Monday, October 27, 2008

DR. JOHN - GRIS-GRIS (1968)

HIPPIE, VOODOO, PSYCH, MARDI GRAS, TRIBAL, HIGH NIGHT TRIPPIN' OF THE LATE 60's
ARTIST`````DR. JOHN
ALBUM`````
GRIS-GRIS
GENRE`````PSYCHEDELIC, FUNK, ROCK N' ROLL, DRUGS?
YEAR````````1968


WHY:
This guy was something special in the late sixties. His debut album (Gris-gris) is quite an exploration of R&B blended in primitive voodoo aesthetics and coloured by some strange mystic/psych elements that I can't recognise. A very unique artist indeed. Lots of drugs involved too. Lots.

AN UNSUALY SHORT REVIEW FROM ALLMUSIC:

The most exploratory and psychedelic outing of Dr. John's career, a one-of-a-kind fusion of New Orleans Mardi Gras R&B and voodoo mysticism. Great rasping, bluesy vocals, soulful backup singers, and eerie melodies on flute, sax, and clarinet, as well as odd Middle Eastern-like chanting and mandolin runs. It's got the setting of a strange religious ritual, but the mood is far more joyous than solemn.

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14 comments:

gravitysra1nbow said...

this stuff is fckn weird

casio hardcore said...

Yeah man...this is some far-out stuff! Many thanks !!!

Dr.SideLove said...

Heard the track 'gris-gris gumbo ya ya' before, but never heard this album from Dr.John.
Very nice one.
Thanks for the upload.

Sr. Bungle said...

excelentisimo blog!

Panda Stuffer said...

Tnx people I've been away for some time but here I am now and some great albums are about to flow:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this one! I Love it!

zappahead said...

I had this in lp form years ago....lost it in the midst of time but....thanks to you I can relieve all those times again.....thanks for your wonderful... intersting and joyous....blog.

Anonymous said...

thanks! my bf got this lp from goodwill the other day, and i've been looking for a digital copy to play in my car!many many thanks for uploading!

Graham said...

I'm searching for a mono digital copy of this... any idea if it exists?

tvln said...

awesome album! thanks so much

Panda Stuffer said...

@ Graham - not sure maybe on e-bay or something like that.

@ tvln - Enjoy friend!

buy cialis said...

DR. JOHN is one of the strangest singer in the world, I was thinking that he was gay, but a friend said me that he is a "macho", well,I like his music , my favorite song is Ray Draper (tuba, percussion & background vocals)22dd

Daniel said...

Thanks always down for new/old muzac.

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DR. JOHN is one of the best American singer , I read some stories about him, so I have 20 songs in my ipod of his albums, my favorite song is "Yesterday" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) !!22dd

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