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Although he didn't become widely known until the 1970s, Dr. John had been active in the music industry since the late '50s, when the teenager was still known as Mac Rebennack. A formidable boogie and blues pianist with a lovable growl of a voice, his most enduring achievements have fused New Orleans R&B, rock, and Mardi Gras craziness to come up with his own brand of ... Read more in Amazon's Dr. John Store

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  • Audio CD (5 April 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: CLASSICAL
  • ASIN: B000002I6P
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,179 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Essential funk & grooves from 1972: exploring the rich New Orleans heritage with the cream of the city's great session players!

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After the studio bloat of 1971's The Sun, Moon & Herbs, Gumbo is a tightly focused return to Mac Rebennack--aka Dr John--'s musical roots. His band is full of Louisiana legends (Harold Battiste, Lee Allen) plus lesser known but equally important 'Nawlins heroes: Ronnie Barron, Alvin Robinson, and a wonderful trombonist known simply as Streamline. Together, they rage through a dozen New Orleans classics, not only the work of Professor Longhair and Huey Smith, but also Earl King and Ray Charles, who lived in the Crescent City while leading the house band at the Dew Drop Inn. Many of these songs are closely associated with the 1950s, but Gumbo never sounds forced or nostalgic; it's great work from start to finish. --Keith Moerer

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A. M. Mckenzie on 31 May 2007
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GUMBO is one of my all-time favourite albums and my favourite in the cannon of my favourite jazz piano player, Dr John.

Back in the 1970s, a pal of mine was a huge Dr John fan and tried very hard to get me enthused about the Voodoo mumblings that made up albums like Gris-Gris and Remedies ... to no avail. Until I heard GUMBO. Though I didn't know it at the time, I was to become a massive fan (via The Blues Brothers) of artists like Junior Wells and the later Atlantic and Stax musicians. What Dr John showed me here was where those musicians took their inspiration from.

I don't think many will argue that Dr John isn't one of the best living jazz pianists we have, and his perky barrel-house style is very much in evidence here. And because of this album, I've sought out opportunities to see the great man live and seen his playful duets with Jools Holland on telly, all richly rewarding experiences.

In retrospect, of course, I came to appreciate Dr John's other work, and have marvelled at the range of famous musicians who've queued up to work with him (Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Mick Jagger, the list goes on), making him the quintessential musician's musician.

Contrary to other reviews about Dr John's work, I'm more inclined to say that if you want an introduction to one of the greatest musicians of the last fifty years, then start here, with a taste of GUMBO.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 April 2002
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This was a revelation and refreshing revisitation in those heady hippie days at the time it was released some thirty years ago, and is all the greater for its continued freshness to this day.
Quite simply, it was a firm favourite when issued (not long after seeing Mac live at the 1970 Bath Festival). It is still a top ranking all-time classic and is possibly the essential one to have - but of course there are so many great offerings that it is hard to choose.
So as one of the central characters in the history of rock/fonk/r&b, with authentic respect for his peers, and a true originator to boot - this album sums it up!
I will continue to turn out to hear the man in action whenever possible.
Just try it. Its good for the soul.
Ray C
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By Michael on 30 Jan. 2015
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Absolutely brilliant, can't stop listening to this album. One of the best ever!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Juniorboogie on 27 May 2012
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Here's the good doctor having a barrel load of fun performing a bunch of New Orleans standards and golden oldies. What's not to like? Put this on and try not to sing along!
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5 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Feb. 2001
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This is certainly a good album, but not as rewarding as the album 'Gris Gris'. Dr John is a very contemporary and original artist, with some brilliant songs on his repetoire. However, if you have never heard any Dr John before, I would suggest buying 'Gris Gris' first. For die hard fans, though, this is a must.
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