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Dr John Plays Mac Rebennack, The Legendary Sessions, Volume Two

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Saddled the Cow
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Boxcar Boogie
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The Brightest Smile in Town
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Waiting for a Train
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Monkey Puzzle
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Touro Infirmary
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Medley: Just a Closer Walk With Thee / Didn't He Ramble
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Your Average Kind of Guy
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Pretty Libby
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Marie La Veau
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Come Rain or Come Shine
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Suite Home New Orleans
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Key to the Highway
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Mississippi Mud
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Lowdown, Worried and Blue
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Sippiana Midnight
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Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu
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Yesterdays
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Total Tracks: 18   Total Length: 67:34

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Dr.John solo? FINALY!!!!

Macko

Been looking for these recordings for years - on vinyl at first, but they were just too expencive and all that. I do whole-heartedly agree with the other reviewer, these recordingas _are_ brilliant, Dr.John at his best. I must say that I prefer the solo settings anyway so... :-)

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Believe Every Ounce of Hype

miggon

I own the original (very rare) vinyl releases that comprise these two volumes. They are universally heralded as the high point of the good Dr. John's piano artistry. While many critics would argue that solo piano renditions are fodder for only the most ardent fans (and they'd be pretty much right about that), any human with ears to hear and a heart to feel will cherish these recordings.

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It’s easy to forget under all the grigri that Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) is first and foremost a piano player, solidly in the line of great Crescent City piano players, and it isn’t too hard to draw a direct line from Professor Longhair to Rebennack’s Dr. John persona. In 1981 Rebennack stepped out from behind all the smoke and mirrors and released an album of solo New Orleans piano called Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack, which was a revelation only to those who never bothered to look too deeply past the Night Tripper image. A second album of solo piano pieces called The Brightest Smile in Town followed in 1983, and it is that album, retitled Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack: The Legendary Sessions, Vol. 2, that is presented here, with six additional tracks added. These were relaxed, intimate sessions, and Mac’s piano sounds wonderfully clear and full. The vocals are somewhat muted (most of the tracks are instrumentals), perhaps because they’re being picked up through the piano mic, but that only adds to the intimacy here. Highlights include the opener, “Saddled the Cow,” a hushed take on Jimmie Rodgers’ “Waiting for a Train,” an impressive version of “Average Kind of Guy,” a song Rebennack wrote with Doc Pomus, a stately instrumental rendition of the traditional “Key to the Highway,” and a striking — maybe even definitive — “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Blues.” The obvious thing now is for Clean Cuts to package the two volumes of solo piano into one set. – Steve Leggett

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