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Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack: The Legendary Sessions Volume 1

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Dorothy
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Mac's Boogie
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Memories Of Professor Longhair
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The Nearness Of You
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Delicado
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Silent Night
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Dance A La Negres
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Wade In The Water
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Honey Dripper
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Big Mac
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New Island Midnight
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Saints
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Pinetop
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Careless Love
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Deep Blues
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Ti-Na-Na
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Dorothy (Take 2)
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Total Tracks: 17   Total Length: 71:40

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Now, hear this:

ricardo222

The opener sets the stage; the rest, burn the mother down. This man is an American treasure. This record is a must have for solo piano enthusiasts and lovers of original musical genius.

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roll those ivories

maglad

king of the little finger twiddle!

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I could listen to this music all day long

brightnote

This is music that never gets old,guaranteed to put you in a good mood.

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The Man and his Piano

Alzati

This is stripped down art, the essence of Dr. John. Not that his shows with a full band are not as good, but this lets you here him in his element without any padding. Get this and the other volume, it is a real foundation type collection to have.

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Goes Down Easy

MCWillie

When you hear this album you realize it was fate that Dr. John got his finger shot off and turned from the guitar to the piano. This album is a joy!

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Truly "Legendary"

Deming

This album showcases Dr. John's piano playing like nothing I have heard before.

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There's Still One More Y'all A'int Got

theidolator

If you like this, then y'all must check out the Good Doctor with Donald Harrison Jr. on DHjr's 1991 "Indian Blues" (which e-music has). Dr. John plays and sings with an excellent N.O.jazz quartet and the Mardi Gras Indians too. It is very much a companion piece to Dr. John's great 1992 "Goin' Back to New Orleans" release and a must have.

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Excellent Solo Piano

Ragabash

I bought this hard-copy CD many, many years and never tire of it. I guess now that it's here with four extra tracks I'll have to download them as well (sigh...!) And what's all this "Volume 1" business? The original CD made no mention of that. That implies there might be a "Volume 2" or more lying around somewhere ...? If so, count me in to download these as well. This is a stripped-down Dr. John playing what is in essence a potted history of solo jazz piano. There's all sorts of styles on display here. For once the persona of the great voodoo king Dr John does not dominate the record: it's the music that gets his utmost attention - and grabs yours. Strongly recommended, fine playing, good music, well recorded - what more could one ask?

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Dr. John was always respected as a consummate pianist, but he didn’t make a solo, unaccompanied piano record until 1981′s Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack. The wait was well worth it. His music had always been impressive, but this is the first time that his playing had been put on full display, and it reveals that there’s even more depth and intricacies to his style than previously expected. More importantly, the music simply sounds good and gritty, as he turns out a set of New Orleans R&B (comprised of both originals and classics) that is funky, swampy, and real. [The 2002 reissue adds four songs that weren't included on the original CD release: "Careless Love," "Deep Blues," "Ti-Na-Na," and "Dorothy (Take 2)."] – Thom Owens

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