Time for Some Dr. John

Friday, April 23, 2010

I mentioned some time back enjoying the music of New Orleanean Dr. John, and recommended Dr. John: The Definitive Pop Collection along the way. That album was a Christmas gift a couple of years ago, but until recently, I'd completely forgotten that I also received Right Place, Right Time: Live at Tipitina's. What this smaller collection lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in spontaneity and fun. Stumbling across the CD shortly after rejuvenating my iPod, I ripped it and listened to it during a recent trip to the grocery.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything from that collection (which was recorded at the 1989 Mardi Gras) on YouTube, but I did find another live performance of "Junco Partner," which is embedded above. It's not quite as good as the version on the album, but if you like that, you can also listen to "Goin' Back to New Orleans" and "Iko Iko" (some glitches there between 1:30 and 2:00), and extrapolate among them to decide whether you might like this collection.

-- CAV


Darren said...

I love Dr. John, he's one of my favorite New Orleans musicians.

Gus Van Horn said...

Agreed. This album was quite a "find" for me, and I'd even forgotten that I had placed it on my iPod.

Basically, I didn't notice that I was one off from his Television album (which I was in the mood for) and was pleasantly surprised after I decided to listen to it anyway.

This is now my favorite Dr. John collection.