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Off Topic => The Pub => Arts and Entertainment => Topic started by: pcolbeck on June 07, 2019, 06:34:56 am

Title: R.I.P Dr John
Post by: pcolbeck on June 07, 2019, 06:34:56 am
Mac Rebennack has died of a heart attack aged 77. A New Orleans legend.
Saw him on tour once and he was brilliant.

Here he is with another New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint on Mac's seminal LP "In the Right Place"

Dr John - Such a night:
https://youtu.be/cb8E20-ZYW4

I've had that LP on vinyl for over thirty years. Time flies.
Title: Re: R.I.P Dr John
Post by: IanDG on June 07, 2019, 06:39:37 am
Posted same within a minute (copied my post here and deleted)

Pianist and singer Dr John of heart attack died at age of 77 (https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_a962e500-8877-11e9-991d-2f4782c02ae0.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR3xiU3iN_Ju_QH9gaD1BvMjCDxdV_EY_Qjhks0yI3BSsWGNVMvsxfgqsPU)
Title: Re: R.I.P Dr John
Post by: pcolbeck on June 07, 2019, 06:52:40 am
Some swampy voodoo from 1968

Mama Roux:
https://youtu.be/3n3CShvEWWs
Title: Re: R.I.P Dr John
Post by: IanDG on June 07, 2019, 07:07:38 am
another tribute (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/dr-john-death-cause-age-songs-albums-musician-new-orleans-malcolm-rebennack-a8948071.html?fbclid=IwAR06EsTiIrpwKQuY0ahmgpyvzz7O_WqK75ITx2sJvWU_bkMCK_4N-yIGJuA)
Title: Re: R.I.P Dr John
Post by: Pingu on June 07, 2019, 08:12:52 am
Aw  :( One of the greats. Time for a blast of The Sun, the Moon and Herbs.
Title: Re: R.I.P Dr John
Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 07, 2019, 08:34:35 am
Gone to Anutha Zone :(
Title: Re: R.I.P Dr John
Post by: pumpkin on June 07, 2019, 11:20:22 am
One of a kind. His mixing of blues and New Orleans culture/voodoo/2nd line rythyms was fabulous. Great performance in The Last Waltz with The Band
Title: Re: R.I.P Dr John
Post by: Woofage on June 07, 2019, 02:46:27 pm
Had the pleasure of seeing him live once. He captured the attention of an 18 yo who normally listened to post-punk indie pop. That says something.
Title: Re: R.I.P Dr John
Post by: Steph on June 07, 2019, 08:17:44 pm
My late partner introduced me to the back catalogues of a lot of great musicians, and Dr John was one of them, along with Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen.

I bought his autobiography as a birthday present for her. Another of my memories of her cut away.
Title: Re: R.I.P Dr John
Post by: pcolbeck on June 26, 2019, 02:48:31 pm
I didnt realise until today that he played piano and sang backing vocals on some tracks on Exile on Main St including the sublime "Let it Loose".