Dr. John

Dr. John

Real Name:
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr
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Born : November 21, 1940 // New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Rebennack began playing the piano at the age of six and, as he grew up, he became strongly influenced by the style of Roy Byrd (aka Professor Longhair). He immersed himself in the music and voodoo cultures of New Orleans, where he became known as Mac Rebennack, playing the organ in strip-clubs with 'make-up' bands in the French Quarter.

However, it was as a session guitarist with John Vincent's Ace Records that gave him his first break, around1957. He worked with the New Orleans R&B session crew at Crescent City's 'Cosimo V. Matassa' studio and with an 'All For One' co-operative formed by Harold Battiste- cutting "Storm Warning" (Rex, 1957) and albums on Ace, Rex and AFO (an acronym of All For One) .

Rebennack then moved to California in 1962 with Battiste's crew, where they played on Sam Cooke's final recording session. Rebennack subsequently undertook a lot of session work around LA (appearing briefly for a "Freak Out!" album session with Zappa) and developed his 'Mardi Gras' persona of "Dr. John Creaux, The Night Tripper" with Battiste's help, assembling the "Gris-Gris" album whilst sessioning for Sonny & Cher.

His drawled and ponderous style, tinged with a husky Southern Comfort delivery, caught the mood of the moment upon the album's release in 1968 giving him the commercial freedom to explore the many facets of the Louisiana blues and Memphis funk cultures in following releases. His recordings have been supported by such alumni as Clapton, Jagger, Allen Toussaint, The Meters, Jerry Wexler and Mike Bloomfield. He had a top-ten hit with "Right Place, Wrong Time", he appeared in the Martin Scorsese film The Last Waltz (1978) and has regularly released material to date. [2009].
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Dr. John Discography

Albums

SD 33-270 Dr. John Babylon (Album) ATCO Records SD 33-270 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
SD 33-234 Dr. John, The Night Tripper* Gris-Gris (Album) ATCO Records SD 33-234 US 1968 Sell This Version
SD 33-316 Dr. John, The Night Tripper* Remedies (Album) ATCO Records SD 33-316 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
SD 33-362 Dr. John, The Night Tripper* The Sun, Moon & Herbs (Album) ATCO Records SD 33-362 US 1971 Sell This Version
SD 7006 Dr. John Dr. John's Gumbo (Album) ATCO Records SD 7006 US 1972 Sell This Version
C 32172 Mike Bloomfield / John Paul Hammond / Dr. John Mike Bloomfield / John Paul Hammond / Dr. John - Triumvirate (Album) CBS C 32172 US 1973 Sell This Version
ATC TP-7018 Dr. John In The Right Place (Album, MiniAlbum) ATCO Records ATC TP-7018 US 1972 Sell This Version
TLP-9518 Dr. John Zu Zu Man (Album) TRIP TLP-9518 US 1973 Sell This Version
ATL 40554 (U) Dr. John Mardi Gras (Album, Comp) Atlantic ATL 40554 (U) Germany 1974 Sell This Version
BRM 67001 Dr. John Anytime, Anyplace (Album) Barometer BRM 67001 US 1974 Sell This Version
SD 7043 Dr. John Desitively Bonnaroo (Album) ATCO Records SD 7043 US 1974 Sell This Version
UAS 29902 XO Dr. John Hollywood Be Thy Name (Album) United Artists Records UAS 29902 XO Germany 1975 Sell This Version
CCLP - 1037 Dr. John The Night Tripper (Album) Crazy Cajun CCLP - 1037 US 1977 Sell This Version
CCLP 1040 Dr. John MalcolM RebennecK(LP, Album) Crazy Cajun CCLP 1040 US 1977 Sell This Version
SP 732 Dr. John City Lights (Album) Horizon Records & Tapes SP 732 US 1978 Sell This Version
Testpressig Dr. John Tango Palace (Album) Horizon Records & Tapes Testpressig US 1979 Sell This Version
INT 157.007 Chris Barber And Dr. John Chris Barber And Dr. John - Take Me Back To New Orleans (Album) Black Lion Records, Black Lion Records INT 157.007 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
LAT 1131 Dr. John Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack (Album) Clean Cuts LAT 1131 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
SN 7118 Dr. John Loser For You Baby (Comp) Babylon (2), Babylon (2) SN 7118 US 1981 Sell This Version
LAT 1184 Dr. John The Brightest Smile In Town (Album) Demon Records LAT 1184 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
SPIN 107 Dr. John Such A Night! Live In London(LP, Album) Spindrift SPIN 107 UK 1984 Sell This Version
LZLVC-2 Louis-Virie Blanche, Sly & Robbie, Mikey Chung, Dr. John, James Loveless, John Lissauer, Eric Gale Louis-Virie Blanche, Sly & Robbie, Mikey Chung, Dr. John, James Loveless, John Lissauer, Eric Gale - Livin' With The Cost Of Livin'(LP) Acme Chic Society LZLVC-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
AM 1008 Duke Robillard With Dr. John, Ron Levy, Pleasure Kings* Duke Robillard With Dr. John, Ron Levy, Pleasure Kings* - You Got Me (Album) Amalthea AM 1008 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
SNTCD 1018 Chris Barber Jazz And Blues* And Dr. John Chris Barber Jazz And Blues* And Dr. John - Get Yourself To Jackson Square (Album) Sonet SNTCD 1018 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
THBL 069 Dr. John Zu Zu Man (Comp) Thunderbolt THBL 069 UK 1989 Sell This Version