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4.0 out of 5 stars Great combination of Voodoo and R'n'B
Dr John has produced some pretty scary music over the years (as well as some luscious stuff). 'Remedies' is much less freakishly voodoo than the earlier 'Gris-Gris' or 'Babylon' and hints more towards the New Orleans R'n'B he would become superintendent of later.
'Loop Garoo' is a slow, funky serpent sneaking through the bullrushes under the light of a full moon...
Published on 15 Jan. 2002

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3.0 out of 5 stars Voodoo hippy gumbo and Southern soul
Dr John's third album retained some of the voodoo hippy gumbo of Gris-Gris and Babylon, particularly on the rather messily overlong Angola Anthem, but added some deep soul and New Orleans rhythm and blues to the pot, to create an infectious gris-gris funk to numbers like Wash, Mama, Wash (the single from the album), Loop Garoo (its B-side) and Chippy, Chippy, with a great...
Published on 12 Nov. 2004 by Lozarithm


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great combination of Voodoo and R'n'B, 15 Jan. 2002
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This review is from: Remedies (Audio CD)
Dr John has produced some pretty scary music over the years (as well as some luscious stuff). 'Remedies' is much less freakishly voodoo than the earlier 'Gris-Gris' or 'Babylon' and hints more towards the New Orleans R'n'B he would become superintendent of later.
'Loop Garoo' is a slow, funky serpent sneaking through the bullrushes under the light of a full moon. 'What Goes Around...' is my favourite track and sounds like a jolly New Orleans funeral march, replete with cheeky trombones, honky-tonk piano and gospel chorus.
'Wash Mama Wash' is funky little shuffle number with a comedic lyric and stabby horns. 'Chippy Chippy' continues the honky-tonk r'n'b feel whilst 'Mardi Gras Day' is a percussion-led party number describing the antics of New Orleans' treasured festival. The final track, the 17 minute 'Angola Anthem' is a darkly epic tale of life in New Orleans infamous prison and, for me, is the least enjoyable track on the album redeemed, in part, by some terrific drumming.
I think this album would be an excellent introduction to Dr John as it still contains some of the voodoo psychedelia of his earlier stuff (which is mostly lost by the time you get to his more lauded 'Gumbo' and 'In the Right Place') as well as being much more accessible and tuneful.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Voodoo hippy gumbo and Southern soul, 12 Nov. 2004
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This review is from: Remedies (Audio CD)
Dr John's third album retained some of the voodoo hippy gumbo of Gris-Gris and Babylon, particularly on the rather messily overlong Angola Anthem, but added some deep soul and New Orleans rhythm and blues to the pot, to create an infectious gris-gris funk to numbers like Wash, Mama, Wash (the single from the album), Loop Garoo (its B-side) and Chippy, Chippy, with a great (uncredited) horn section
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