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Dr. John's Gumbo is the fifth album by New Orleans singer and pianist Dr. John, a tribute to the music of his native city. The album is a collection of covers of New Orleans classics, played by a major figure in the city's music.
In May of 2012, Dr. John's Gumbo was listed in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Dr John's Gumbo was released in 1972 and is in many ways a tribute by Dr. John, aka the Night Tripper, to his hometown New Orleans. It features excellent interpretations of New Orleans traditionals ("Iko Iko," "Tipitina," "Junko Partner" and "Stack-A-Lee") and contemporary R&B written or played by the likes of Huey Piano Smith ("Blow Wind Blow" and "Huey Smith Medley"), Earl King and Earl Gaines ("Big Chief," "Let the Good Times Roll" and "Lonely Lonely Nights").
Dr. John delivers a strong set of infectious songs drenched in good vibes and spiced with a pinch of voodoo. His eccentric (stage) appearance adds unique color to his stature as master of the ivories and as an entertainer.
This great album receives the full Analogue Productions reissue treatment starting with Kevin Gray's remaster from the original analogue tapes. Analogue Productions backs that up with 180-gram plating and pressing on super-silent vinyl by Quality Record Pressings. Finally it's all housed in a tip-on gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing. Deluxe all the way; you'll be ecstatic with the results!
- 180g Vinyl
- Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
- Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
- Remastered from Original Analog Tapes
- Tip-On Gatefold Jacket from Stoughton Printing
- Iko Iko
- Blow Wind Blow
- Big Chief
- Somebody Changed the Lock
- Mess Around
- Let the Good Times Roll
- Junko Partner
- Those Lonely Lonely Nights
- Huey Smith Medley (High Blood Pressure / Don't You Just Know It / Well I'll Be John Brown)
- Little Liza Jane