Dr. John has laid his burden down

7.6.2019 kl. 18:40 - Sveinbjörn Þórðarson

I was sad to hear that New Orleans blues piano legend Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) is no more. He has, to quote this song, "laid his burden down." I hope he gets gold pieces on his eyelids, loaded dice in his shoes, the finest hoes off'a Bourbon Street and to hear Professor Longhair play the low-down blues in the heavenly hereafter. Not that any of us dirty rats expect him there.

For those wishing to explore the man's work, I can recommend no better albums than the intimate and wonderful Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack Vols. 1 & 2. Here's his take on St. James Infirmary, from the latter: