Various Artists – The Musical Mojo Of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac And His Music Live (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Various Artists – The Musical Mojo Of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac And His Music Live (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:51:14 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: Blues
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A star-studded and diverse list of performers is featured on this live concert celebration of Dr. John’s life and career, ranging from Bruce Springsteen and John Fogerty to Mavis Staples, Aaron Neville and Widespread Panic all playing for and with the man of honour, Dr. John “Mac” Rebennack. Recorded at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans in May 2014, the album includes 22 songs written or popularized by Dr. John during his prolific six-decade career, a powerful testament to the far-ranging influence and indomitable spirit of the iconic New Orleans singer, composer and musician.

As one of the leading lights of New Orleans music, Dr. John deserves a splashy, star-studded celebration – which is precisely what producer Don Was assembled on May 3, 2014 at New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre. Was led a house band featuring drummer Kenny Aronoff, trombonist Sarah Morrow, keyboardist Chuck Leavell, guitarist Brian Stoltz, and pianist John Gros, then invited a host of rockers, blues musicians, and Big Easy legends to the party. Concord released the whole shebang in October 2016 as The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac & His Music, a double-disc live album accompanied by a live concert movie, and in either incarnation, it’s a blast. Granted, it’s the kind of party that’s relatively low-key, appropriate for the easy roll behind so much of Dr. John’s music, but the neat thing about Musical Mojo is how it shows the breadth of Mac’s musical diversity. Naturally, there’s plenty of room for such fellow New Orleans legends as Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, and the Neville Brothers, but straight blues players like Tab Benoit are here alongside a jazzman like Terence Blanchard, not to mention Americana all-star Jason Isbell, jam band stalwarts Widespread Panic and Warren Hayes, plus classic rockers Bruce Springsteen and John Fogerty. Throughout it all, Dr. John remains at the center, occupying attention even when he’s offstage because it’s clear that this blend of jazz, soul, R&B, rock, and pop is distinctly his.

01 – Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen – Right Place Wrong Time
02 – Jason Isbell – Blow Wind Blow
03 – Cyril Neville – My Indian Red
04 – Anders Osborne, Bill Kreutzmann – Somebody Changed The Lock
05 – Dr. John, Aaron Neville, Charles Neville – Please Send Me Someone To Love
06 – George Porter, Jr., Joseph Modeliste – Junko Partner
07 – Irma Thomas – Since I Fell For You
08 – Tab Benoit – Stack-A-Lee
09 – Allen Toussaint – Life
10 – Shannon McNally – Street People
11 – Dave Malone – Goodnight Irene
12 – Monk Boudreaux – Big Chief
13 – Widespread Panic, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Familiar Reality
14 – Warren Haynes – You Lie
15 – Chuck Leavell – Traveling Mood
16 – Ryan Bingham – Back By The River
17 – John Boutté – Let’s Make A Better World
18 – Mavis Staples – Lay My Burden Down
19 – John Fogerty – New Orleans
20 – Dr. John, Terence Blanchard – Come Rain Or Come Shine
21 – Dr. John, Sarah Morrow – I Walk On Guilded Splinters
22 – Dr. John, Sarah Morrow – Such A Night


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