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Dr. John – The Night Tripper (Remastered) (1977/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Dr. John – The Night Tripper (Remastered) (1977/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 35:55 minutes | 349 MB | Genre: Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Crimson

Newly remastered! Dr. John – who, for over sixties years until his death at the age of seventy-seven on June 6th, 2019 pursued a career in music that was, at its core, all about bringing the music of New Orleans to the world at large. This collection (first released in 1977) brings together a number of recordings from the mid-’60s which find Dr. John honing the New Orleans style that he would perfect in the ‘70s on classics including ‘Such A Night’ and ‘Right Place, Wrong Time’.

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Dr. John – One Night Late (Remastered) (1977/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Dr. John – One Night Late (Remastered) (1977/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 30:46 minutes | 588 MB | Genre: Blues
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Karate Records

Probably recorded a year or so before the sessions for his first major label debut as Dr. John on the 1967 ATCO LP, Gris Gris, “Shoo-Ra” is from sessions Mac Rebennack cut in Los Angeles, where he had gone to seek work as a musician, songwriter, and producer and to escape lingering legal problems back in New Orleans. As he relates in his autobiography, Under A Hoodoo Moon, a number of his sessions from that era, many of which where simple songwriting demos not intended for release, were later appropriated and sold to cash in on the success he had as Dr. John. An aggregation of hustling shysters, including Mac’s former manager in the 1960s, Charile Green, Charlies Underwood (engineer on some of the sessions), and Huey Meaux of (aptly named) Crazy Cajun Records, who Mac worked for off and on, were the perpetrators. Many of the tunes that just had Mac playing paino and singing were even overdubbed to add other musicians; and, in a few cases, instrumental tracks had a “sound-alike” singer added. P-i-t-i-f-u-l. The cobbled together, random results were released on various low-rent LPs over the years and are still coming out in CD versions. The unauthorized LP I picked up long ago, One Night Late, is just one example (I have several more – one of which strangely has some uncredited Ronnie Barron tracks on it, too). Green and Underwood share “producer” credit here; and most of the songs on the record are Rebennack/Jessie Hill collaborations, as the two friends were writing/publishing partners out in LA, CA in the pre-Dr. John days.

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Dr. John – The Brightest Smile In Town (1983) [DAD Reissue 1998] {FLAC 24/96}

Dr. John – The Brightest Smile In Town (1983) [DAD Reissue 1998]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 49:57 minutes | 1035 MB | Genre: Funk
DAD to Hi-Res FLAC – Source: Classic Records’ DAD 1017 | Artwork

Doctor John’s second solo piano album finds him combining country, blues, and New Orleans standards with originals, half of them instrumentals, and half of them containing vocals that sound like they were recorded off the piano microphone. This is not a high-tech recording, by any means, but in its unadorned way it does capture the flavor of Doctor John as directly as any record he’s made.

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Dr. John – The ATCO Studio Albums Collection (1968-1974) [2014] [HDTracks FLAC 24/192]

Dr. John – The ATCO Studio Albums Collection (1968-1974) [2014]
7 Albums | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 260:50 minutes | 10,6 GB | Genre: Jazz, Blues, Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front covers

Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture… New Orleans pianist and singer whose blend of snaky rhythms, Crescent City funk, and voodoo flair made him one of the city’s prime musical ambassadors. Enjoy now seven of his best albums remastered in High Definition!

Enjoy these seven studio albums by Dr. John, recorded for ATCO Records and available now in hi-res!

GRIS-gris (1968)
Babylon (1969)
Remedies (1970)
The Sun Moon & Herbs (1971)
Dr. John’s Gumbo (1972)
In the Right Place (1973)
Desitively Bonnaroo (1974)

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Dr. John – Ske-Dat-De-Dat…The Spirit Of Satch (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Dr. John – Ske-Dat-De-Dat…The Spirit Of Satch (2014)

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:31 minutes | 1,32 GB
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Booklet
Genre: Blues, R&B, Jazz, New Orleans R&B, Piano Blues | Label: © Proper Records | Concord Music Group
Recorded: December 10 – 13, 2013 and January 2 & 3, 2014 at Esplanade Studios, New Orleans, LA.

Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch is a 2014 album by American musician Dr. John. Produced by Dr. John and Sarah Morrow, it was released in August 2014. It features many guest musicians, such as The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bonnie Raitt.

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