Sad News - Dr. John passed away

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SteveFord

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Sad News - Dr. John passed away
« on: 7 Jun 2019, 01:18 am »
Another one of the greats has gone.
He always made me think of Leon Russell, I guess piano and same era being the connection.
Thank you for the music you made.

Phil A

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« Reply #1 on: 7 Jun 2019, 01:34 am »
RIP

dB Cooper

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« Reply #2 on: 7 Jun 2019, 01:47 am »
Another one of the greats has gone.
He always made me think of Leon Russell, I guess piano and same era being the connection.
Thank you for the music you made.

Steve-
I found out a few years ago that some Dr. John fans considered Leon to have 'ripped off' Dr. John's vocal style. (John had said that some people in N.O. were "lighting candles on Leon".) I had never made that connection, but now that I think aqbout it, I guess they both shared a gravelly vocal tone, but that's about it.

Saw Dr. John live about 5 or 6 years ago. RIP.

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Re: Sad News - Dr. John passed away
« Reply #3 on: 7 Jun 2019, 02:37 am »
Truly sad news. Just heard it on the tube. I very vividly remember my introduction to Dr. John, in a dorm room on the south side of Chicago late one night in '68. Gris Gris had just been released, and was a mind mender. Been a fan ever since. He wrote a lot of great music, of many types. Was fortunate to see & speak with him very briefly in a smallish Jazz dinner club in Seattle many years back. Very nice man, great pianist, his music will be missed. Rest in Peace Mac.

OzarkTom

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« Reply #4 on: 7 Jun 2019, 03:16 am »
One of my favorites. RIP Dr. John.

David C

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« Reply #5 on: 7 Jun 2019, 03:46 am »
Hey Ray hey Sugar, tellim’ who we are.............. Well we’re big rock singers we got golden fingers and we’re loved everywhere we go.

Also thanks for “Syliva’s mother”

RIP Dr. John

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Re: Sad News - Dr. John passed away
« Reply #6 on: 7 Jun 2019, 08:29 am »
Also thanks for “Syliva’s mother”

Dr Hook?

timind

Re: Sad News - Dr. John passed away
« Reply #7 on: 7 Jun 2019, 11:54 am »
Listened to Gris Gris just the other night. May the Night Tripper RIP.

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« Reply #8 on: 7 Jun 2019, 03:52 pm »
I stand corrected Sylvias mother was Dr Hook

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« Reply #9 on: 7 Jun 2019, 05:45 pm »
I've been a Dr, John fan for many years. I saw him at the Waldorf Astoria in 1996 at the Stereophile Hi-Fi show. He had Futureman (Roy Wooten) in his band that night. Helluva show.

RIP Mac......

Shakey

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« Reply #10 on: 7 Jun 2019, 09:28 pm »
I've seen him several times over the years. Always a knock out performer.
"I Walk on Gilded Splinters" (Gilded splinters being rays of starlight) from Gris Gris is one of the most astonishing and daring pieces conceived and recorded, a 90 degree turn from anything recorded previously, even for the wild 60s. It positively lit up late night underground radio in the late 60s. "Walk through the fire, fly through the smoke, see my enemies on the end of a rope". Not exactly peace and love, but Mac conjured it his way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWvdO3l4_P8
He made many, many more wonderful works. 
A truly great, one of a kind musician, but much more than that. He was dedicated to keeping great legacy music and culture alive for future music lovers.
"Goin' Back to New Orleans" is an amazing 1992 collection of 100+ year old songs that would never get airplay today but are wonderful and amazing. Well worth looking for, among many others.
Keep walking on those splinters, Mac.
Another giant gone. Who will step up?
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