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DR JOHN - Farewell Mac



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Reply #1 posted 06/06/19 8:05pm

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Reply #2 posted 06/07/19 12:00am

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How many people on this board saw this feller in concert... by accident.

I’m one.
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Reply #3 posted 06/07/19 9:12am

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Heaven just got a helluva lot funkier. RIP

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Reply #4 posted 06/07/19 9:42am

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StrangeButTrue said:

Heaven just got a helluva lot funkier. RIP


Shut D Fonk Up - you can't shut da funk up...

Thanks for posting, SBT.

They are playing pretty much non-stop Mac here ever since we got the news yesterday.

https://www.wwoz.org/listen/player/

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Reply #5 posted 06/07/19 2:47pm

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People may not know who this guy was but he was a master musician that influenced music.

RIP Dr John...

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Reply #6 posted 06/07/19 2:56pm

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I saw Dr. John perform with Warren Haynes a couple of years ago... Taj Mahal was there, too. RIP Dr. John.

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I see the youtube links ain't fixed yet... razz

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Dr. John's song "Right Place, Wrong Time." https://youtu.be/HT4RainY-lY

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Reply #7 posted 06/11/19 8:29pm

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The videos of some of the Second Line jamming are just so beautiful, what a lovely tradition so authentically American, full of joy and appreciation.
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Reply #8 posted 06/11/19 8:34pm

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https://twitter.com/dustt...67840?s=21

That’s some beautiful energy.
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Reply #9 posted 06/12/19 8:13am

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http://www.offbeat.com/ne...KO15JbJYb4

Dr. John Recorded A Final Album With Aaron Neville, Willie Nelson & More

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JUNE 12, 2019

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by: AMANDA "BONITA" MESTER

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As New Orleans and the world continue to grieve the monumental loss of Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack, who died of a heart attack earlier this month, there may be something to look forward to: a final album, including new material. Rolling Stone reported on Dr. John’s final album, which the outlet says includes “new originals, country-tinged covers and reworked classics.”

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Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville and Rickie Lee Jones are some of the featured guests on the forthcoming album, which was recorded in part at Esplanade Studios in Dr. John’s hometown of New Orleans. The late pianist, songwriter and singer enlisted some of the city’s most decorated session musicians for the task of his farewell LP, including David Torkanowsky. “Mac understood that this was his last record,” Torkanowsky told Rolling Stone. “It was emotional in the studio just to hear him. It had a certain weight to it that only something that’s the last time you do it can have.”

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Guitarist Shane Theriot produced the as-yet untitled album. He says Dr. John was determined to get the record done before the impending death he knew was coming. “It would break my heart because he would come to my house, and I knew he wasn’t feeling great, and Mac’s work ethic, he was old school; he grew up doing five sets a night,” said Theriot. “And so he told me on several occasions, he would say, ‘Whatever we gotta do, we gotta do it. We gotta get it done…Whatever we gotta do to finish this motherfucker, we gotta finish it.’”

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Finish it they did, and the final product includes “country classics like ‘Old Time Religion’ (a duet with Willie Nelson), Johnny Cash’s ‘Guess Things Happen That Way,’ and ‘Funny How Time Slips Away,’ as well as several Williams covers like ‘Ramblin’ Man.'” Theriot says there’s also “a version of [Hank Williams’ 1949 song] ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ that’ll make you cry when you hear Mac sing it.” Elsewhere on the album, Dr. John revisits his own material. New arrangements of “Such a Night” and “I Walk On Guilded Splinters,” the latter featuring his longtime friend and collaborator, Jones. The final album from Dr. John has not yet been assigned a release date.

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Reply #10 posted 06/12/19 8:39am

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StrangeButTrue said:

https://twitter.com/dustt...67840?s=21 That’s some beautiful energy.


Yaass. There will be many more second lines for Dr. John. So many people showed up to the Mother-in-Law on friday that Claiborne Ave (major thoroughfare) got blocked. There was another celebration there on Monday night with free red beans & rice. More great photos here.


https://www.nola.com/ente...riday.html

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Reply #11 posted 06/12/19 8:59am

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Wow great pics! Love the kids with the brass, looking good on them!

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Reply #12 posted 06/12/19 4:53pm

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Beautiful collection of Letterman performances.

https://www.youtube.com/w...CFRKWnl-_I" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/w...CFRKWnl-_I

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Reply #13 posted 06/12/19 5:07pm

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StrangeButTrue said:

Wow great pics! Love the kids with the brass, looking good on them!


In the first photo, the woman in the white dress is Mac's granddaughter. The woman hugging her in the green satin is a matriarch of the Baby Dolls, one of the most storied and fascinating walking krewes going way back in New Orleans parade history.

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Beautiful collection of Letterman performances.

https://www.youtube.com/w...CFRKWnl-_I" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/w...CFRKWnl-_I


Really cool. Thanks for posting.


Storm Warning - 1959 Single

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctlf1SCqTjw


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Reply #15 posted 06/13/19 2:33pm

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Roll on and rest in peace, Doc. I've got my toes tapping right now to "Good Night, Irene".

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Reply #16 posted 06/18/19 3:04pm

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I was in art school in the early 70's. Every year the school held an end of year bash and for some reason they let the students vote for who would perform out of two acts. My first year there the choice was between Dr.John and someone else. Dr. John was not picked at least partly because no one knew who he was. A few months later Right Place Wrong Time was a hit and we missed our chance.
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Reply #17 posted 06/19/19 9:50am

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Clapton shared this yesterday, second post on his FB since Dr. John passed away:

https://www.youtube.com/w...f15HrUZ5Wk

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Reply #18 posted 06/19/19 10:43am

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Funeral and memorial details for New Orleans music icon Dr. John, who died June 6 at age 77 of a heart attack, have been announced.

A public visitation will be held Saturday (June 22) from 7-10:30 a.m. at the Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way.

A private memorial will be broadcast live from the Orpheum on WWOZ 90.7 FM on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Attendance is by invitation only.

A second-line open to the public will begin at 3 p.m., starting at the Orpheum.

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Reply #19 posted 06/19/19 10:51am

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https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/dr-john-obituary-2506472

Dr. John, 1941-2019 – A guide for the confusementalised


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