Crate Dig of the Day
Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack (1982)
Found: FYE, $2.50
Is there a more enigmatic musician than Dr. John? He’s the type of personality that announces itself to the room without saying a word, but his unique presence often overshadows the most important thing about Mac Rebennack - he can play the hell out of a piano. For the first time on record, the persona is pushed aside. It’s nothing but Mac, his piano, and a set of mostly instrumental funk, blues, jazz, and gospel tunes that instantly transport you to the muggy and mysterious city we all love, New Orleans.