Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019), better known by his stage name Dr. John, was an American singer and songwriter. His music combined blues, pop, jazz, boogie-woogie, and rock and roll. Active as a session musician from the late 1950s until his death, he gained a following in the late 1960s after the release of his album Gris-Gris and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
2. Looser for You Baby. 3. The Ear Is on Strike. 4. A Little Closer to My Home. 6. The Time Had Come. 7. Woman Is the Root of All Evil. 9. Cat and Mouse Game.
Mac Rebennack, the pianist, singer, songwriter and producer better known as Dr. John, who embodied the New Orleans sound for generations of music fans, died on Thursday. He was 77. A family statement released by his publicist said the cause was a heart attack. The statement did not say where he died. He had been living in recent years on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, La. Mr. Rebennack belonged to the pantheon of New Orleans keyboard wizards that includes Professor Longhair, James Booker, Huey (Piano) Smith and Fats Domino
Th Early Times of Dr. John.
John, the Hall of Fame musician who fused fused funk with R&B and boogie woogie, died at the age of 77. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images. Rebennack began putting out his own records in 1968 with the release of his debut album Gris-Gris. He quickly grew a large following, introducing much of America to New Orleans music. As a teenager, Dr. John had played in bands, wrote songs for local acts like Lloyd Price and Jerry Byrne and worked an A&R job at Ace Records. His life and music took a fateful turn when, in 1960, he broke up a fight and his left index finger was hit by a bullet.
Other productions from Dr.
The first Dr. John album, ‘Gris Gris’ in 1968, mixed jazzy R&B tunes with Blues growling, weird chanting, floating wind instruments and Dr. John’s trademark use of Afro-cuban rhythms. This intoxicating brew was repeated on three more albums with some funk thrown in. The next record, ‘Gumbo’ in 1972 was full of New Orleans R&B standards and yielded a Billboard Top 40 hit with ‘Iko, Iko’. Dr. John Discography. From the early ‘Night Tripper’ material, through the big hits with The Meters and some unusual classics, this is a fascinating overview. The very best of dr. Another Grammy came in 2008 for ‘The City that Care Forgot’, the culmination of Dr. John’s tireless campaigning on behalf of the victims of Katrina. Perhaps as a reward, Dr. John was made King of the ‘Krewe de Vieux’ for the 2010 Mardi Gras. He died of a heart attack on the morning of June 6th 2019.
Television is a studio album by New Orleans R&B artist Dr. All tracks composed by Mac Rebennack; except where indicated. Shadows" (Mac Rebennack, Doc Pomus) – 4:03. Shut D Fonk Up" (Mac Rebennack, Anthony Kiedis) – 5:10. Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again)" (Sylvester Stewart) – 4:03. Spaceship Relationship" – 4:05.
CreditsDr. John - Primary Artist
|1||In the Night||Dr. John||2:48|
|2||Looser for You Baby||Dr. John||3:08|
|3||The Ear Is on Strike||Dr. John||2:24|
|4||A Little Closer to My Home||Dr. John||3:14|
|5||Go Ahead||Dr. John||2:46|
|6||The Time Had Come||Dr. John||3:46|
|7||Woman Is the Root of All Evil||Dr. John||2:10|
|8||One Night Late||Dr. John||2:19|
|9||Cat and Mouse Game||Dr. John||2:46|
|10||Bald Headed||Dr. John||2:33|
|11||What Goes Around Comes Around||Dr. John||2:59|
|12||Zu Zu Man||Dr. John||3:22|
|14||Shoo Ra||Dr. John||4:15|