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Dr. John on World Cafe | June 15, 2012

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Dr. John knows New Orleans like no one else. The gritty, growly music legend boasts a lengthy career, during which he's perfected a blend of New Orleans voodoo blues, funk and rock 'n' roll. Locked Down, his latest album — produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach — was released earlier this year.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Dr. John experiences the city as more than just home — it's his soul and inspiration. As essential to the Big Easy's spirit as big brass and Cajun charm is the ancient, mysterious spiritual tradition that has long entranced Dr. John. In the video on this page, he takes World Cafe's David Dye on a tour of the Crescent City's mystical locations — a cemetery, a spiritual supply shop and a voodoo temple. (link)


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Paul Weller "I Walk on Gilded Splinters" The Wire Soundtrack
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra "When The Saints Go Marching In" The Essential Louis Armstrong
Professor Longhair "Tipitina" New Orleans Piano
((Here We Go Magic "Only Pieces" Here We Go Magic))
Dr. John "Revolution" Locked Down
Dr. John "Big Shot" Locked Down
((Dr. John "Revolution" Locked Down))
Dr. John "Gris Gris Gumbo Yaya" Anthology
Dr. John "Mama Roux" Mos' Scocious


David Bowie "Modern Love" Best of David Bowie
Nirvana "The Man Who Sold the World" MTV Unplugged in New York
Father John Misty "I'm Writing A Novel" Fear Fun
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros "Man On Fire" Here
The Pretenders "My City Was Gone" Learning to Crawl
Florence & The Machine "Shake It Out" Ceremonials
((Tame Impala "Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind" Innerspeaker))
Alejandro Escovedo "Bottom of the World" Big Station
Walter Becker "Down At The Bottom" 11 Tracks of Whack
((Jim Keller "Sad Ending" Sunshine In My Pocket))
John Mayer "Queen of California" Born and Raised
Son Volt "Tear Stained Eye" Trace
Chris Whitley "Big Sky Country" Living With the Law
Wilco "Impossible Germany" Sky Blue Sky
((Papercuts "The Machine Will Tell Us So" You Can Have What You Want))