Real Name - Malcomb (Mac) John Rebennac
Born 11/21/40 in New Orleans

His career in the music world has now spanned four decades and he's covered just about every aspect that you can cover. From greasy kid rock 'n roller to producer, writer, sideman, psychedelic rock icon, jingle creator and blues and jazz musician, you name it -he's done it. To quote Dr. John - "Whatever I had to do to get the job did."

Mostly known for his New Orleans style of music, Dr. John brought a physical and visual aspect to his show that added to the music. Back in the late 60's and early 70's pyschedelic era, his shows were a celebration of everything that was and is New Orleans. Tossing glitter and dressed in greasepaint, feathers, snakeskin and bright colors, Dr John brought the flavor of Mardi Gras to stages around the world.

Dr John/Mac Rebennack has collaborated on many projects with artists such as the O'Jays, Phil Spector, Professor Longhair, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Allen Toussaint, The Meters, Average White Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, The Allman Brothers, Maria Muldaur, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Kate Smith, Ricki Lee Jones, Levon Helm and Van Morrison to name a few. He also appeared on The Band's farewell film, The Last Waltz, performing " Such a Night".

Has won two Grammy Awards - most recent being in 1993 for Best Traditional Blues Album for Goin' Back to New Orleans and another for his duet with Ricki Lee Jones for Makin' Whoopee. For a taste of Dr John's music and more about him and his contribution to the music world, I'd recommend The Dr John Anthology released on Rhino Records in 1993. The following are the songs covered on the anthology. All songs written by Mac Rebennack aka Dr John unless otherwise noted.

Disc One

Bad Neighborhood
Morgus The Magnificent - written by Clesi/Lester Bayhi
Storm Warning
Down The Road
Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
Mama Roux
Jump Sturdy
I Walk On Guilded Splinters
Black Widow Spider
Loop Garoo
Wash, Mama, Wash
Mardi Gras Day
Familiar Reality - Opening
Zu Zu Mamou
Mess Around - written by Ahmet Ertegun
Somebody Changed The Lock

Disc Two

Iko Iko - written by James "Sugarboy" Crawford
Junko Partner - written by Bob Shad
Tipitina - written by Roy Byrd Hugh Smith Medley - written by Huey Smith/Johnny Vincent
a - High Blood Pressure
b - Don't You Just Know It
c - Well I'll Be John Brown
Right Place Wrong Time
Traveling Mood -written by James Waynes
Life -written by Allen Toussaint
Such A Night
I Been Hoodood
Cold Cold Cold
Quitters Nevwer Win
What Comes Around (Goes Around)
Mos' Scocious
Let's Make a Better World -written by Earl King
Back By the River -written by Bill Quateman
I Wanna Rock -written by Roy Montrel/Robert Blackwell/John Marascalo
Memories of Prof. Longhair -written by Roy Byrd
Honey Dripper -written by Joe Liggins
Pretty Libby
Makin' Whoopee -written by Gus Kahn/Walter Donaldson
Accentuate The Positive -written by Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer
More Than You Know -written by William Rose/Edward Elisci/Vincent Youmans

Album Sources

Gris Gris - recorded 1968
Babylon - recorded 1969
Remedies - recorded 1970
The Sun, Moon & Herbs - recorded 1971
Gumbo - recorded 1972
In The Right Place - recorded 1973
Desitively Bonnaroo - recorded 1974
Hollywood Be Thy Name -recorded 1975
Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack -recorded 1981
The Brightest Smile in Town -recorded 1983
In A Sentimental Mood -recorded 1989

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