***Lilith present a reissue of Dr. John 's Anytime, Anyplace , originally released in 1974. Cutting his teeth on New Orleans session work while still a teen in the 1950s, pianist and singer Dr. John (born Mac Rebennack ) emerged in the late 1960s with Gris-Gris , a blend of snaky rhythms, Crescent City funk, and swampland voodoo flair. Since then, he has remained one of New Orleans's prime musical ambassadors, an artist with his own trademark sound and style. These sessions actually have a feeling not unlike his early-70s work. Most of the titles are self-penned, and there are also a few Professor Longhair covers. If you like vintage Dr. John, this is almost mandatory. Clear vinyl.
***BACK IN STOCK ON GREEN VINYL!!! 1968 debut album from the king of the psychedelic bayou—the hypnotic, mystical and powerful sound of the swamp coming to life. As he became DR. JOHN (real name MAC REBENNACK), it was his LA session work with musicians like Sonny & Cher, Canned Heat, and Zappa that allowed him to start conjuring up his visions of guitar psych-pop to walk alongside his authentic New Orleans upbringing. While Gris Gris contains moments that make it a type stamped symbol of its era, it might have well been made in outer space. Recorded in its own psychic and stylistic vacuum, the album borrows as heavily from the New Orleans’ musical culture in which he grew up as it does the looming continuous pulse of war, heavy drugs, and the end of the free love/hippie movement. The album was taken under the wing of a small percentage of the “underground” upon its release in 1968 and did not find a true following for years. Original 1968 mono mix sourced from the original tapes. Pressed on limited edition green vinyl.