Dr. John - Dr. John's Gumbo

180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP Record Reissue

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Dr. John’s Gumbo is the fifth studio album by New Orleans R&B artist Dr. John, originally released in April 1972 by Atco Records.

Dr. John a.k.a the night tripper is a singer, songwriter, voice actor, pianist, and guitarist, whose music combines Blues, Pop, Jazz, Zydeco, Boogie Woogie and Rock & Roll.

Active as a session musician since the late 1950s, he gained a cult following in the late 1960's following the release of his album Gris-Gris and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive music. He performed a wildly theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies. This eventually resulted in his signature 'voodoo' music style.

Dr. John's Gumbo bridged the gap between post-hippie rock and early rock & roll, blues, and R&B, offering a selection of classic New Orleans R&B, including "Tipitina" and "Junko Partner", updated with a gritty, funky beat.

Dr. John's Gumbo is Dr. John’s iconic tribute to New Orleans music, comprising  is a collection of covers of classic tunes associated with his native city. The resulting sound falls somewhere between the earliest rock n’ roll and the contemporary sounds of the early seventies, all while remaining musically true to the New Orleans R&B sound.

Dr. John’s Gumbo was the first studio album to significantly change musical direction. He later wrote that this album was, “both a tribute to and my interpretation of the music I had grown up with in New Orleans in the late 1940s and 1950s.”

There aren't as many psychedelic flourishes as there were on his first two albums, but the ones that are present enhance his sweeping vision of American roots music. And that sly fusion of styles makes Dr. John's Gumbo one of Dr. John's finest albums.

Dr. John’s Gumbo commenced a very successful phase in Dr. John’s career and set the stage for the follow-up 1973 album, In the Right Place, which became his most commercially successful album ever.

Check out the tracks: “Big Chief”; “Junko Partner”; “Mess Around” and “Huey Smith Medley”.

This LP record is a Music On Vinyl reissue on 180 gram audiophile vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with a printed insert, pressed in Europe.

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Iko Iko

4:08

A2

Blow Wind Blow

3:17

A3

Big Chief

3:25

A4

Somebody Changed The Lock

2:42

A5

Mess Around

3:09

A6

Let The Good Times Roll

3:56

B1

Junko Partner

4:27

B2

Stack-A-Lee

3:28

B3

Tipitina

2:04

B4

Those Lonely Lonely Nights

2:30

B5

Huey Smith Medley:

  1. High Blood Pressure
  2. Don’t You Just Know It
  3. Well I’ll Be John Brown

3:17

B6

Little Liza Jane

2:59

SKU 8718469532407
Record Label ATCO Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP736
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 25 March 2013
Original Release Date (Year) 20 April 1972
Barcode # 8718469532407
Shipping Weight 0.3900kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Insert, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Blues
Genre Funk / Soul
Genre Bayou Funk
Format VINYL LP

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