Active as a session musician since the late 1950s, he gained a cult following in the late 1960s following the release of his album Gris-Gris and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music. He performed a wildly theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies.
DR JOHN - TRIPPIN LIVE - our ref 1468. Dr. John – Live In Europe 1995 CD/DVD Salvo 2014 USED. DVD-11 I Shall Not Be Moved. DVD-9 Goin' Back To New Orleans.
Album, 20 Abril 1972, Atco. John Plays Mac Rebennack Vol. 2 (The Legendary Sessions - The Brightest Smile in Town). Album, 1983, Clean Cuts. Live, 29 Julio 1997, Wind-Up Records.
Remedies is the third album released by New Orleans R&B artist Dr. John. The photography was by Steve LaVere, taken in 1969 at the Whisky a Go Go. In his interview with Uncut magazine (October 2010), Dr. John explained the "bad trip" environment which led to the epic closing track "Angola Anthem": "My managers put me in a psych ward. These guys were very bad people – I had gotten busted on a deal, and they got me bonded out of jail, and so when they did I could have got a parole violation.
The venture would have gone nowhere without the help of Harold Battiste. The arranger knew the heads of Atlantic Records through their subsidiary ATCO that released all of Sonny and Cher’s albums. The resulting album was appropriately named Gris-Gris and it starts with one of the best album opener lyrics of all time: They call me Dr. John, The Night Tripper Got my satchel of gris-gris in my hand Day trippin’ up, back down the bayou I’m the last of the best They call me the Gris-Gris man Got many clients.
This was my first Dr John album, but definitely NOT the last. This is happy music, great songs. I remember hearing some of his music years ago and then saw him perform on The Band's "The Last Waltz" and wanted to hear more. This is a good sampling of his style and just love to put this on and soon you'll be dancing around, felling good.
Rebennack subsequently undertook a lot of session work around LA (appearing briefly for a "Freak Out!" album session with Frank Zappa) and developed his 'Mardi Gras' persona of "Dr. John Creaux, The Night Tripper" with Battiste's help, assembling the "Gris-Gris" album whilst sessioning for Sonny & Cher
|3||Didn't He Ramble||4:49|
|4||Such A Night||7:24|
|7||Right Place, Wrong Time||4:33|
|9||Medley: Down By The Riverside/My Indian Red/Mardi Gras Day/I Shall Not Be Moved||9:03|
|10||24 Hous A Day, 365 A Year||6:42|
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 8691999822
|60150-13047-2||Dr. John||Trippin' Live (CD, Album)||Surefire Records, Wind-Up||60150-13047-2||US||1997|
|VICP-60388||Dr. John||Trippin' Live - His First Official Live Album (CD, Album)||Victor||VICP-60388||Japan||1998|
|EAGCD003||Dr John*||Trippin' Live (CD, Album)||Eagle Records||EAGCD003||Germany||1997|
|EAG003P||Dr John*||Trippin' Live (CD, Album, Promo)||Eagle Records||EAG003P||Germany||1997|
|EAGCD003, GAS 0000003 EAG||Dr John*||Trippin' Live (CD, Album)||Eagle Records, Eagle Records||EAGCD003, GAS 0000003 EAG||UK||1997|