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Legendary New Orleans artist Mac Rebennack Jr., aka. Dr. John, comes to glorious fruition on his new Mercernary on Blue Note. An idea from his daughter Tina, who pointed out that "Personality," a 1946 hit for Johnny Mercer, would be a perfect fit for her dad. She suggested doing a whole album of Mercer songs, a fellow Southerner, Savannah-born, a performer, and a workaholic, who either wrote the words, music or both to at least 1,500 songs, lots of them classics. Dr. John could relate.
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Dave Matthews Band covers Dr. John with Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Alpine Valley / jambands.com
Dave Matthew Band played the first of two nights at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Elkhorn, WI, on Friday night, and the group welcomed members of opening act Preservation Hall Jazz Band for a special tribute to New Orleans legend Dr. John. Near the middle of a set that featured DMB staples like "Too Much," "Warehouse," "Crush," "Dancing Nancies," "What Would You Say," "Don't Drink the Water," "Two Step"...
JamBase remembers Dr. John with 'a career of collaborations' spotify playlist
Legendary musician Dr. John passed away this week at the age of 77. Born Malcolm Rebennack in New Orleans on November 20, 1941, he personified the melting-pot nature of his native city in the eclectic sounds he made and colorful wardrobe he donned. Mac was a well-respected and prominent figure in the New Orleans music scene, formulating a cool, funky and jazzy style that became his signature. Startin...
A long time coming
It seems their story began in Tennessee: Dr. John and Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach ripped through a Superjam set at Bonnaroo 2011, the festival that owes its namesake to Dr. John's 1974 album Desitively Bonnaroo. But it was actually a long time coming, as Dan Auerbach has always been a fan of and influenced by Dr. John. Coming off of the success of Brothers, the construction...