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Dr. John - Babylon
Dr. John
Babylon
LP | 1969 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
30,99 €*
Release:1969 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
After years of Wrecking Crew-grade session musicianship around Los Angeles, Malcolm John Rebbenack carved his own niche
by the late 1960s with a distinct blend of psychedelic rock, boogie-woogie, and rhythm & blues. Taking the stage name Dr. John,
The Night Tripper (later shortened to Dr. John), he developed a cult following with his music, heavily influenced by his home of
New Orleans, and fascination with the voodoo religion, which was reflected in his elaborate stage shows. In 1968 he released his
debut record Gris-Gris, which was not a commercial hit, but fascinated critics, and set him on an artistic path that would
eventually lead to major mainstream success in the 1970s, and cement his reputation as a prominent curator and performer
of the New Orleans sound.
After Gris-Gris’ release, Dr. John found himself in a strange and awkward position. The US was deep into the Vietnam War,
and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy were fresh in the public memory. On top of that, Dr. John
was being pursued by various Los Angeles authorities for a handful of criminal offenses. It was, in his own words: "a heavy
time for me."
Much like Sly & The Family Stone's There's A Riot Goin' On, Dr. John's sophomore album Babylon would be a reflection of the
chaotic and tumultuous time that he was living in. He and the band dove deeper into the voodoo-inflected psychedelic rock and
R&B of Gris-Gris, while touching upon elements of free jazz and Captain Beefheart-style avant garde. As with his debut record,
production was handled by the legendary Harold Battiste, and much of the same session personnel who performed on it returned
for Babylon, including Plas Johnson on saxophone, Alvin Robinson on guitar, and backing vocals from Jessie Hill, Shirley
Goodman, and Tami Lynn.
Babylon stands out as one of Dr. John's most overtly political albums, and is a singularly murky and darkly entrancing record in
his discography. A psychedelic swamp of apocalyptic lyrical content, drunk, disorienting experimentation, and a fascinating entry
into Dr. John's catalogue well-worthy of his expansive legacy. Get On Down is all too eager to reissue this uniquely trippy record,
housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket, and featuring fully remastered audio.
Dr. John - Sun, Moon & Herbs
Dr. John
Sun, Moon & Herbs
LP | 1971 | UK | Reissue (Speakers Corner)
29,99 €*
Release:1971 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
"The Sun, Moon & Herbs" - Dr. John (voc, p, org, vib, perc); Tommy Ferrone, Eric Clapton (g); Bobby Keys (sax); Ed Hoerner, Jim Price (tp); Ken Terroade (fl); Walter Davis (p); Ronnie Barron (org); Jesse Boyce (b); John Boudreaux (dr); The Memphis Horns & backing vocals; a.o.
"The Sun, Moon & Herbs" was originally conceived as a triple album, but it was fragmented, stripped down and put together again to form the present single-disc LP. And although Dr. John never liked this version much, it is proof of the theory 'less is more'. None of the seven tracks are suitable for broadcasting on the radio and the spells that Dr. John and his companions weave are dark and swampy. "Black John The Conqueror" has its origins in ancient Cajun folklore, which the good Dr. modernised and gave a beat. The swampy "Craney Crow" is the younger sibling of his earlier "Walk On Guilded Splinters" and has a similar effect on the listener. "Pots On Fiyo (Filé Gumbo)" combines Latin-American rhythms with a wealth of Cajun chants and spells. The vocals are almost unfathomable and serve rather more as an additional musical instrument in the mix. "Zu Zu Zu Mamou" is so tightly knitted that one can almost cut through the music with a knife; the mood here takes on a quite different meaning. "The Sun, Moon & Herbs" is best heard on a hot sultry night where thunder rolls in the distance like jungle drums. Dr. John certainly had something specific in mind, but it is up to the listener to find out just what it was.
Dr. John - Babylon
Dr. John
Babylon
LP | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Music On Vinyl)
21,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Babylon is the second album by the American singersongwriter
Dr. John, who also contributed to thousands of
other musicians recordings. Just shortly after the groundbreaking
debut album Gris-Gris he created another
wonderful record, full of his voodoo psychedelia and
mysterious R&B melodies. It’s haunting and freaky, but
also an attempt by the band to say something about the
times during which this album was recorded. The Vietnam
war and the assassinations of Bobby Kennedy and Martin
Luther King, Jr. all had an impact on the unusual musical
time signatures and the lyrics about the end of the world. Dr.
John passed away on June 6, 2019, due to a heart attack,
8 years before he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame.
Dr. John - Dr. John's Gumbo 200g Vinyl Edition
Dr. John
Dr. John's Gumbo 200g Vinyl Edition
LP | 1972 | US | Reissue (Acoustic Sounds)
45,99 €*
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
"Dr. John's Gumbo" is the fifth album by New Orleans singer and pianist Dr. John, a tribute to the music of his native city. The album is a collection of covers of New Orleans classics, played by a major figure in the city's music.
"Dr John's Gumbo" was released in 1972 and is in many ways a tribute by Dr. John, aka the Night Tripper, to his hometown New Orleans. It features excellent interpretations of New Orleans traditionals ("Iko Iko", "Tipitina", "Junko Partner" and "Stack-O-Lee") and contemporary R&B written or played by the likes of Huey Piano Smith ("Blow Wind Blow" and "Huey Smith Medley") Earl King and Earl Gaines ("Big Chief", "Let The Good Times Roll" and "Lonely Lonely Nights").
Dr. John delivers a strong set of infectious songs drenched in good vibes and spiced with a pinch of voodoo. His eccentric (stage) appearance adds unique color to his stature as master of the ivories and as an entertainer.
This great album receives the full Analogue Productions reissue treatment here, starting with Kevin Gray's remaster from the original analogue tapes. Then we back that up with 200-gram plating and pressing on super-silent vinyl by our own Quality Record Pressings. Finally it's all housed in a tip-on gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing. Deluxe all the way; you'll be estatic with the results!
Dr. John - In The Right Place
Dr. John - Ske Dat De Dat
Dr. John - Dr. John's Gumbo Limited Numbered Turquoise Edition
Dr. John
Dr. John's Gumbo Limited Numbered Turquoise Edition
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Music On Vinyl)
24,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
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The fifth album by Dr. John, aka The Night Tripper, is also heralded as his richest album to date. Dr John’s Gumbo was released in 1972 and is in many ways a tribute to his hometown New Orleans. It features excellent interpretations of New Orleans traditionals (“Iko Iko”, “Tipitina”, “Junko Partner” and “Stack-OLee”) and contemporary R&B written or played by the likes of Huey Piano Smith (“Blow Wind Blow” and “Huey Smith Medley”) Earl King and Earl Gaines (“Big Chief”, “Let The Good Times Roll” and “Lonely Lonely Nights”). Dr. John delivers a strong set of infectious songs drenched in good vibes and spiced with a pinch of voodoo. His eccentric (stage) appearance added unique colour to his stature as master of the ivories and entertainer pur sang. Available as a limited edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on turquoise marbled coloured vinyl. The package includes an insert.
Dr. John - Voodoo Hex
Dr. John - Gris Gris Colored Vinyl Edition
Dr. John - Gris Gris
Dr. John
Gris Gris
LP | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Speakers Corner)
28,99 €*
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
His grandmother is purported to have transported objects using her spiritual powers and it is said that she sometimes floated through the room. Her grandson Malcolm Rebenneck was fully aware of his unique features when he appeared under the name of Dr. John, a voodoo healer in the 19th century, and was the first person to transcend from pitch-black spheres to psychedelic music as its high priest, so to speak.
In the seven magical musical numbers of "Gris-gris", the root doctor conjures up a potent mixture of creole melodies, primeval heathen sounds, a pinch of mardi-gras and New Orleans jazz and even undreamt-of sounds. "Gumbo Ya Ya", a dragging procession with archaic sing-song, shows that suggestive Afro sounds are what rule in this album. And to play with them, to soften them here and there, or to enhance them with dance-like expression and voices from afar ("Danse Fambeaux") is all part of the programme in this collection of artistic treasures. In between raspy sounds there are flattering, intimate tones such as the springy, gentle and forward-looking "Croker Courtbullion".
The equation Witchcraft = Masterwork certainly applies to this unrivalled album, which is listed at No. 143 in the 500 Greatest Albums of all Time by the magazine Rolling Stone.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. More information under www.pure-analogue.com.
All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.

Recording: 1967 at Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles
Production: Harold Battiste
Dr. John - Anytime Anyplace
Dr. John - The Sun Moon & Herbs
Dr. John
The Sun Moon & Herbs
LP | 1971 | Reissue (Music On Vinyl)
21,99 €*
Release:1971 / Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
The Sun Moon & Herbs by Dr. John is described by Allmusic as "dark and swampy" and "best listened to on a hot, muggy night with the sound of thunder rumbling off in the distance like jungle drums".

The center-piece of the album is "Familiar Reality," a long cut based on one evil-sounding Stones-type riff. As usual, Dr. John's strength lies in his galvanizing; mesmerizing choruses. The ones on "Black John the Conqueror" and "File Gumbo" are unforgettable.
Dr. John - Creole Moon
Dr. John
Creole Moon
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Music On Vinyl)
29,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
At the end of the previous millennium, Dr. John found himself having recorded not a single album of straight up New Orleans R&B in almost a decade. He soon rectified that with Creole Moon in 2001. This personal interpretation of New Orleans contains 14 slabs of Crescent City soul soaked in the daily life in his beloved city of birth.
Dr. John - The Sun, Moon & Herbs
Dr. John
The Sun, Moon & Herbs
LP | US | Reissue (Atco)
22,99 €*
Release:US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
- "Familiar Reality - Opening" sampled by Buck 65 for "Driftwood"
Dr. John - The Sun, Moon & Herbs
Dr. John
The Sun, Moon & Herbs
LP | 1971 | US | Reissue (ATCO)
27,99 €*
Release:1971 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180 gram vinyl

- "Familiar Reality - Opening" sampled by Buck 65 for "Driftwood"
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