Dr. John's Gumbo

Dr. John's Gumbo is the fifth album by New Orleans singer and pianist Dr. John, a tribute to the music of his native city. The album is a collection of covers of New Orleans classics, played by a major figure in the city's music. - Dr John's Gumbo was released in 1972 and is in many ways a tribute by Dr. John, aka the Night Tripper, to his hometown New Orleans. It features excellent interpretations of New Orleans traditionals ("Iko Iko", "Tipitina", "Junko Partner" and "Stack-O-Lee") and contemporary R&B written or played by the likes of Huey Piano Smith ("Blow Wind Blow" and "Huey Smith Medley") Earl King and Earl Gaines ("Big Chief", "Let The Good Times Roll" and "Lonely Lonely Nights"). - Dr. John delivers a strong set of infectious songs drenched in good vibes and spiced with a pinch of voodoo. His eccentric (stage) appearance adds unique color to his stature as master of the ivories and as an entertainer. - This great album receives the full Analogue Productions reissue treatment here, starting with Kevin Gray's remaster from the original analog tapes. Then we back that up with 200-gram plating and pressing on super-silent vinyl by our own Quality Record Pressings. Finally it's all housed in a tip-on gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing. Deluxe all the way; you'll be ecstatic with the results!

Label: Music On Vinyl

Country:  US  
Released:  2013  
Genre: Funk / Soul 
Style: Bayou Funk, Funk, Rhythm & Blues 


  • Arranged By [Horns] – Harold Battiste
  • Arranged By [Vocal] – Dr. John, Harold Battiste
  • Backing Vocals – Alvin Robinson, Jesse Smith*, Moe Bechamin, Robbie Montgomery, Ronnie Barron, Shirley Goodman, Tami Lynn
  • Bass – Jimmy Calhoun
  • Clarinet – Harold Battiste (tracks: A4)
  • Cornet – Melvin Lastie
  • Drums – Freddie Staehle
  • Electric Piano, Organ – Ronnie Barron
  • Engineer – Gary Brandt, Keith Olsen
  • Guitar – Alvin Robinson, Dr. John (tracks: A6), Ken Klimak
  • Harmonica – Sidney George (tracks: A6)
  • Liner Notes – Jerry Wexler
  • Percussion – Richard "Didimus" Washington*
  • Photography By, Design – Barry Feinstein, Tom Wilkes (2)
  • Piano – Dr. John (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1 to B6), Ronnie Barron (tracks: A6)
  • Producer – Harold Battiste, Jerry Wexler
  • Remastered By – Kevin Gray
  • Saxophone – David Lastie, Harold Battiste, Lee Allen, Moe Bechamin, Sidney George
  • Trombone – Streamline (5) (tracks: A4)
  • Vocals – Dr. John


SKU 0753088009310
Barcode # 8718469532407
Brand Funk/Soul

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