RIP Dr. John (1941-2019)

Dr. John was a living embodiment of a vast collection of American music traditions and sort of became a genre all to himself. It’s truly a surprise that he was really just one man, as he lived a life that was grand, colorful and as theatrical as any Mardi Gras parade.

Please join me in remembering and celebrating the good doctor with some of my favorite performances:

With Professor Longhair, The Meters and Earl King, 1974:


With Johnny Winter, 1984


VPRO PikNik, 1974


With Jerry Garcia and John Kahn, 1982


With Etta James, 1987


At the Mar Y Sol Festival, 1972


Syracuse, 1972


Beat Club, 1970

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-KH

Published by Record Crates United

Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and Thewaster.com and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine. Also, please check out the blog's super-active Instagram account, @recordcratesunited for daily blurb-styled music reviews.

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