Dr. John - The Brightest Smile In Town

Dr. John - The Brightest Smile In Town


Classic Records (DVD 24/96)



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CDAD 1017
UPC: 601704101798
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Only playable on DVD hardware. This disc is not compatible with CD hardware.

The Classic 24/96 Digital Audio Disc (DAD) is designed to be an audiophile musical reference. The process starts with the encoding of an analog signal from a live microphone feed or more commonly from an analog master tape. The highly sophisticated Analog to Digital converter (A to D) samples the analog signal 96,000 times per second (96kHz) and assigns a numerical value to each sample point. The 96kHz sampling rate is more than twice the 44,100 (44.1kHz) sampling rate used on standard CDs. The numerical value assigned at 96kHz - about every 10.4 microseconds - is stored as a 24 bit digital word. The significance of a 24 bit digital word is that there are 16.8 million different potential values for each 24 bit word! By contrast there are only 65,536 different potential values for a 16 bit word on a normal CD. The additional 8 bits on a DAD allow for over 16 million additional voltage values to represent the original analog signal. Further, 24 bit resolution offers 144 dB of dynamic range from the softest to the loudest musical note. At 144 dB of dynamic range we greatly exceed even the dynamic range available on the world's finest analog tape machines. For the first time in the history of digital audio we can provide Master Tape Sound (MTS).

Pure 24/96 gris-gris from the night tripper. In the 1980s, Mac Rebbenack (aka Dr. John) tracked two full albums for the Clean Cuts label. Brightest Smile was recorded in New York City in the fall of 1983. The second, Dr. John plays Mac Bebbenack will also be released on DAD by year's end. A new Orleans native, Rebbenack's gumbo drenched, voodoo-hoodoo from the swamp is strictly "all heart and no gimmicks" as the liner notes state.


1. Saddled The Cow
2. Boxcar Boogie
3. The Brightest Smile In Town
4. Waiting For A Train
5. Monkey Puzzle
6. Touro Infirmary
7. Medley: A Closer Walk With Thee/ Didn't He Ramble
8. Average Kind of Guy
9. Pretty Libby
10. Marie La Veau
11. Come Rain Or Come Shine
12. Suite Home For New Orleans

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