Release Date: 1994
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Softcover, 264 pages
The Life of Dr John the Night Tripper Tells the story – in his own words – of the voice of New Orleans’ alchemist of rock ‘n’ roll, Dr John (Mac Rebennack). Full of wit and wordplay, tales of hoodooo saints and high-living sinners, this is a memorable memoir which will be hotly received by all fans of this legendary performer. …full of priceless anecdotes and rich detail… an unflinching chronicle of a hometown hero’s brilliant career. It is also a sreetwise history of a unique regional culture.’ – Mojo’
Under a Hoodoo Moon is one of rock’s most original and infectious autobiographies. In its pages, Dr. John, the alchemist of New Orleans psychedelic funk, tells his story, and what a story it is: of four decades on the road, on the charts, in and out of trouble, but always steeped in the piano-based soulful grind of New Orleans rhythmn & blues of which he is the acknolwedged high guru. From childhood as a prodigal prodigy among 1950s legends from Little Richard and Fats Domino to sesssions with the Rolling Stones and the Band; from recording studio to juke joint to penitentiary to world tours; from Mac Rebennack to Dr. John the Night Tripper, this is the testament of our funkiest rock storyteller. Full of wit and wordplay, tales of hoodoo saints and high-living sinners, Under a Hoodoo Moon casts a spell as hard to resist as Mardi Gras itself.