Thursday, October 31, 2019

New Unearthed "Big Band Voodoo" Music From The Late, Great Dr. John with The WDR Big Band

On November 1st comes the first posthumous release from the Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and New Orleans music icon Dr. John. The new album titled "Big Band Voodoo" was recorded in Germany back in 1995 and features Dr. John leading the big band on this new sixteen track release. The album was discovered by Dr. John manager and long-time friend Stanley Chaisson, who was able to give us more great music from this truly one-of-a-kind artist.

The album kicks off with the high energy "Indian Red" and the bluesy swagger of "I'm Just Lucky," as Dr. John seems to sound right at home among Germany's WDR Big Band. He brings out the soulful jazz of "Blue Skies" and then showcases his skills on the keys with the upbeat, playful "Stagger Lee." His voice perfectly matches the music on "New York City Blues," while "Mess Around" showcases the love and energy that Dr. John has for performing with a band of top musicians. The album closes with the quietness of "So Long," as you can picture Dr. John singing this song in a smokey lounge, along with his love for his home city with "Going Back To New Orleans." To find out more about this new Dr, John  release "Big Band Voodoo," please visit orangemusicrecords.com.

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