180-gram black vinyl LP
Mastered from the original analog tapes
Lacquers cut at Sam Phillips Recording Service
Gatefold tip-on jacket by Stoughton Printing
Dr. John's key recordings for Atco in the late 1960s and early 1970s are indispensable and are featured on LP1 of this collection. LP 2 features unreleased demos, recorded by Dr. John between the years 1968-1974. This bonus material has never been issued before on any format.
If you don't own any Dr. John on wax this is a great place to start. If you are a seasoned Dr. John fan, then this collection should not be missed if for the unreleased demo recordings alone. Audio was sourced from the original analog master tapes and lacquers will be cut at Sam Phillips Recording Service.
Born in New Orleans in 1940 as Malcom John Rebennack, he eventually took the stage name of Dr. John and went on to become a legendary songwriter, pianist and guitarist whose iconic music combines blues, jazz, boogie woogie, Cajun and rock n' roll influences. At an early age he was exposed to burgeoning rock artists such as Little Richard, Guitar Slim, James Booker, Earl King and Professor Longhair, all who played a big influence on Dr. John's developing style.
By the mid-1960s, Rebennack's fascination and preoccupation with New Orleans voodoo culture helped to influence and develop the idea for what would become the Dr. John persona which would define him for the rest of his career.