Holy Crap! Last week it was Leon Redbone, this week it’s Dr. John!:
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It’s been hell on gravel-voiced songsmiths of late.
Mac Rebennack was a God-damn brilliant piano player:
Here he is with Jools Holland as the “Boogie Woogie Twins”:
Here he is in concert at the Newport Jazz Festival in 2006:
And here’s one of his best blues numbers:
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
No one lives forever -- except, perhaps, Shirley MacLaine. This is where we ring down the final curtain for Filmdom's finest.
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