Atco Records release ‘Dr. John’s Gumbo,’ his fifth album featuring ‘Iko Iko’ (1972)

‘Dr. John’s Gumbo’ is his fifth album (and a tribute to the music of his native city) released on April 20, 1972 y Atco Records.

Track Listing : 1.Iko Iko (James Sugar Boy Crawford) – 04:08 . 2.Blow Wind Blow (Huey Piano Smith, Izzy Cougarden) – 03:17 . 3.Big Chief (Earl King) – 03:25 . 4.Somebody Changed The Lock (Mac Rebennack) – 02:42 . 5.Mess Around (Ahmet Ertegün) – 03:09 . 6.Let The Good Times Roll (Earl King) – 03:56 . 7.Junko Partner (Bob Shad) – 04:27 . 8.Stack-A-Lee (Traditional) – 03:28 . 9.Tipitina (Henry Roeland Byrd) – 02:04 . 10.Those Lonely Lonely Nights (Earl King, Johnny Vincent) – 02:30 . 11.Huey Smith Medley (Huey Piano Smith, Johnny Vincent) – 03:17 . – High Blood Pressure . – Don’T You Just Know It. – Well I’Ll Be John Brown . 12.Little Liza Jane (Huey Piano Smith, Johnny Vincent) – 02:59


Tom Wilkes

Musicians : Dr. John – Guitar, Piano, Cornet, Vocals . Lee Allen – Tenor Saxophone . Ronnie Barron – Organ, Piano, Vocals . Harold Battiste – Clarinet, Saxophone, Horn Arrangements . Morris Bechamin – Saxophone . Jimmy Calhoun – Bass . Sidney George – Harmonica, Saxophone . Shirley Goodman – Vocals . Ken Klimak – Guitar . Tammy Lann – Vocals . Dave Lastie – Saxophone . Melvin Lastie – Trumpet, Cornet . Robbie Montgomery – Vocals . Keith Olsen – Engineer . Alvin Robinson – Guitar . Jessica Smith – Vocals . Fred Staehle – Drums, Percussion . Richard Washington – Percussion . John Ewing – Trombone

Production : Produced By Harold Battiste, Jerry Wexler . Keith Olsen – Engineer

Package : Tom Wilkes asterisques RVM – Photography . Barry Feinstein – Photography

Recorded 1971 – 1972.

Released On April 20, 1972 By Atco Records.

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allmusic
There aren’t as many psychedelic flourishes as there were on his first two albums, but the ones that are present enhance his sweeping vision of American roots music. […]

STUCK IN THE PAST!
His version of “Iko Iko” managed to break into the Top 40and it took him from being an underground cult musician to a widely-recognised authority on the music of New Orleans. […]

Robert Christgau
Given Mac Rebennack’s limitations as a songwriter, this selection of tunes that made Bourbon Street jump in the ’50s is an ideal showcase for his studio-expert piano and sly, whining, raceless vocal affectations. […]

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