Friday, 7 June 2019

"À re'oir".Dr John the Night Tripper RIP!

 Mac Rebenack known to his fans as Dr. John (after his impersonation of the fictitious Dr John the Night Tripper persona ), a true New Orleans music legend, died aged 77 of a heart attack on 6 June 2019.

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"À re'oir"(Goodbye) Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. and thanks for the music! You'll hopefully jamming with all the other greats up there in Nola heaven. RIP! Here are some of the so many great shows he performed over the years since I discovered Mac in the mid seventies.

Dr. John and Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin' -  
Another Murder in New Orleans

Walk on Gilded Splinters (live jazzy version!)


Dr. John - Right Place, Wrong Time


Such a Night (from Last Waltz)


Live in Montreux 1995


Johnny Winter & Dr John In Session 1988
Two greats which are gone forever now!


Dr. John - Goin' Back To New Orleans 2005


Blind Boys of Alabama - What
A Wonderful World


Dr. John - Revolution


Dr. John feat. Arturo Sandoval & Sarah Morrow - Full Concert 2016


Dr. John live at Rockpalast in 1984 
This was the first time I  saw him perform a solo show on German TV!

If you wish to know more about the man I recommend his infectious autobiography:
Under a Hoodoo Moon: 
The Life of the Night Tripper

Tributes:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48551452
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dr-john-died-new-orleans-musician-dead-age-77-cause-of-death-unknown-2019-06-06/
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jun/07/dr-john-obituary

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/dr-john-dead-obituary-845445/

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