Dr. John Week At My Place

Dr. John‘s first album, Gris Gris, is a masterpiece well worth revisiting. Best known for Walk On Guilded Splinters, which was a staple of FM rock stations when they were commercial free in that wonderful moment in the late 60’s when AM radio all but died for a new generation that preferred listening to whole albums (yep, CHOM, aka CKGM-FM, was actually a really good radio station for a few years back in 69-70), the album unleashed the Dr. John persona on the musical performing world complete with voodoo spells, swampy mists, French Quarter partying and awesome New Orleans R&B. Rolling Stone calls it the 143rd greatest album ever. Could go higher than that in my books.

Gris Gris

Here is the original Walk on Guilded Splinters.

And here is an interesting live version.

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