AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Analogue Productions - AAPP 093 - 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl
AAA 100% Analogue - Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Limited Edition - Pressed at QRP
I have some original Atco works that just don’t get the job done due to questionable pressings. I’m talking about new old-stock records that were ticky and crackly write out of the wrapper. One of those titles was by Dr. John, and AP recently put out his phenomenal Gumbo on 200-gram vinyl. My original copy was actually just fine, but it didn’t approach the level of magic found in these grooves. This is an unbelievable album presented unbelievably - Sound 4/5 HiFidelty.
Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, from the original analog tapes
200-gram vinyl plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings! Tip-on style gatefold jacket by Stoughton Printing
Dr. John's Gumbo bridged the gap between post-hippie rock and early rock & roll, blues, and R&B, offering a selection of classic New Orleans R&B, including "Tipitina" and "Junko Partner," updated with a gritty, funky beat. There aren't as many psychedelic flourishes as there were on his first two albums, but the ones that are present enhance his sweeping vision of American roots music. And that sly fusion of styles makes Dr. John's Gumbo one of Dr. John's finest albums.
Dr. John's Gumbo is the fifth album by New Orleans singer and pianist Dr. John, a tribute to the music of his native city. The album is a collection of covers of New Orleans classics, played by a major figure in the city's music.
Dr John's Gumbo was released in 1972 and is in many ways a tribute by Dr. John, aka the Night Tripper, to his hometown New Orleans. It features excellent interpretations of New Orleans traditionals ("Iko Iko", "Tipitina", "Junko Partner" and "Stack-O-Lee") and contemporary R&B written or played by the likes of Huey Piano Smith ("Blow Wind Blow" and "Huey Smith Medley") and Earl King ("Big Chief" and "Those Lonely Lonely Nights").
Dr. John delivers a strong set of infectious songs drenched in good vibes and spiced with a pinch of voodoo. His eccentric (stage) appearance adds unique color to his stature as master of the ivories and as an entertainer.
This great album receives the full Analogue Productions reissue treatment here, starting with Kevin Gray's remaster from the original analog tapes. Then we back that up with 200-gram plating and pressing on super-silent vinyl by our own Quality Record Pressings. Finally it's all housed in a tip-on gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing. Deluxe all the way; you'll be ecstatic with the results!
• Re-mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio
• Re-mastered from Original Analog Tapes
Dr. John, vocals, piano, keyboards
Ronnie Barron, keyboards, organ, piano, vocals
Harold Battiste, Jr., clarinet, saxophone
Sidney George, harmonica, saxophone
Morris Bechamin, saxophone, vocals
Jimmy Calhoun, bass
Fred Staehle, drums, percussion
Richard Washington, percussion
1. Iko Iko
2. Blow Wind Blow
3. Big Chief
4. Somebody Changed The Lock
5. Mess Around
6. Let The Good Times Roll
7. Junko Partner
10. Those Lonely Lonely Nights
11. Huey Smith Medley (High Blood Pressure / Don't You Just Know It / Well I'll Be John Brown)
12. Little Liza Jane
ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
AAA 100% ANALOGUE
We use the Original Tapes and work with only the Best Mastering Studios
QUALITY RECORD PRESSINGS
Plated and Pressed at QRP the world`s Best Pressing Plant on Virgin Vinyl
Meticulous Test Pressing evaluation and Quality Control
Highest Quality Jackets and Rice Paper Inner Sleeves
Less than 1,000 Records per Stamper
Released in Limited Quantities