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Goin Back to New Orleans

Dr. JohnAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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listen  8. Do You Call That A Buddy? 3:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. How Come My Dog Don't Bark (When You Come Around) 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Good Night, Irene 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Fess Up (Instrumental Version) 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen13. I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen15. Goin' Home Tomorrow 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Blue Monday 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Scald Dog Medley / I Can't Go On 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Goin' Back To New Orleans 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 

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The legendary Dr. John is a six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, ... Read more in Amazon's Dr. John Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 16, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B000002LTW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,559 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Who better than Dr. John to give a history of New Orleans music? From 1992.

Goin' Back traces a century of Crescent City musical history, starting in the mid-19th century with Louis Moreau Gottschalk, a classical composer influenced by the African chants and slave dances he witnessed in New Orleans' Congo Square. With support from some of the city's most prominent musical pioneers (including Danny Barker, Pete Fountain, and the Neville Brothers), Dr. John breathes new life into the work of Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, James Booker, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis, and Huey Piano Smith. From early jazz to junkie blues, Goin' Back covers it all, ranging from well-trod standards ("Basin Street Blues," "Careless Love") to otherwise forgotten jewels ("I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say," "How Come My Dog Don't Bark"). What's most remarkable is how utterly alive and timeless it sounds. --Keith Moerer

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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch blues album! November 7, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I am a fan of delta blues, chicago blues, and New Orleans blues because of Dr. John. This album has incredible blues piano on several tracks - definitely check out "Careless Love" and "Basin Street Blues" to see what I mean. My two favorite songs on this album are "I thought I heard Buddy Bolden Say" and "How Come My Dog Don't Bark When You Come Around?" It's hard to choose favorites on this album because they are all so good! The songs on this album include New Orleans blues favorites that have endured for so long it is not known who originally wrote the song!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Retrospective In Its Own Right... February 25, 2000
Format:Audio CD well as a great Dr. John Album. When I bought it, I only knew one song, but I knew it had the best damn version of "Goodnight Irene" I'd ever heard. When I put it on and it played me "Litanie de Saints" I knew it was twenty dollars well spent. There's music for all moods on this album, from a fun rocker "How Come My Dog Don't Bark" to a moody "Goin' Home Tomorrow" to a rollicking "Indian Red" to "Goodnight Irene," which will make you fall in love with the first woman you meet named Irene.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Orleans through a prism of elegant madness November 28, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Dr John has had a hard time fore several decades living up to the promise of his amazing debut album. With this disc, however, he finally (amazingly, for the first time) records in New Orleans and covers a set of New Orleans standards. Althogh "covers" is perhaps the wrong word. Perhaps the highlight is a serious remake of "Basin Street Blues", where the original "good darkie" lyrics are re-written to describe the NO that Mac knows, rather than a place where (charmingly) the "black and the white folks meet". However, it is matched or bettered by excellent versions of such classics as "Goodnight Irene" (perhaps not the song one would think of as a natural for Dr John).
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr. John is the coolest! May 30, 2002
Format:Audio CD
On this disc, Dr. John covers a bunch of old New Orleans standards and they all sound great. He has home-town guests including the Neville Brothers, Al Hirt, and Pete Fountain. Even the liner notes are cool, as Dr. John gives a little bit of history for each one of the songs. Some of the lyrics are a little funny, and some of the other lyrics must have been the gangsta' rap of their day. Apparently, when there is cheating going on, somebody is going to get cut up. It's mostly just good-time music, though.
Dr. John is the coolest!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lushly made, just plain outstanding music October 2, 2004
Format:Audio CD
One of my top 10 favorite albums from the 1990s. The vocal interpretations of these classic New Orleans songs are fabulous. The production is lush, and in this case, all the orchestration works to propel this album into something that is both fun and exquisitely beautiful. You can listen to this album again and again and always find something new that's interesting. A finely detailed portrait of New Orleans music intelligently done.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beginnig to end, Fabulous! May 25, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Beginning with "des saints", Dr. John draws you into a New Orleans of many years past when you could step inside a piano bar and hear the best play. And ending with "Goin' Back to New Orleans" makes you wish you could stay in that frozen moment of time. Just hit replay, relax, and wish you had lived when it all went on.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr. John: The Voodoo King August 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I picked up this album while in New Orleans for Jazz Fest 2005. I found it at a discount price while shopping in the LA Music Factory. This album now remains in my rotation on a regular basis. This was my first Dr. John album and he blew me away. I knew after listening to this album I would be a fan for life. When I think of New Orleans Louis Armstrong and Wynton Marsalis come to mind...add Dr. John to that list!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Goin' Back To New Orleans September 5, 2007
Format:Audio CD
If you like "Gut Bucket" or "Barrelhouse" Blues, then these sides by Dr. John are for you! Done in a traditional New Awlins' style, backed by a treasure chest of GREAT artist's, such as: the Neville Brothers, Pete Fountain & Al Hirt! I was particularly intrigued by the late Prince Partridge tune: "How Come My Dog Don't Bark (When you come round')which,
written in the 40's, I had not heard for years! GREAT STUFF, Dr. John!
Encore, Encore!
Host-The Roots Of Rock N' Roll-KBOO-90.7FM. Portland,Oregon]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
always love his music
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
sounded like a fun family party
Published 3 days ago by D. Elliott
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very good
Published 1 month ago by james white
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great songs fun to play
Published 1 month ago by blueriver
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Published 2 months ago by Jan B Hudgens
5.0 out of 5 stars masterpice
I think this is the best thing Mac had done up to this point in his life complete w/ a story about every tune in the booklet very good coverage of New Orleans styles of... Read more
Published 8 months ago by joe
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine fine Dr. John
Really nice album. A joy to listen to. This is more a traditional album with wonderful musicians and compositions. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Scott Weinstein
5.0 out of 5 stars BORN ON A BAYOU
DR. JOHN-GOIN' BACK TO NEW ORLEANS: Those who are familiar with the "funky butt" sound of DR. JOHN (his term) knows he never LEFT "the Big Easy". Read more
Published 17 months ago by Jukebox Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars N'Awlins!
A lot (most) folks wouldn't get most of this stuff; but I lived down there for a while, and I love Dr. John's faithful roll, and more, I love me some New Orleans ! ! ! !
Published 19 months ago by Laurence P. Iverson
5.0 out of 5 stars another great Dr John album
I don't own many Dr John albums, but I haven't been disappointed by the ones I have ("Gumbo" and "Locked Down") or by his work on other people's albums, usually as a backup... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Stanley Crowe
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