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Dr. John Captures the Spirit of Satch at Louis Armstrong Tribute Show

Near the end of his February 27th show at New York’s Town Hall, singer-pianist Mac Rebennack – the New Orleans R&B medicine man also known as Dr. John – opened what was obviously a slow, dark ballad with an extended run on his piano: robust flourishes of anguish in the middle and upper ranges; rhythmic torrents of sob down below. When he eventually leaned into the mic, in front of his road band the Nitetrippers and six-piece brass section, the tempo and rueful flair of the music practically announced the song, the traditional, mourning blues “St. James Infirmary.” Springsteen Surprises at Dr. John Tribute In fact, Dr.

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