• Dr JOHN - The Early Career of Mac Rebennack aka Dr. John - Good Times

WRITING, ARRANGING, PRODUCING AND PLAYING GUITAR

Before all the flamboyance, debatable genius and trippy-ness of Dr. 'Night Tripper' John took off in the 1970s he was simply the young Mac Rebennack. Starting in the late '50s, Rebennack gained prominence in the New Orleans R&B scene as a session keyboardist and guitarist, contributing to records by Professor Longhair, Frankie Ford and Joe Tex.

This collection is closer to 'Gumbo' than any of Dr. John's other albums featuring, as it does, many of the original 45s of New Orleans music. The first track is his co-write of 'Lights Out', which is one of the most frantic rockers of all time.

If you like New Orleans R&B you can't resist this collection and if you're a Dr. John fan this is an interesting look at his early career of writing, arranging, producing and playing guitar.

Track Listing

1. LIGHTS OUT - JERRY BYRNE
2. MERCY - GENE AND AL'S SPACEMEN
3. SHOW ME THE WAY - IKE CLANTON
4. AW WHO? - BAT CARROL
5. GEE BABY - JOE AND ANN
6. STORM WARNING - MAC REBENNACK
7. FOOLISH LITTLE GIRL - MAC REBENNACK
8. BAD NEIGHBORHOOD - RONNIE AND THE DELINQUENTS
9. KEEPS DRAGGING ME ON - RONNIE AND THE DELINQUENTS
10. MORGUS THE MAGNIFICENT - MORGUS AND THE GHOULS
11. LONELY BOY - FRANKIE AND MAC
12. NEW ORLEANS - BIG BOY MYLES W/MAC REBENNACK ORCHESTRA
13. PUT ON YOUR OLD GREY BONNET - BIG BOY MYLES W/MAC REBENNACK ORCHESTRA
14. HEY MAMA - CARL GREENSTREET
15. SOMETHING SPECIAL - ROLAND STONE
16. DESERT WINDS - ROLAND STONE
17. DOWN THE ROAD - ROLAND STONE
18. HAVE A LITTLE MERCY - SUGAR BOY CRAWFORD
19. I CRIED - SUGAR BOY CRAWFORD
20. GOOD TIMES - MAC REBENNACK
21. SAHARA - MAC REBENNACK
22. OUT ON A LIMB - CHUCK CARBO
23. LUCY BROWN - CHUCK CARBO
24. PICTURE OF YOU - CHUCK CARBO
25. I'M THE ONE - GERRI HALL
26. IT AIN'T NO USE - THE ENDS
27. ROW ROW YOUR BOAT - THE ENDS
28. CURIOSITY - JOE AND ANN

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 12/02/2015
UPC Bar Code No 604988029826

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Dr JOHN - The Early Career of Mac Rebennack aka Dr. John - Good Times

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