Posthumous DR. JOHN Album ‘THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY’ Out This Fall – Hear The First Taster Here

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.”

First taster.
A reworded version of his 1968 pearl
I Walk On Guilded Splinters

DR. JOHN: Website – All Albums

The Legendary Multifaceted New Orleans Nite Tripper DR. JOHN Passed Away At 77…

DR. JOHN (born: Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.), one of the most colorful, most eccentric, most flamboyant and most virtuoso singer/songwriters and amazing pianists in music
ever, passed away yesterday – on 6th June – after a fatal heart attack. The multifaceted
New Orleans phenomenon and voodoo inspired nite tripper was 77. Here are 3 glorious moments to remember this genuine legend…

– SUCH A NIGHT –
(Live at the final concert of The Band in 1976)

– REVOLUTION –
(From his 2012 Locked Down album)

– I WALK ON GUILDED SPLINTERS –
(Live version of one of his best moments / from his 1968 Gris Gris album)

DR. JOHN: Facebook –Biography – All Albums – Website

10 Memorable Albums Turning 50 in 2018!…

When I went back in time to find out which outstanding
longplayers still sound spectacular today after 50 years I
was really surprised that some of them actually turn fifty
as you hear their influences daily in 21st century music.
Here’s my selection. Ten classics! Ten stunning survivors!…


1/ ‘ASTRAL WEEKS’
by VAN MORRISON
Rolling Stone wrote: “Van Morrison never sounded more warm and ecstatic,
more sensual and vulnerable, than on his enigmatically beautiful solo debut”

Released:  29 November 1968
Listen: here

2/ ‘BEGGARS BANQUET’ by THE ROLLING STONES
Time Magazine: “England’s most subversive
roisterers since Fagin’s gang in Oliver Twist

Released: 6 December 1968
Listen: here

3/ ‘THE KINKS ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY’ by THE KINKS
Rolling Stone: “Each new hearing is a combined joy of renewal and discovery”
Released: 22 November 1968
Listen: here

4/ ‘WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT’ by THE VELVET UNDERGOUND
All Music wrote: “It’s easily the least accessible of VU’s studio albums, but anyone
wanting to hear their guitar-mauling tribal frenzy straight with no chaser will love it.”

Released: 30 January 1968
Listen: here

5/ ‘GRIS-GRIS’ by DR.JOHN
Rolling Stone:A swamp-funk classic. ‘Gris-Gris’ blends
New Orleans R&B, voodoo chants and chemical inspiration.”

Released: 22 January 1968
Listen: here

6/ ‘THE BEATLES / THE WHITE ALBUM’ by THE BEATLES
All Music wrote: “None of it sounds like it was meant to share album space together,
but somehow The Beatles create its own style and sound through its mess.”

Released: 22 November 1968
Listen: here

7/ ‘OGDENS’ NUT GONE FLAKE’ by THE SMALL FACES
All Music wrote: “The ballsiest-sounding piece of
full-length psychedelia to come out of England in 1968”

Released: 24 May 1968
Listen: here

8/ ‘DANCE TO THE MUSIC’ by SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE
Rolling Stone: “Overall the album is uneven, but its highs are intense,
prolonged and ecstatic. Seductive melodies and horn lines tickle your mind.”

Released: 27 April 1968
Listen: here

9/ ‘ELECTRIC LADYLAND’ by JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
All Music: “Jimi Hendrix takes his funk and psychedelic sounds to the absolute limit.”
Released: 16 October 1968
Listen: here

10/ ‘MUSIC FROM BIG PINK’ by THE BAND
Rolling Stone: “The rustic beauty of The Band’s music and the drama of their own
reflections on family and obligations made ‘Big Pink’ an instant homespun classic.”

Released: 1 July 1968
Listen: here