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olan
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Dr John

Post by olan » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:45 pm

Just heard the very sad news that Dr John has passed away. I have started to listen to his work quite a bit. Jason made a very decent contribution to his Anutha Zone LP.

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Re: Dr John

Post by ro » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:42 am

Bad week : (

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Re: Dr John

Post by herman » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:38 am

Sadfull news. Happy I got the chance to see him doing a 2+hrs concert a couple of years ago.
"Thank you"

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Re: Dr John

Post by angelsighs » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:48 pm

won't pretend to be an expert on Dr John's career but I love Gris Gris- what a superbly unique stew that album is, it's a classic.

although I can't recall, there's a good chance I first became aware of his work via the Spiritualized connection.
there's some great pics online of Jason with Dr John (presumably from his work on the Anutha Zone album) where J is laughing and looks in total awe.

of course the piano playing on Cop Shoot Cop isn't too shabby either (no live version ever really captured that)

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Re: Dr John

Post by BzaInSpace » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:49 pm

Bad week indeed.

Another example of his amazing piano playing as a 'mere' session musician is on 'Let it Loose' by the Stones.

That's simply all kinds of epic & beautiful.
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