Music is nature's language. What it is telling you is to shut up for once and listen.

 

There is something extremely perverted in Dr.john's voice, distinct accent, way of singing, general demeanor, and of course, there is something extremely perverted, extremely, about his collections of hats.

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

    Opinions / Science / Theory of Relative Ignorance  
 

..and as I was a yuppy marketing and advertising executive for the better part
of a decade, I am not really impressed with stories of selling your soul to the devil...

    Art & Culture / Music / Blues / Robert Johnson  
   

Dr john - Is there a doctor in the house

There is something extremely perverted in Dr.john's voice, distinct accent, way of singing, general demeanor, and of course, there is something extremely perverted, extremely, about his collections of hats. It is not the Elton john outfits and glasses collection yelling here I am in all my gayness and glitz. No. it is just something…well..perverted.

 
 

I love Dr john. Probably because of that quality. That smiley slimy lock your daughters at home when he is passing vibe about him. He is the voodoo doctor, he is the love connector, the Louisiana lay down lonesome man of dark medicine.

And he grooves. Deeply . I don’t know if his style can be described as 'groove'. He is very groovy in nature, but what he plays is Cajun style Creole groove, where the beat has a French accent and the riffs could use a scrubbing with a steel brush before you can let them in the dining room.

 
 

He IS the queen zombie. Oh, sorry, king zombie. He IS the doctor. Although the truth is that I am quite sure he doesn’t have a license and the operations are done with both the anesthetics and the antiseptics come from the same bottle of empty French wine that now contains good old moonshine.

And he is the only doctor that specializes in what is under your heart. Not what is in it, but what is hidden under the parts you are willing to show. Somewhere between the heart and the guts. And he has a lot of guts.

 
 

Whenever I am working with a new young singer songwriter, doctor john comes up as reference to "this is how things SHOULD be done", and this is exactly his secret. He is real, and he taps into something that is so true, so valid, so touching, that his effect on modern music and singers is, although less known then his more famous counterparts, one of the things that keep music alive these days.
Yes, there IS a doctor in the house.
And if you pour him another drink he might play us something.
and you better be quick coming back with that drink, because it seems he is chatting up your wife…

 
Gilded splinters http://youtu.be/kWvdO3l4_P8
Talk to your daughter (w johny winter) http://youtu.be/gnLWoG7o6fM
Boogie woogie twins (w jools Holland ) http://youtu.be/1Fs_oTzIPgM
Such a night http://youtu.be/zFSQL-rx1_s
Iko iko http://youtu.be/vx1KhaEc_8I
Right place wrong time http://youtu.be/Ct4sVVqeoUE