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Ltd. Edition Dr. John - The Sun, Moon & Herbs (New, Audiophile, 180 Gram Vinyl) 


This is an audiophile-quality Speaker's Corner pressing of Dr. John's classic 1971 album The Sun, Moon & Herbs pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

One cool distinction -- This album featured Mick Jagger among the background singers, The Memphis Horns on rhythm section, Eric Clapton sitting in on guitar, and The Rolling Stones' Bobby Keys on sax. 

Originally conceived as three separate albums, The Sun Moon & Herbs was boiled into one simmering gumbo of classic New Orleans stylings, superstitions, rhythms & powerful voodoo. Dr. John kicks off the album with a trademark piano riff
while growling "There's an old man he lives down on Decatur Street..."  

The spells that Dr. John and his companions weave are dark and swampy on tracks like 'Black John The Conqueror' or the swampy 'Craney Crow' a younger sibling of his earlier 'Walk On Guilded Splinters' that has a similar effect on the listener.

'Pots On Fiyo (Filé Gumbo)' combines Latin-American rhythms with a wealth of Cajun chants and spells. The vocals are almost unfathomable and serve rather more as an additional musical instrument in the mix. 'Zu Zu Zu Mamou' is so tightly knitted that one can almost cut through the music with a knife; the mood here takes on a quite different meaning.

'The Sun, Moon & Herbs' is best heard on a hot sultry night where thunder rolls in the distance like jungle drums. Dr. John must have had something specific in mind, but it is up to the listener to find out just what it was.

LABEL: Speakers Corner
UPC: 4260019716002


1 Black John the Conqueror
2 Where Ya at Mule
3 Craney Crow
4 Familiar Reality-Opening
5 Pots on Fiyo (Filé Gumbo) / Who I Got to Fall on (If the Pot Get Heavy)
6 Zu Zu Mamou
7 Familiar Reality-Reprise