Dr. John honors Satchmo – in good company

No matter how tripping Mac Rebennack was at any stage of his golden-splintered career, jazz has always laid in the heart of Dr. John‘s oeuvre, which is only logical for a New Orleans-born musician. The Big Easy is also Louis Armstrong‘s birthplace, and again, it’s not surprising that Dr. John is going to pay a tribute to Satchmo on his forthcoming “Ske-Dat-De-Dat… Spirit of Satch” album; surprising is why did it take Mac so long. But he arrives at it anyway, on September 1st, and is surrounded by kindred spirits from the world of jazz and blues.

Going beyond the obvious covers that he’s done with within the first two cuts, the good Doctor delivers an interesting selection done in his usual style.

DR. JOHN - Ske-Dat-De-Dat... Spirit of Satch

Ske-Dat-De-Dat… Spirit of Satch

1. What A Wonderful World – feat. Nicholas Payton

2. Mack The Knife –
     feat. Terence Blanchard and Mike Ladd
3. Tight Like This –
     feat. Arturo Sandoval and Telmary
4. I’ve Got The World On A String – feat. Bonnie Raitt
5. Gut Bucket Blues – feat. Nicholas Payton
6. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child –
     feat. Anthony Hamilton
7. That’s My Home – feat. Wendell Brunious
8. Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen – feat. Ledisi
9. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams –
     feat. Terence Blanchard and THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
10. Dippermouth Blues – feat. James 12 Andrews
11. Sweet Hunk O’Trash – feat. Shemekia Copeland
12. Memories Of You – feat. Arturo Sandoval
13. When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) –

July 11, 2014

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