European CD reissue.
On an album he described in the liner notes as "a little history of New Orleans music," Dr. John returned to his hometown and set up shop at local Ultrasonic Studios, inviting in such local musicians as Pete Fountain, Al Hirt, and the Neville Brothers and addressing the music and styles of such local legends as Jelly Roll Morton, Huey "Piano" Smith, Fats Domino, James Booker, and Professor Longhair. The geography may have been circumscribed, but the stylistic range was extensive, from jazz and blues to folk and rock. And it was all played with festive conviction -- Dr. John is the perfect archivist for the music, being one of its primary proponents, yet he had never addressed it quite as directly as he did here.
Litanie Des Saints
My Indian Red
I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say
Basin Street Blues
Didn't He Ramble
Do You Call That a Buddy?
How Come My Don't Bark (When You Come Around)?
Good Night, Irene
Since I Fell for You
I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You
Goin' Home Tomorrow
Scald Dog Medley / I Can't Go on
Goin' Back to New Orleans
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