New longplayers coming soon
6 May 2022
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr., better known as the eccentric and fantastic
singer-songwriter-performer DR. JOHN passed away, at the age of 77, in 2019.
The legend made/released countless longplayers. A posthumous one, titled THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY is waiting in the pipeline before getting released on 23 September
via Rounder Records .
It was produced by Dr. John’s daughter Karla R. Pratt, and it features covers of songs by Hank Williams, Jack Clement (by way of Johnny Cash), Willie Nelson, and more, as well as a handful of originals.
Karla Pratt told Rolling Stone Magazine: “Years ago he talked about how hip Hank Williams was. He loved how simple yet emotionally complex Hank’s songs are, that they have a hook with a twist. For this album inspired by listening to the Louisiana Hayride [radio show] and icons of country and western, he was excited to do songs in a way that evokes emotion that sticks with you long after one of the songs — done his soulful way — is played.”
A reworded version of his 1968 pearl
I Walk On Guilded Splinters…
DR. JOHN: Website – All Albums