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on 22 April 2012
Fantastic lp, the stated aim of harking back to Dr. John's roots brilliantly achieved. I doubt there'll be a fonkier disc this year so just buy it. Sho nuff said.
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on 10 April 2012
Hasn't been out of the cd player since i bought it. No need to repeat what others have said, but this is weirdly wonderful and infectious stuff. Deserves to reach as wide an audience as possible.
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on 4 October 2015
not one of his best.tried to get into it but not for me
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on 22 February 2016
great as always
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on 31 August 2014
classic Dr John
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on 27 July 2012
this cd is one of the best from dr.john with the addition of the unusual backing musicians. great cd thank you
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on 28 February 2015
Brilliant
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on 2 April 2012
Simply excellent.

There are 4 different personas to Dr John:

1. The Voodoo Blues Man
2. The Curator of New Orleans blues, soul, fonk.
3. A singer of jazz standards.
4. A solo pianist.

The Voodoo bluesman came to the fore on Gris Gris, and has resurfaced every so often: Anutha Zone being a case in point. It also surfaced on Cop Shoot Cop by Spiritualised on Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, and to a lesser extent on Tribal.

The New Orleans curator was apparent on Gumbo, Goin Back to New Orleans, New Orleans Dis Dat & De Udda, where the good Dr plays his way through songs associated with New Orleans. It is also apparent in his role as the post-Katrina protest singer of Sippiana Herricane, City That Care Forgot, and Tribal.

The singer of jazz standards appears on In A Sentimental Mood, Duke Elegant, and Mercernary, and the solo pianist appears on Dr John Plays Mac Rebennack.

All of the above highlight the consummate musician that is the good Dr: when you throw in his production duties on Johnny Adams' The Real Me, and on Deacon John's Jump Blues, you know that excellence is not far away.

Now: for the first time since Anutha Zone, Mac has decided to work with a younger musician, with the exception of Derek Trucks on 2 tracks on Tribal, in Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. The results are not Christine Aguilera with the Rolling Stones, but something amazing, something strange, something wonderful. Every single track is a winner, and it is the best album, thus far, of 2012.
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on 26 March 2016
Old form
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on 25 July 2015
Thanks
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