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THE SUN MOON & HERBS Limited Gatefold 180gram Audiophile Vinyl LP

by Dr. John

Release Date: 14 April 2017

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: Music On Vinyl

£16.99

DR. JOHN THE SUN MOON & HERBS Limited Gatefold 180gram Audiophile Vinyl LP

Overview:
Dr. John a.k.a the night tripper is a singer, songwriter, voice actor, pianist, and guitarist, whose music combines Blues, Pop, Jazz, Zydeco, Boogie Woogie and Rock & Roll.

Active as a session musician since the late 1950s, he gained a cult following in the late 1960's following the release of his album Gris-Gris and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive music. He performed a wildly theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies. This eventually resulted in his signature 'voodoo' music style.

The Sun Moon & Herbs is described by Allmusic as "dark and swampy" and "best listened to on a hot, muggy night with the sound of thunder rumbling off in the distance like jungle drums".

The center-piece of the album is "Familiar Reality," a long cut based on one evil-sounding Stones-type riff. As usual, Dr. John's strength lies in his galvanizing; mesmerizing choruses. The ones on "Black John the Conqueror" and "File Gumbo" are unforgettable.

180 gram audiophile vinyl
Gatefold sleeve
Includes insert with lyrics

Featured Tracks:
SIDE A
1. BLACK JOHN THE CONQUEROR
2. WHERE YA AT MULE
3. CRANEY CROW

SIDE B
1. FAMILIAR REALITY-OPENING
2. POTS ON FIYO (FILÉ GUMBO) / WHO I GOT TO FALL ON (IF THE POT GET HEAVY)
3. ZU ZU MAMOU
4. FAMILIAR REALITY-REPRISE

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