Goin' Back to New Orleans

Goin' Back to New Orleans

by Dr. JohnDr. John


Having cut an album of standards on his first Warner Brothers album, In a Sentimental Mood (1989), Dr. John turned for its follow-up to a collection of New Orleans standards. On an album he described in the liner notes as "a little history of New Orleans music," Dr. John returned to his hometown and set up shop at local Ultrasonic Studios, inviting in such local musicians as Pete Fountain, Al Hirt, and the Neville Brothers and addressing the music and styles of such local legends as Jelly Roll Morton, Huey "Piano" Smith, Fats Domino, James Booker, and Professor Longhair. The geography may have been circumscribed, but the stylistic range was extensive, from jazz and blues to folk and rock. And it was all played with festive conviction -- Dr. John is the perfect archivist for the music, being one of its primary proponents, yet he had never addressed it quite as directly as he did here.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2008
Label: Rhino Flashback
UPC: 0081227990091
catalogNumber: 26940

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dr. John   Primary Artist,Organ,Guitar,Piano,Electric Piano,Vocals,Soloist,Rhythm Section
Aaron Neville   Vocals
Art Neville   Vocals
Danny Barker   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,Rhythm Section
Pete Fountain   Clarinet,Horn,Soloist
Hirt   Trumpet,Horn,Soloist
Charles Neville   Percussion,Horn,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Human Whistle,Soloist,Rhythm Section
David Barard   Bass,Rhythm Section
Chuck Carbo   Background Vocals
Amadee Castenell   Horn,Tenor Saxophone
Shirley Goodman   Background Vocals
Herb Hardesty   Horn,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Kirk Joseph   Tuba,Horn
Fred Kemp   Tenor Saxophone
Clyde Kerr   Trumpet,Horn
Roger Lewis   Horn,Baritone Saxophone
Cyril Neville   Percussion,Vocals,Rhythm Section
Big Chief Smiley Ricks   Percussion,Rhythm Section
Alfred "Uganda" Roberts   Percussion,Rhythm Section
Chris Severin   Bass,Rhythm Section
Jamil Sharif   Trumpet,Horn,Soloist
Fred Staehle   Drums,Rhythm Section
Alvin "Red" Taylor   Baritone Saxophone
Eric Traub   Horn,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Alvin "Red" Tyler   Horn,Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Miller   Trumpet
Bruce Hammond   Trombone,Horn
Tommy Moran   Guitar,Rhythm Section
Connie Fitch   Background Vocals
Umar Sharif   Trumpet,Horn
Stephanie Whitfield   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Louis Moreau Gottschalk   Inspiration
Danny Barker   Arranger,rhythm arrangement
W.C. Handy   Composer
Edward Frank   Arranger
Martha E. Koenig   Composer
Stewart Levine   Producer
Wardell Quezergue   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Schmitt   Engineer
Alvin "Red" Taylor   Arranger
Alvin "Red" Tyler   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Spencer Williams   Composer
Dr. John   Arranger
Tom Recchion   Art Direction

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