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This was definitely going to be a CD that I would either love or hate--and I love it!
While he has extraordinary musical range, he is often at his best performing his own renditions of classic American songs.
Some great Duke Ellington songs done with that funky New Orleans rhythm ... and the way only Dr. John can do it!
I don't think a lot of the songs were Dr. John type. Maybe I was spoiled by The Very Best Of Dr. John.Published 14 months ago by jerene
I am a sold out for DR John, being a former French Quarter resident I go so spolied hearing his great writing and performances... Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by Gary J. Chenett
This is a very cool and totally classy collection of Duke Ellington classics done up in smooth funky "Big Easy" style by Dr. John. Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by Cincinnati Slim
Opinions - we've all got 'em. Some reviews blast the Doc just for singing! Others talk about unrecognizable Duke tunes or about the good Doc straying from his path. Read morePublished on July 21, 2010 by Sax Lover
When you put a master composer with a unique stylist, the results can only be quality. The Dr. seems to enjoy performing the classics of one of America's greats.Published on April 26, 2010 by JONNY-1 NYC
Although it seems almost sinful--and certainly politically incorrect--to admit it, I must say that I have never been much of a Duke Ellington fan. Read morePublished on July 23, 2009 by Karl W. Nehring
This one I held off on buying, but, finally gave in and bought it.
Old music was never really my thing to listen to, but, Dr Johns style of delivering the old sounds, now has... Read more
This is some very good music! Some great Duke Ellington songs done with that funky New Orleans rhythm ... and the way only Dr. John can do it!
Try it, you'll like it