The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music is now available for pre-order.
Encompassing a two-CD, Blu-ray and DVD pack, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John captures a star-studded concert at New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre, with Dr. John joined by a stunningly diverse assortment of notable guest artists, including Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen, Jason Isbell, Cyril Neville, Aaron Neville, George Porter Jr., Widespread Panic, Warren Haynes, Ryan Bingham, John Fogerty, Allen Toussaint and many more!
On Saturday, May 3, 2014, a group of esteemed musicians and friends joined together for “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music” a special concert event taping that honored this musical icon. The star-studded concert took place at New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre, with Dr. John joined by a stunningly diverse assortment of notable guest artists, who perform 22 songs written, recorded and/or popularized by Dr. John during his prolific six-decade career, honoring his large and still-growing musical legacy.
“It was very moving to have all these people paying tribute to me, but I just treated it like it was another show,” Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and six-time GRAMMY®-winner Dr. John says of the concert.
The performers include Bruce Springsteen, who duets with Dr. John on the 1973 smash “Right Place Wrong Time”; Jason Isbell, who delivers a heartfelt “Blow Wind Blow”; John Fogerty, who performs the raucous Crescent City anthem “New Orleans”; Mavis Staples, who brings gospel fervor to “Lay My Burden Down”; Widespread Panic, who lend musical muscle to “Familiar Reality”; and Ryan Bingham, who delivers a haunting “Back by the River.”
Fittingly, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John also features memorable performances by several New Orleans legends, including Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Terence Blanchard, John Boutté, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, George Porter Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste of the Meters, and Aaron, Charles and Cyril Neville. Bassist Don Was served as the project’s musical director, leading an all-star house band that also included Allman Brothers Band/Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, renowned NOLA pianist John Gros, Funky Meters guitarist Brian Stoltz and journeyman drummer Kenny Aronoff, as well as Dr. John’s longstanding musical compatriot, trombonist Sarah Morrow.
Scheduled for release on October 14, 2016 the expansive live tribute set is a powerful testament to the far-ranging influence and indomitable musical spirit of the iconic New Orleans singer/pianist/guitarist. Encompassing a two-CD, Blu-ray and DVD package along with a stand-alone two-CD version, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John captures a star-studded concert at New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre, with Dr. John joined by a stunningly diverse assortment of notable guest artists, who perform 22 songs written, recorded and/or popularized by Dr. John during his prolific six-decade career, honoring his large and still-growing musical legacy.
Dr. John Interview (Opening Sequence)
Right Place Wrong Time – Dr. John and Bruce Springsteen
Blow Wind Blow – Jason Isbell
My Indian Red – Cyril Neville
Somebody Changed the Lock – Anders Osborne and Bill Kreutzmann
Please Send Me Someone to Love – Dr. John, Aaron Neville and Charles Neville
Junko Partner – George Porter Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste
Since I Fell for You – Irma Thomas
Stack-A-Lee – Tab Benoit
Life – Allen Toussaint
Street People – Shannon McNally
Big Chief – Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
Dr. John Interview
Familiar Reality – Widespread Panic and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Horns
You Lie – Warren Haynes
Traveling Mood – Chuck Leavell
Back by the River – Ryan Bingham
Let’s Make a Better World – John Boutté
Lay My Burden Down – Mavis Staples
New Orleans – John Fogerty
Come Rain or Come Shine – Dr. John and Terence Blanchard
I Walk on Guilded Splinters – Dr. John and Sarah Morrow
Such a Night – Dr. John and Sarah Morrow