01. Good Times – Mac Rebennack02. New Orleans – Big Boy Myles With Mac Rebennack’s Orchestra03. (Put On Your Old) Gray Bonnet – Big Boy Myles With Mac Rebenna

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  • Rebennack Mac aka Dr. John - In Studio With Mac Rebennack aka Dr. John – Good Times In New Orleans 1958-62 (CD)


    • Mac Rebennack, who would gain fame under the pseudonym Dr. John, had become a valued composer, as well as a skilled keyboardist and guitarist by his late teens.

    He played with bands in his home city of New Orleans, cooking up a gumbo of rhythm & blues, boogie, and rock & roll peppered with unleashed horns and a Creole    flavor. His work was influenced greatly by pianist/songwriter Professor Longhair, who is regarded as a trailblazing pioneer of New Orleans-style R&B.

    This special release contains 30 studio tracks, including a wide selection of those overlooked 45s and seminal works Mac Rebennack made as a composer, producer, arranger and performer for different local labels, between 1958 and 1962.

    While some of the tracks were cut under his own name, on others he used pseudonyms such as Little Mac, and ’Drits & Dravy’. Some of the songs were taped at sessions led by the likes of Big Boy Myles, The Ends, Sugar Boy Crawford, Chuck Carbo, and Ronnie Barron, among others. A number of these tracks feature fabulous session players from the Crescent City scene, such as saxophonists Lee Allen & Alvin “Red” Tyler, and drummer Earl Palmer. These early works form the building blocks of Mac Rebennack’s incomparable musical legacy.

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