Dr. John RIP

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Richard M Roberts
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Dr. John RIP

Postby Richard M Roberts » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:23 pm

Holy Crap! Last week it was Leon Redbone, this week it’s Dr. John!:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ob ... de41a44dc0

It’s been hell on gravel-voiced songsmiths of late.

Mac Rebennack was a God-damn brilliant piano player:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oAU8MZ1Qk8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbe_kfWUmFU

Here he is with Jools Holland as the “Boogie Woogie Twins”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxK6dTcaJTc&t=138s

Here he is in concert at the Newport Jazz Festival in 2006:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHSAwLfMZ9Y

And here’s one of his best blues numbers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KevWIIfpQ64

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Doctor is Out. Hope you’ve found that better World out there Mac, ours just got a little worse by your leaving it. The number of musical performers still alive that I listen too has recently dropped to nearly nil.

RICHARD M ROBERTS

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