28
Sep
09

Dr. John > Rammstein. Hands Down.

So technically this doesn’t qualify as classic rock, but it’s old so I’m writing about it. Dr. John is a musician who started in New Orleans in the 50’s. Born Mac Rebennack, he took the stage name Dr. John from a famous early 1800’s voodoo practitioner of the same name. I’d describe his style as a mix of barrelhouse piano, funk and R&B; all with a distinct New Orleans flavor. His earlier stuff also had a sort of psychedelic tinge to it. Check out his 1st album, “Gris-Gris”. If you’ve ever heard Paul Simon’s album “Graceland”, “Gris-Gris” has the same African influence, but with a lot of “Timothy Leary visits N’awlins” thrown in. Here’s Dr. John in another one of those strange old music videos:

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1 Response to “Dr. John > Rammstein. Hands Down.”


  1. 1 villabourani
    August 19, 2010 at 9:12 am

    He’s a great pianist, check out his tutorial dvd footage on youtube, some awesome playing.

    http://villabourani.wordpress.com/


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