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  • Real name : Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr.
  • Date of birth : 21/11/1940

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  • Dr. John Creaux
  • John Dr.
  • Mac Rebennack

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Dr. John (1940)

Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr.

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Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack, Jr. , better known by the stage name Dr. John , is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist, whose music combines blues, pop, jazz as well as Zydeco, boogie woogie and rock and roll.

Active as a session musician since the late 1950s, he came to wider prominence in the early 1970s with a wildly theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies. Rebennack has recorded over 20 albums and in 1973 scored a top-20 hit with the jaunty funk-flavored "Right Place Wrong Time", still perhaps his best-known song.

The winner of five Grammy Awards, Rebennack was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by singer John Legend on Monday, March 14, 2011.

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 early life and career
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, his professional musical career began there in the 1950s. He originally concentrated on guitar and he gigged with local bands including Mac Rebennack and the Skyliners, (Paul Staele/Dennis "Bootsie" Cuquet, drums; Earl Stanley, bass; Charlie Miller, trumpet; Charlie Maduell, sax; Roland "Stone" LeBlanc, vocals), Frankie Ford and the Thunderbirds, and Jerry Byrne and the Loafers. He had a regional hit with a Bo Diddley-influenced instrumental called "Storm Warning" on Rex Records in 1959. During these days he was an A&R man producing, with Charlie Miller, monophonic singles on 45s for Johnny Vincent and Joe Corona for such local labels as ACE, RON, RIC and others. For these sessions he oversaw A&R and the rhythm section while Miller wrote the horn arrangements and headed up the horns. It was a productive team until Miller decided to move to New York and to study music formally.

Rebennack's career as a guitarist came to an end when his left ring finger was injured by a gunshot while he was defending singer/keyboardist Ronnie Barron, his bandmate, Jesuit High School classmate, and longtime friend. After the injury, Rebennack concentrated on bass guitar before making piano his main instrument; pianist Professor Longhair was an important influence on Rebennack's piano stylings.

He moved to Los Angeles in 1963 where he became a "first call" session musician on the booming Los Angeles studio scene in the 1960s and 1970s, providing backing for Sonny & Cher (and some of the incidental music for Cher's first film, Chastity), and for Canned Heat on their albums Living the Blues and Future Blues , and many other acts.

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Name Duration Released
Perdido 05:50 1999
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) 05:32 1999
Caravan 06:24 1999
I'm Gonna Go Fishin' 05:04 1999
Thing's Ain't What They Used To Be 06:25 1999
On The Wrong Side of the Railroad Tracks 05:42 1999
Do Nothin' 'Til You Hear From Me 05:31 1999
Mood Indigo 06:55 1999
Satin Doll 04:46 1999
Solitude 05:06 1999
Don't Get Around Much Anymore 02:47 1999
Shut D Fonk Up 05:10 1994
Shadows 04:03 1994
Witchy Red 04:16 1994
Limbo 04:30 1994
Lissen 04:29 1994
U Lie 2 Much 04:30 1994
Television 04:36 1994
Money (That's What I Want) 03:23 1994
Spaceship Relationship 04:05 1994
Thank You 04:03 1994
I Walk On Guilded Splinters 07:57 1987
Let's Make A Better World 02:54 1987
Me-You=Loneliness 03:03 1987
What Comes Around 03:10 1987
Fire of Love 03:58 1978
Snake Eyes 06:44 1978
Rain 04:48 1978
Wild Honey 04:10 1978
Street Side 06:01 1978
Dance the Night Away with You 04:06 1978
City Lights 03:22 1978
Sonata/He's a Hero 05:20 1978
Will the Circle Be Unbroken 05:32 1975
Back by the River 04:01 1975
Yesterday 05:21 1975
Swanee River Boogie 02:51 1975
The Way You Do the Things You Do 03:46 1975
Reggae Doctor 03:19 1975
New Island Soiree 03:13 1975
I Wanna Rock 03:15 1975
Hollywood Be Thy Name 03:16 1975
Quitters Never Win 03:17 1974
Go Tell the People 03:06 1974
Can't Git Enuff 03:00 1974
Sing Along Song 02:44 1974
R U 4 Real 04:16 1974
Rite Away 02:43 1974
Mos' Scocious 02:47 1974
Me Minus You Equals Loneliness 03:06 1974
Stealin' 03:32 1974
Desitively Bonnaroo 02:31 1974
Such a Night 02:55 1973
Life 02:29 1973
Peace Brother Peace 02:47 1973
Traveling Mood 03:03 1973
Qualified 04:46 1973
Just the Same 02:49 1973
Cold Cold Cold 02:37 1973
Same Old Same Old 02:39 1973
I Been Hoodood 03:12 1973
Right Place Wrong Time 02:50 1973
Shoo Fly Marches On 03:15 1973
Let the Good Times Roll 00:00 1972
Well I'll Be John Brown 00:00 1972
Mess Around 00:00 1972
Don't You Just Know It 00:00 1972
Somebody Changed the Lock 00:00 1972
High Blood Pressure 00:00 1972
Big Chief 00:00 1972
Huey Smith Medley 00:00 1972
Blow Wind Blow 00:00 1972
Those Lonely Lonely Nights 00:00 1972
Iko Iko 00:00 1972
Tipitina 00:00 1972
Stack-A-Lee 00:00 1972
Junko Partner 00:00 1972
Black John the Conqueror 06:20 1971
Craney Crow 06:40 1971
Where Ya at Mule 04:56 1971
Mardi Gras Day 08:11 1970
Chippy, Chippy 03:32 1970
Wash, Mama, Wash 03:42 1970
What Goes Around Comes Around 02:57 1970
Loop Garoo 04:42 1970
Glowin' 05:39 1969
Babylon 05:25 1969
Barefoot Lady 03:10 1969
Black Widow Spider 05:01 1969
Danse Fambeaux 04:56 1968
Mama Roux 02:59 1968
Danse Kalinda Ba Doom 03:39 1968
Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya 05:36 1968

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