Mac Rebennack AKA Dr John Good Times In New Orleans 1958-62

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    Mac Rebennack, who would gain fame under the pseudonym Dr. John, had become a valued composer, as well as a skilled keyboardist and guitarist by his late teens. He played with bands in his home city of New Orleans, cooking up a gumbo of rhythm & blues, boogie, and rock & roll peppered with unleashed horns and a Creole flavor. His work was influenced greatly by pianist/songwriter Professor Longhair, who is regarded as a trailblazing pioneer of New Orleans-style R&B. This special release contains 30 studio tracks, including a wide selection of those overlooked 45s and seminal works Mac Rebennack made as a composer, producer, arranger and performer for different local labels, between 1958 and 1962. While some of the tracks were cut under his own name, on others he used pseudonyms such as Little Mac, and 'Drits & Dravy'. Some of the songs were taped at sessions led by the likes of Big Boy Myles, The Ends, Sugar Boy Crawford, Chuck Carbo, and Ronnie Barron, among others. A number of these tracks feature fabulous session players from the Crescent City scene, such as saxophonists Lee Allen & Alvin “Red” Tyler, and drummer Earl Palmer. These early works form the building blocks of Mac Rebennack’s incomparable musical legacy.

    TRACK LISTING:

    01. Good Times – Mac Rebennack
    02. New Orleans – Big Boy Myles With Mac Rebennack’s Orchestra
    03. (Put On Your Old) Gray Bonnet – Big Boy Myles With Mac Rebennack’s Orchestra
    04. Hey Mama – Carl Greenstreet
    05. Foolish Little Girl – Mac Rebennack
    06. Mercy – Gene & Al’s Spacemen
    07. Aw! Who? – Bat Carroll
    08. Have A Little Mercy – Sugar Boy Crawford
    09. Out On A Limb – Chuck Carbo
    10. Row, Row My Boat – The Ends
    11. Curiosity – Joe And Ann
    12. Gee Baby – Joe And Ann
    13. Bad Neighborhood – Ronnie & The Delinquents
    14. Keeps Dragging Me On – Ronnie & The Delinquents
    15. Morgus The Magnificent – Morgus & The Ghouls
    16. Lonely Boy – Frankie & Mac
    17. Lights Out – Jerry Byrne
    18. Something Special – Ronald Stone
    19. Desert Winds – Ronald Stone
    20. Down The Road – Ronald Stone
    21. Show Me The Way – Ike Clanton
    22. I Cried – Sugar Boy Crawford
    23. Sahara – Mac Rebennack
    24. Lucy Brown – Chuck Carbo
    25. Picture Of You – Chuck Carbo
    26. It’s You – Chuck Carbo
    27. I’m The One – Gerri Hall
    28. Talk That Talk (Part 1) – Drits & Dravy
    29. It Ain’t No Use – The Ends
    30. Storm Warning – Mac Rebennack

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