Dr. John – Plays Mac Rebennack (Vinyl 2LP)


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Release Date:  2023

Label:  Sundazed


Track List

Side A

  1. Dorothy
  2. Mac’s Boogie
  3. Memories of Professor Longhair
  4. The Nearness of You
  5. Delicado

Side B

  1. Honey Dripper
  2. Big Mac
  3. New Island Midnight
  4. Saints
  5. Pinetop

Side C

  1. Deep Blues
  2. Careless Love
  3. Ti-Na-Na
  4. Wade in the Water

Side D

  1. Blue Bridge
  2. Kingfish Bridge
  3. Dance a Le Negres
  4. Dorothy (Take 2)
  5. Beignet



First time on vinyl!

Expanded 2LP edition featuring unheard Mac Rebennack from the legendary sessions!

Lacquers cut by Kevin Gray and pressed at Citizen Vinyl

Includes liner notes by original album producer Jack Heyrman!

This 1981 album features pieces Dr. John loved and learned because they were favorites, or composed as dedications. All the selections were interpreted through his uniquely expressive New Orleans, barrelhouse,
jazz-blues, rock n’ roll lens. A landmark album for the jazz musician, Mac Rebennack shows his skill not only as a jazz musician, but as a major influence on the genre as a whole.

At age 40, Mac Rebennack had built a unique career as a consummate session musician, arranger, band leader,
composer, and producer, long before he had donned the Dr. John persona. His new LP, Dr. John Plays Mac
was intended to bring Mac’s extraordinary genius as a pianist to the public’s attention. As is so often the case, a series of serendipitous moments led to Mac’s performance that night.

And though he would not speak to journalists about his two solo piano records for many years, for reasons
explained here later, most everyone in the music community considers these LPs to be among Mac’s finest works.

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