons
explained here later, most everyone in the music community considers these LPs to be among Mac's finest works.


Mac's Boogie
Memories of Professor Longhair
The Nearness of You
Honey Dripper
Honey Dripper
New Island Midnight
Deep Blues
Careless Love
Wade in the Water
Blue Bridge
Kingfish Bridge
Dance a La Negres
Dorothy (take 2)
Big Mac (alternate)
Wade in the Water (alternate)

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