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’.
From the Liner Notes: Malcolm Rebenneck as Dr. John, the Night Tripper has demonstrated an amazingly high degree of funkmanship as the third generation son of the Second Line, the light New Orleans rhumba rhythm that defined in popular music initially by Roy ‘Professor Longhair’ Byrd, Huey ‘Piano’ Smith, and later refined for even greater mass acceptance by Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino.
Dr. John no longer resides in New Orleans and currently devotes most of his energies to behind the scene projects in California, such as producing Van Morrison. The selections here, however, are down home NOLA as red beans and rice. And they are all original from Malcolm Rebenneck. Hot as fiyo on the bayou from the Man with the Plan from the Gitgo. (Joe Nick Patoski)
1. Dr. John – Loser for You Baby
2. Dr. John – The Ear Is on Strike
3. Dr. John – A Little Closer to My Home
4. Dr. John – I Pulled the Cover off You Two Lovers
5. Dr. John – Go Ahead On
6. Dr. John – Shining Hard as I Can
7. Dr. John – Chicky Wow Wow
8. Dr. John – I Got Lonesome-It Is
9. Dr. John – Somebody Trying Who-Doo Me
10. Dr. John – Don’t Want No Monkey in My Business