Mac Rebennack (aka Dr. John)

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Also performs as: Dr. John (New Orleans blues pianist, singer and songwriter)


Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack (born November 21, 1940), better known by the stage name Dr. John, is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist, whose music combines blues, pop, jazz as well as zydeco, boogie woogie and rock and roll.

Active as a session musician since the late 1950s, he gained a cult following in the late 1960s following the release of his album Gris-Gris and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music. He performed a wildly theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies. Rebennack has recorded over 20 albums and in 1973 scored a top-20 hit with "Right Place Wrong Time".

The winner of six Grammy Awards, Rebennack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by singer John Legend on March 14, 2011. In May 2013, Rebennack was the recipient of an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Tulane University. He was jokingly referred to by Tulane's president, Scott Cowen, as "Dr. Dr. John".

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Lucille & Friends B.B. King 2
1998 Born Bad, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
2010 The Ace (USA) Story, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2011 The Ace (USA) Story, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2012 The Roots of Psychobilly Various Artists 1
2013 Swampbilly Shindig: Rockabilly, Country & Soul From Deep South Various Artists 1
Songs The Cramps Taught Us, Volume 3 Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 New Orleans: Blues, Soul & Jazz Gumbo Various Artists 1

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