Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Profile: Dr. John the Night Tripper

Dr. John a/k/a Mac Rebennack

Mac Rebennack a/k/a Dr. John is, perhaps, the best-known and beloved musician to come out of New Orleans. From his early work as a session player and producer during the 1950s, to his solo recordings of the 1960s and '70s, Dr. John's fingerprints can be found on much of the best music to come out of New Orleans over the past six decades. While his tireless efforts on behalf of the victims of Hurricane Katrina have made him the city's musical ambassador to the world, his musical legacy has cemented his status as an elder statesman of a great city and musical tradition.

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