Dr. John’s ‘Gris-Gris’ is his debut album recorded in 1967 in Los Angeles and released on January 22, 1968 by ATCO
Track Listing : 1.Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya (Dr. John Creaux) – 05:36 . 2.Danse Kalinda Ba Doom (Dr. John Creaux, Harold Battiste) – 03:39 . 3.Mama Roux (Dr. John Creaux, Jessie Hill) – 02:59 . 4.Danse Fambeaux (Dr. John Creaux) – 04:56 . 6.Croker Courtbullion (Battiste) – 06:00 . 7.Jump Sturdy (Dr. John Creaux) – 02:20 . 8.I Walk On Guilded Splinters (Dr. John Creaux) – 07:37
Musicians : Dr. John – Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar, Percussion . Harold Battiste – Bass, Clarinet, Percussion . Richard ‘Didimus’ Washington – Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion . Plas Johnson – Saxophone . Lonnie Boulden – Flute . Steve Mann – Guitar, Banjo . Ernest Mclean – Guitar, Mandolin . Bob West – Bass . Mo Pedido – Congas . John Boudreaux – Drums . Dave Dixon – Backing Vocals, Percussion . Jessie Hill – Backing Vocals, Percussion . Ronnie Barron – Backing Vocals, Percussion . Joni Jonz – Backing Vocals . Prince Ella Johnson – Backing Vocals . Shirley Goodman – Backing Vocals . Sonny Ray Durden – Backing Vocals . Tami Lynn – Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By Harold Battiste
Arrangements : Harold Battiste
Package : Marvin Israel – Design
Recorded In 1967 At Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles,.
Released On January 22, 1968 By Atco.
The album’s mysteries lead both inwards and outwards, taking the researcher on an odyssey that leads to figures like Père Antoine, an 18th century Louisiana priest with links to the Spanish Inquisitionand Robert Tallant, a newspaper columnist who co-wrote the aforementioned Gumbo Ya-Ya. […]
Gris-gris (Cajun for “Voodoo”) came along at a perfect time. The late 1960’s, where all forms of music were acceptedand rarely turned away. Psychedeliaand Acid Rock were the name of the gameand Mac was in no way ignorant to them. […]