Articles tagged dr. john

The Ladylike-Defying, Guitar Playing Debra Devi and ‘The Language of the Blues’

For aficionados of American history, music and etymology, the blues is the ideal confluence of all three fields. Devi's book is a roadmap for observing how their paths overlap.

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Here’s Your 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

While some music fans believe that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a great honor, others believe that it’s only a chance

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And the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Are…

When the list of nominated artists for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was released this morning, there were a few surprises.

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Dr. John and the Lower 911: Tribal

Dr. John’s latest rests comfortably on the New Orleans sound we all know and love, but won’t hold back on the need to restore the town to what it once was.

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Wherever he goes, Dr. John’s heart is firmly in his hometown

Of all the heartbreaking, fist-shaking laments Dr. John summons on his recent album “City That Care Forgot,” the most arresting song is “My People Need

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6 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

Waltzing with Wilco

As any experienced concert-goer knows, a lively audience can mean the difference between a lackluster event and a memorable night. Sometimes, it’s more important than the band's actual performance.

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Conversing with Rudy Wurlitzer: ‘A Beaten-up Old Scribbler’

My conversations with Rudy Wurlitzer were not unlike a road journey itself with plenty of unplanned side trips along the way.

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10 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Full Frame 3: The Bad, the Ugly, the Cute and the Delicious

Subversive behavior is encouraged, girl-watching is indulged, Hunter S. Thompson gets some respect, and the pig-out at the wrap-up Awards Barbeque begins.

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Dr. John: Right Place, Right Time:  Live at Tipitinas Mardi Gras 89

It seemed like only yesterday, New Orleans was loaded with music and vitality. Dr. John was a very large piece of the puzzle, and this musical snapshot easily explains why.

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	Dr. John: The Best of the Parlophone Years

If this was the best the good Doctor could muster he'd be far less important than he is. Fortunately there's considerably more best in the rest of his catalogue to choose from.

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12 Jul 2004 // 4:00 PM

	Dr. John: N’awlinz: Dis, Dat or D’udda

What’s bigger: Mac Rebennack, or the New Orleans musical tradition his alter ego Dr. John attempts to encompass? It’s a tough question, especially

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5 Nov 2003 // 11:00 PM

	Dr. John: All By Hisself: Live at the Lonestar

Looking back on such faded pop stars as New Kids on the Block, Bobby Brown, and that guy who sang that piña colada song,

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18 Apr 2002 // 1:00 AM

The Last Waltz (2002)

The Last Waltz still spirits a tingle up the spine.

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	Dr. John: Hoodoo - The Collection

This reviewer can distinctly remember the static-laden, AM radio groove of Dr. John’s “Right Place, Wrong Time” back in 1973. This song was a clinic

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Fave Five: Alpine

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"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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