Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dr. John - 2001 - Creole Moon

2001 - Creole Moon

Rhythm reigns supreme on Creole Moon, which cuts a sinuous, syncopated groove through the various styles that have informed the good Doctor's career. The bayou funk of "Bruha Bembe" recalls the juju mysteries of Dr. John's "Night Tripper" phase and the album-opening "You Swore" adheres to the hip-shaking tradition of "Right Place, Wrong Time," while the jazzier sophistication of "Holdin' Pattern," "Queen of Cold," and the title track show how far he has extended his musical terrain. Among the highlights are four songs cowritten with the late Doc Pomus, including the soulful balladry of "Imitation of Love." Guitarist Sonny Landreth and fiddler Michael Doucet contribute Cajun seasoning to this musical gumbo, while saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman and trombonist Fred Wesley provide stellar brass support. --Don McLeese

Track Listing:

 1. You Swore
2. In The Name Of You
3. Food For Thot
4. Holdin' Pattern
5. Bruha Bembe
6. Imitation Of Love
7. Now That You Got Me
8. Creole Moon
9. Georgianna
10. Monkey And Baboon
11. Take What I Can Get
12. Queen Of Cold
13. Litenin'
14. One 2 A.M. Too Many

I'm still planning on posting all of Dr. Johns material but I had to skip a few years to post this particular album up.  I listen to this all the time, and somehow never get tired of it.  This is another record that just bleeds New Orleans.  Check it out!

Creole Moon


  1. Hey man, good to see you back. Thanks for this one right here too! Gonna crank it later for sure.

  2. yea you right. I absolutely love this one.


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