The Night Tripper (Remastered) Dr. John
- 1Loser for You Baby03:09
- 2The Ear Is on Strike02:26
- 3A Little Closer to My Home03:14
- 4I Pulled the Cover off You Two Lovers02:56
- 5Go Ahead On02:44
- 6Shining Hard as I Can06:23
- 7Chicky Wow Wow02:44
- 8I Got Lonesome-It Is03:50
- 9Somebody Trying Who-Doo Me04:04
- 10Don't Want No Monkey in My Business04:25
Info for The Night Tripper (Remastered)
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)
Dr. John, piano
Lynn Groom, guitar
Mike Pietzsch, guitar
Uncle Mickey Moody, guitar
Peter Schless, synthesizer, keyboards
Leo O'Neil, synthesizer, keyboards
Ira Wilkes, bass
Dahrell Norris, drums
The Merlene Sisters, backing vocals
Produced by Huey P. Meaux
The legendary 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. His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford.
Dr. John headed west in the 1960s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician, playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones' “Exile On Main St.” During that time he launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Nite Tripper. A legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album “Gris-Gris,” which introduced to the world his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots. Several of his many career highlights include the masterful album “Sun, Moon and Herbs” in 1971 which included cameos from Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger and 1973’s “In The Right Place,” which contained the chart hits “Right Place Wrong Time” and “Such A Night.”
In addition to his six Grammy wins (1989, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008 and 2013), he has received six other Grammy nominations over the years. In 2007 he was nominated for “Sippiana Hericane,” his Hurricane Katrina benefit disc. After Hurricane Katrina Dr. John immediately stepped up to the plate with generous relief fund-raising concerts and recordings. In 2007 he was also inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame. In 2008 he released “City That Care Forgot,” winning him a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. His latest album "Locked Down", released in 2012 with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys also won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
In 2013 Dr. John was awarded an honorary doctorate from Tulane University alongside His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Dr. John is currently hard at work completing an album in tribute to Louis Armstrong which is scheduled to be released in July of this year. After a half century of creating music for others and himself, Dr. John continues to write, arrange, produce and interpret with a passion that has yet to wane.
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