- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Gatefold sleeve
- Includes insert with lyrics
Dr. John a.k.a the night tripper is a singer, songwriter, voice actor, pianist, and guitarist, whose music combines Blues, Pop, Jazz, Zydeco, Boogie Woogie and Rock & Roll.
Active as a session musician since the late 1950s, he gained a cult following in the late 1960's 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. This eventually resulted in his signature 'voodoo' music style.
The Sun Moon & Herbs is described by Allmusic as "dark and swampy" and "best listened to on a hot, muggy night with the sound of thunder rumbling off in the distance like jungle drums".
The center-piece of the album is "Familiar Reality," a long cut based on one evil-sounding Stones-type riff. As usual, Dr. John's strength lies in his galvanizing; mesmerizing choruses. The ones on "Black John the Conqueror" and "File Gumbo" are unforgettable.
1. BLACK JOHN THE CONQUEROR
2. WHERE YA AT MULE
3. CRANEY CROW
1. FAMILIAR REALITY-OPENING
2. POTS ON FIYO (FILÉ GUMBO) / WHO I GOT TO FALL ON (IF THE POT GET HEAVY)
3. ZU ZU MAMOU
4. FAMILIAR REALITY-REPRISE
DR. JOHN LP The Sun, Moon & Herbs (180 gram audiophile vinyl)
Label: Music On Vinyl – MOVLP1781
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold