Dr. John

Real Name:
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr
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Malcolm John Rebennack (born November 20, 1941, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA – died June 6, 2019), better known by his stage name Dr. John, was an American singer and songwriter. His music combines blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and rock and roll.

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, around 1957. 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 Frank 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", and he appeared in the Martin Scorsese film The Last Waltz (1978).
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SD 33-234 Dr. John - Gris-Gris album art Dr. John, The Night Tripper Dr. John, The Night Tripper - Gris-Gris (Album) ATCO Records SD 33-234 US 1968 Sell This Version
SD 33 270 Dr. John - Babylon album art Dr. John Babylon (Album) ATCO Records SD 33 270 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
ATCO-SD 33-316, SD 33-316 Dr. John - Remedies album art Dr. John, The Night Tripper* Remedies (Album) ATCO Records ATCO-SD 33-316, SD 33-316 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
SD 33-362 Dr. John - The Sun, Moon & Herbs album art 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 art Dr. John Dr. John's Gumbo (Album) ATCO Records SD 7006 US 1972 Sell This Version
FAB-1022 Dr. John - Zu Zu Man album art Dr. John Zu Zu Man (Album) TRIP FAB-1022 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
SD 7018 Dr. John - In The Right Place album art Dr. John In The Right Place (Album) ATCO Records SD 7018 US 1973 Sell This Version
SBP 234347 Dr. John - Triumvirate album art Mike Bloomfield, John Paul Hammond, Dr. John Mike Bloomfield, John Paul Hammond, Dr. John - Triumvirate (Album) Columbia SBP 234347 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
K 50035 Dr. John - Desitively Bonnaroo album art Dr. John Desitively Bonnaroo (Album) ATCO Records K 50035 UK 1974 Sell This Version
BRM 67001 Dr. John - Anytime, Anyplace album art Dr. John Anytime, Anyplace (Album) Barometer BRM 67001 US 1974 Sell This Version
RL-48-4 Dr. John - Desitively Bonnaroo / Unconditionally Guaranteed album art Dr. John / Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Dr. John / Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Desitively Bonnaroo / Unconditionally Guaranteed(LP, Transcription) AFRTS RL-48-4 US 1974 Sell This Version
UAS 29902 Dr. John - Hollywood Be Thy Name album art Dr. John Hollywood Be Thy Name (Album) United Artists Records UAS 29902 France 1975 Sell This Version
CCLP-1037 Dr. John - The Night Tripper album art Dr. John The Night Tripper (Album) Crazy Cajun CCLP-1037 US 1977 Sell This Version
CCLP 1040 Dr. John - MalcolM RebennecK album art Dr. John MalcolM RebennecK(LP, Album) Crazy Cajun CCLP 1040 US 1977 Sell This Version
L 36731, L36731 Dr. John - City Lights album art Dr. John City Lights (Album) Horizon (3) L 36731, L36731 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
L 37081 Dr. John - Tango Palace album art Dr. John Tango Palace (Album) Horizon (3) L 37081 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
LAT 1131 Dr. John - Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack album art Dr. John Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack (Album) Clean Cuts LAT 1131 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
BLM 61002 Dr. John - Take Me Back To New Orleans album art Chris Barber And Dr. John Chris Barber And Dr. John - Take Me Back To New Orleans (Album) Black Lion Records, Black Lion Records BLM 61002 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
ZL 37617 Dr. John - The Other Side Of Town album art Chuck E. Weiss Featuring Rickie Lee Jones & Dr. John Chuck E. Weiss Featuring Rickie Lee Jones & Dr. John - The Other Side Of Town(LP, Album) Overcat ZL 37617 France 1982 Sell This Version
CC 707 Dr. John - The Brightest Smile In Town album art Dr. John The Brightest Smile In Town (Album) Demon Records CC 707 US 1983 Sell This Version
SPIN 107 Dr. John - Such A Night! Live In London album art Dr. John Such A Night! Live In London (Album) Spindrift Records (2) SPIN 107 UK 1984 Sell This Version
none Dr. John - Teaches New Orleans Piano And The Roots Of Rock - Lesson Five album art Dr. John Teaches New Orleans Piano And The Roots Of Rock - Lesson Five(Cass, Album) Homespun Tapes Ltd. none US 1984 Sell This Version
none Dr. John - Teaches New Orleans Piano And The Roots Of Rock - Lesson Two album art Dr. John Teaches New Orleans Piano And The Roots Of Rock - Lesson Two(Cass, Album) Homespun Tapes Ltd. none US 1984 Sell This Version
none Dr. John - Teaches New Orleans Piano And The Roots Of Rock - Lesson One album art Dr. John Teaches New Orleans Piano And The Roots Of Rock - Lesson One(Cass, Album) Homespun Tapes Ltd. none US 1984 Sell This Version
3100 Dr. John - You Got Me album art Duke Robillard With Dr. John, Ron Levy, The Pleasure Kings Duke Robillard With Dr. John, Ron Levy, The Pleasure Kings - You Got Me (Album) Rounder Records 3100 US 1988 Sell This Version