Malcolm John ‘Mac’ Rebennack Jr. still is a … Big Shot !

Dr John

Dr. John ‘The Night Tripper’ is a living legend. He has been balancing cultural ambassadorship with jive-talking nightclub hustle for decades now. At 72 he still is a highly relevant force. The 2012 ‘Locked Down’ album by the brilliant boogie & blues pianist with the cool growling voice won at this year’s ‘Grammy Awards’ the prize for ‘Best Blues Album. Spiritual grandson Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) produced the winner and also played guitar on the record.

What Rolling Stone said ( ‘Locked Down’ was #15 in their ‘Best Albums of 2012’ list): “The album is flush with dub-reggae effects and the grooves of Nigerian Afrobeat and Ethiopian funk, styles that have become memes for a new generation. ‘Locked Down’ is that rare thing: a retro exercise that looks forward, by an old hustler and a young player (Dan Auerbach) who, in the process of making a great record, probably taught each other a thing or two”

My 5-star ‘Locked Down’ tracks

‘You Lie’ …

‘Big Shot’ …

‘Revolution’ …

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