RIP Dr. John

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RIP Dr. John

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For me he was the very embodiment of New Orleans music. Sadly, I never got to see him perform.

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Damn, I always liked him.
I went through a period in highschool when I was all about Dr. John, my friends thought I was such a weirdo.
Good, solid fun music.
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Within a week of Leon Redbone--who he once recorded with-but I always thought worked together more than they did. They had a certain crossover imho (though Redbone was not nearly as N'awlins influenced.)


I purchased a bunch of Dr. John's stuff this past February for a Mardi Gras party, always liked him. His part in the Last Waltz is one of my favorites.
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I got into my car and the local NPR station was playing Dr. John. I had forgotten how much I liked his stuff.
I remember how I discovered his music, I was browsing through the $.99 cut out albums when I was around 15 or so and I bought a Dr. John album solely based on the cool cover art. Took it home and tossed it on and was immediately a fan.
A sad day for music indeed.
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While perhaps out of season--but, is well-performed music EVER out of season?--BoingBoing.net posted a link to this video which dates from 1990 of Dr. John and Leon Redbone singing "Frosty the Snowman".

Forgive the opening commercial built into the introduction.
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