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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:26 pm    Post subject: dr john Reply with quote

dr john writes songs that sound good when you've been drinking, cuz he thinks when you're high things are good

it's like he finds it hard to smile for the camera at other times

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

he has a very interesting story (if I still got the details right)- left New Orleans due to some "legal" issues and landed in L A as a session player.... got really bored with the recording scene at the time and got inspired by some music from the bayou attributed to a healer known as "Dr. John" he recorded some stuff with some local folks and eneded up singing, bnot because he wanted to... just turned out that way, in the L A scene and it caught on... the name Dr. John "the night tripper' stuck. He initially performed , being mainly the singer dressed in furs draped all over his body looking like some shaman- had go-go dancer/back-up singers. I saw him at the Fillmore a few times (he was usually the opener, opening for blues acts which always seemed an odd mix... but we wuz all high back in the day and it was all good

I didn't find out till years later that he was actually a keyboard player

I wouldn't say he was an influence on me... but somehow a few times my singing voice has been given the "reminds me of..."

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he actually was originally a guitar player.

I used to see him when he was the Night Tripper (I'm from there) and he'd come in with his band doing a Mardi Gras mambo line thru the theater with voodoo dancers and throwing beads and shit.
It seemed pretty outrageous back then.

Two guys I played with in Baton Rouge were 1st cousins of his and it's one of those big close families so we'd be gigging and during the break they'd get a call and it'd be Mac. I never actually met him but I stood on the receiving end of a lot of his phone conversations.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

was he attired in furs and feathers when you saw him?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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was he attired in furs and feathers when you saw him?
yeah and throwing handsful of glitter in the air
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The temptation to avail oneself of the inevitable pulchritudinous offers extended to one in a situation like that might prove more than an ordinary man could resist.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'having great physical beauty' offers?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet he got laid a lot.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually he looked a bit more freaky than appealing in the furs, feathers (and I'd forgot about the glitter)
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