Allen Toussaint, who has died at 77, was always content to work behind the scenes – until a devastating storm swept him from New Orleans.
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In the period immediately after New Orleans’ levees failed under Hurricane Katrina’s onslaught beginning on Aug. 29, 2005, musicians began trying to make sense of things.
The eminent Dr. John plays Ramsey Lewis’ “Jungle Strut,” a deep groove that originally graced Lewis’ classic 1974 funk-jazz album ‘Sun Goddess.’
D’Angelo, Paul Rodgers, Roger Daltrey and Branford Marsalis are included on Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 list for blues, R&B and jazz records.
One part revelry and one part reverie, Dr. John’s update of Paul McCartney’s “Let ‘Em In” is a highlight on the forthcoming ‘Art of McCartney.’
He never stops experimenting, never stops surprising, and never stops entertaining.
Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Dixon, Dr. John, Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper – A Celebration of Blues and Soul (2014)
A years-long labor of love helps save a key piece of musical, not political, history.
Dr. John’s flamboyant life and hoodoo-tinged music will be celebrated during a special concert event to be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in New Orleans as part of the Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Bobby Rush and Dr. John, Louisiana natives with a stake in this, lament how a city of song can so often be riven by violence — in a song that marks an emotional first-ever collaboration on Rush’s just-released new album Decisions.
You ever wonder what Tom Waits does with his spare time? I bet he gets up in the morning, has coffee and a plate of bacon and eggs with rye toast, and then heads out with the newspaper under his arm to make a pass through the local yard sales