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 singles 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).

Unexpectedly passed away of a sudden, massive heart attack on June 6, 2019.
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X 5234 Gris-Gris — Dr. John Dr. John, The Night Tripper* Gris-Gris (Album) ATCO Records X 5234 US 1968 Sell This Version
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SD 33 270 Babylon — Dr. John Dr. John Babylon (Album) ATCO Records SD 33 270 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
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ATCO-SD 33-316, SD 33-316 Remedies — Dr. John Dr. John, The Night Tripper* Remedies (Album) ATCO Records ATCO-SD 33-316, SD 33-316 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
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SD 33-362 The Sun, Moon & Herbs — Dr. John Dr. John, The Night Tripper* The Sun, Moon & Herbs (Album) ATCO Records SD 33-362 US 1971 Sell This Version
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SD 7006 Dr. John's Gumbo — Dr. John Dr. John Dr. John's Gumbo (Album) ATCO Records SD 7006 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
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FAB-1022 Zu Zu Man — Dr. John Dr. John Zu Zu Man (Album) TRIP FAB-1022 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
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SD 7018 In The Right Place — Dr. John Dr. John In The Right Place (Album) ATCO Records SD 7018 US 1973 Sell This Version
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KC 32172 Triumvirate — Dr. John Mike Bloomfield / John Paul Hammond / Dr. John Mike Bloomfield / John Paul Hammond / Dr. John - Triumvirate (Album) Columbia KC 32172 US 1973 Sell This Version
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K 50035 Desitively Bonnaroo — Dr. John Dr. John Desitively Bonnaroo (Album) ATCO Records K 50035 UK 1974 Sell This Version
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BRM 67001 Anytime, Anyplace — Dr. John Dr. John Anytime, Anyplace (Album) Barometer BRM 67001 US 1974 Sell This Version
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#165-168 Nightbird & Company: Cosmic Connections Presented By The Us Army Reserve — Dr. John Dr. John / Janis Ian / Billy Cobham / King Crimson Dr. John / Janis Ian / Billy Cobham / King Crimson - Nightbird & Company: Cosmic Connections Presented By The Us Army Reserve(2xLP, Transcription) Nightbird & Company #165-168 US 1974 Sell This Version
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RL-48-4 Desitively Bonnaroo / Unconditionally Guaranteed — Dr. John 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
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UAS 29902 Hollywood Be Thy Name — Dr. John Dr. John Hollywood Be Thy Name (Album) United Artists Records UAS 29902 France 1975 Sell This Version
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CCLP 1040 MalcolM RebennecK — Dr. John Dr. John MalcolM RebennecK Crazy Cajun CCLP 1040 US 1977 Sell This Version
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CCLP-1037 The Night Tripper — Dr. John Dr. John The Night Tripper (Album) Crazy Cajun CCLP-1037 US 1977 Sell This Version
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L 36731, L36731 City Lights — Dr. John Dr. John City Lights (Album) Horizon (3) L 36731, L36731 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
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L 37081 Tango Palace — Dr. John Dr. John Tango Palace (Album) Horizon (3) L 37081 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
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LAT 1131 Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack — Dr. John Dr. John Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack (Album) Clean Cuts LAT 1131 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
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BLM 61002 Take Me Back To New Orleans — Dr. John 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
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ZL 37617 The Other Side Of Town — Dr. John 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
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CC 707 The Brightest Smile In Town — Dr. John Dr. John The Brightest Smile In Town (Album) Demon Records, Clean Cuts CC 707 US 1983 Sell This Version
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SPIC-107 Such A Night! Live In London — Dr. John Dr. John Such A Night! Live In London (Album) Spindrift Records (2) SPIC-107 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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none Teaches New Orleans Piano And The Roots Of Rock - Lesson Five — Dr. John Dr. John Teaches New Orleans Piano And The Roots Of Rock - Lesson Five(Cass, Album) Homespun Tapes Ltd. none US 1984 Sell This Version
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none Teaches New Orleans Piano And The Roots Of Rock - Lesson Two — Dr. John Dr. John Teaches New Orleans Piano And The Roots Of Rock - Lesson Two(Cass, Album) Homespun Tapes Ltd. none US 1984 Sell This Version
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none Teaches New Orleans Piano And The Roots Of Rock - Lesson One — Dr. John Dr. John Teaches New Orleans Piano And The Roots Of Rock - Lesson One(Cass, Album) Homespun Tapes Ltd. none US 1984 Sell This Version