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Dr. John — Honey Dripper
Album: Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack
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Released: 1981
Length: 3:33
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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egads

i thought it was long john baldry boogie woogie
YEP STILL ZESTY
I can picture this as part of the game music in Railroad Tycoon II or Transport Tycoon.
My dad used to play boogie woogie on the piano. Completely self-taught, couldn't read  music, didn't have to.
Just love this. Check out Mike Sanchez (UK).  Superb player and performer.
It must be awfully satisfying to be able to play like this.
 tonyjory wrote:

Boogie Woogie. Music that led directly to Rock n Roll!




Doesn't it sound like Honkey-Tonk as well?
Boogie Woogie. Music that led directly to Rock n Roll!
That was one smooth as heck transition from Hesitation Blues, I didn't even realize a new track had started...
I can almost hear him sayin' "You should toin it up fa dis one" in that gravely voice he had. What a musician.
How does he get the left hand and the right hand sounding like different parts of a band rather than a single keyboard?
My energy was running low and I was in a funk. Then along came Doc Watson followed by Dr. John. Once again I am sitting up straight in my chair and ready to get the final push of work done for the day. Thanks for energizing dose of the deep roots of Americana music.
I really love Dr. John but I found out something recently....he wasn't a real doctor!
Bought this album thanks to RP. Dorothy [Take 2] has got to be one of my favorite performances of all time.
Random thought. If you took all the words in the English language and ranked them according to the number of times they've appeared in popular music, I wonder where "honey" would appear? Probably well below "love", "baby" and "heart",  but higher than "lyin'" and "cheatin'".
That'd be Long John Baldrey no?
 
Chongo59 wrote:
What is this "boojie-woojie" that you are discussing officer?
 

Saw him back in the 70's in a little bar in DC. Man was that place rocking. Had the whole building up and dancing!
PARRRRTAAAAY
 Canadese wrote:

As in Long John, not Dr. John
 

 merobreno wrote:
Excellent!
Now do Professor Longhair.
 

 RockitRodney wrote:
This is why I listen to RP. Fastball, Slider, Curve ball..always keeping the hitter guessing.  
 

this is definitely a slider
 StfuDonny wrote:
Was in the Big Easy when he left us. His influence there, and everywhere, is undeniable. 
Heaven has a new vibe and kick- ass keyboard player. Fare thee well, Mac. Thanks for all the good times.
 
whoa! how'd i miss this? geez almost a year ago... 
i was fortunate to see his night tripper act at bonnaroo 2006 with a head full of research chemicals. i'll have to find that show in my collection and relive that night, albeit without the "enhancement."

note he was a guitar player until his ring finger was injured by a gunshot in a bar around 1960...must've been a rough place. 
 pinto wrote:
Not my style of music, I'll never buy the album, and I'm not a Dr. John fan, but the unique sound of this song in the middle of a set that also included Natalie Merchant and Jethro Tull made me take notice and read the comments posted by fellow RP listeners. I actually learned a little something and I'm a richer man for it. I don't think I'll ever get that from FM radio.
 
Well I've been a devoted RP listener for many years and I could do with a little less Natalie and Jethro about now, and more things like Dr. John. Not necessarily more boogie woogie, but a refreshing of the playlist a little more often. And no, I don't mean more Pink Floyd from the 60s rather than the 70s... But it's all good, the nuggets in there are worth it, and we can always PSE (play something else), which wasn't possible on FM radio...
I like that "Curious George" appears as one of his associated acts on Wikipedia!
 Chongo59 wrote:
What is this "boojie-woojie" that you are discussing officer?
 
As in Long John, not Dr. John
Was in the Big Easy when he left us. His influence there, and everywhere, is undeniable. 
Heaven has a new vibe and kick- ass keyboard player. Fare thee well, Mac. Thanks for all the good times.
What is this "boojie-woojie" that you are discussing officer?
All this key ticklin' put a real tickle in my ear!!!
RIP Dr. John.
RIP, Dr. John
RIP
RIP Dr. John
RIP Dr John
 It's that boojie woojie music I keep hearing  about. 
Dang I knew I liked him for a reason!
 n4ku wrote:
Oh, What a nice segue.
 Ditto...once again right after Janis Joplin

Love it!
Great album. This is one of the best tracks on it. Amazing how effortlessly the guy can play this way. 
And hey, why end a song once when you can end it five times!
I thought it was going to be Vince Guaraldi.  Great song!
The best recovery and incredible life change from being shot.
Excellent!
Now do Professor Longhair.
 skooba wrote:
Didn't realize how much I was in the mood for this, until it came on.  Thanx B & R! 

 
Well said.  I feel the same way all these years later.  
{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}
 snap_dragon wrote:
Dr John makes a piano sound like it is dancing on all four legs ...{#Dance}

 
{#Bananapiano}
I hear Jungle Blues...
We have a local guy here in Ann Arbor that plays boogie-woogie piano music like this.  MR. B AND THE BAND.  
I fundamentally do not understand what kind of person would rate this lower than 5 (at a bare minimum). A few dozen people have done this.

Monsters walk among us, folks. 
 msymmes wrote:
Didn't know he was capable of this.   Wow.   Oh, to have this sort of talent ! 

 
capable of this? this is all this cat's been doin for 45 years
 msymmes wrote:
Didn't know he was capable of this.   Wow.   Oh, to have this sort of talent ! 

 
look up his "Gumbo" album released in 1972
you won't be able to stop listening
on that album he sings and has a full band
so a bit different but he plays all old New Orleans songs 
Liking it !  {#Bananapiano}
Oh, What a nice segue.
HAPPY FINGERS!
 {#Bananapiano}
Didn't know he was capable of this.   Wow.   Oh, to have this sort of talent ! 
where is the picture of Snoopy dancing??

 https://www.angelaslatter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/snoopy-dance.jpeg
Didn't realize how much I was in the mood for this, until it came on.  Thanx B & R! 
 bluedot wrote:
I love it how we can easily hear that the right hand and the left hand are playing completely different but complimentary parts. COOL!


 
{#Yes} Boooooogeeeeee Wooooooooggeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - Oh yeah! {#Clap}
That guy Mac Rebennack was pretty good furshur!
It's little discoveries like this that make RP the winner it is. 
{#Clap}{#Bananapiano}
{#Clap}
 boober wrote:

Yeah...."Boojie Woojie music"!
 
Going before the Beak!  Yeah!
put that Gris Gris on us Dr........{#Bananapiano}
Now that's how you tickle the ivories.
Dr John makes a piano sound like it is dancing on all four legs ...{#Dance}
 robb104 wrote:

Okay, RomeoTuma, let's have it.......this music is.......

 

Holy moly this music is good for the ears...  we be dancing...
 
Long John Baldry provided the marvellous spoken intro and kickass vocals to "Don't Try to Lay No Boogie-Woogie on the King of Rock 'n' Roll," the opening track on the album "It Ain't Easy." But the piano accompaniment was the work of Ian Armit (also spelled Armitt), a British jazz and blues sideman who died in 1992.
Baldry's next album, "Everything Stops for Tea," concluded with a brief Armit solo, "Armit's Trousers." It's a little gem, ending with Armit bidding the audience a gravelly goodnight. Available on iTunes and well worth 99 cents. (The album's good too, though not quite up to its predecessor.)
This is colossal - I can now go and deliver the letters with improved morale... {#Bananapiano} Thank you Bill!
Dr. John.....a national treasure.  I would write more, but I just have to listen.....Thanks for the musicology of this song, all the way back to Prof. longhair....nuthin like Boogey Woogey.
 
 Rockit wrote:
Sounds like Long John Baldrey.
 
Actually, it's the other way around. No matter—they're both terrific, and they're descendants of Albert Ammons, Lux Lewis, and Professor Longhair.
Go Mr. Rebennack!
A FINE song to listen to of a Sunday morning; with a cool breeze blowing from the north, the cats a-playing, the dogs a-snoozing, and a cuppa coffee.
Sounds like Long John Baldrey.
I love it how we can easily hear that the right hand and the left hand are playing completely different but complimentary parts. COOL!

This gives us the opportunity to pause and mark the passing of Pinetop Perkins. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/arts/music/pinetop-perkins-delta-boogie-woogie-master-dies-at-97.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Pinetop&st=cse 
 AlienRelic wrote:
This is from a song by Long John Baldry called "Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll". There is a narrative intro about the artist being arrested in London for playing on the streets. The arresting officer told the judge that the artist was playing "Boojey Woojey" music. Bill has it on the playlist.
 
That's very, very close, but this is a tribute to one of the great New Orleans barrelhouse pianists, Roosevelt Sykes, whose nickname was "The Honeydripper."

 cvandoren wrote:
Exactly what happened to me, and probably what happens many times a day to many people. This is what RP is all about that often doesn't actually get said. The combination of the music selection, internet, and everyone's postings creates a combination that is far greater than the sum of the parts. I love the new (and old...) music I am being exposed to and I am better for it. Thanks Bill!
 
Amen

Okay, RomeoTuma, let's have it.......this music is.......



{#Bananapiano}
Great musician, Dr. John!
Dude, tickle them ivories!

Nobody plays the Dr better than himself, the man can tickle the ivories, ironic he played guitar till he got shot in the finger
If you ever have the opportunity, catch Dr, John in New Orleans sometime.  You won't regret it.  Guaraunteed.
Wow.  Very cool.  Nice recording, too.
{#Mrgreen}
Hells yes!!!!!

{#Dancingbanana_2}
Marvelous!
andrewimft wrote:
Very cool, I thought this was even more old timey like out of the Fats Domino 1920's-40's era.
Fats era was the 50s, Dr. John started out in the 50s. . .
westslope wrote:
Thought this was Long Tall John Baldry at first. Fun all the same.
Yeah...."Boojie Woojie music"!
I really needed this toe-tapper this afternoon. I was sinking into the blahs. Sweet! I sort of reminds me of an interlude on one of the Prairie Home Companion radio shows.
Very cool, I thought this was even more old timey like out of the Fats Domino 1920's-40's era.
westslope wrote:
Thought this was Long Tall John Baldry at first. Fun all the same.
Exactly!
Thought this was Long Tall John Baldry at first. Fun all the same.
I like me some boogie woogie pianer playin.
The REAL deal! Awesome talent, way under-exposed. Absolutely one of a kind. 'The Sun, the Moon and Herbs'
Awww. A little bit of home! Thanks Bill!!
pinto wrote:
Not my style of music, I'll never buy the album, and I'm not a Dr. John fan, but the unique sound of this song in the middle of a set that also included Natalie Merchant and Jethro Tull made me take notice and read the comments posted by fellow RP listeners. I actually learned a little something and I'm a richer man for it. I don't think I'll ever get that from FM radio.
Exactly what happened to me, and probably what happens many times a day to many people. This is what RP is all about that often doesn't actually get said. The combination of the music selection, internet, and everyone's postings creates a combination that is far greater than the sum of the parts. I love the new (and old...) music I am being exposed to and I am better for it. Thanks Bill!
Not my style of music, I'll never buy the album, and I'm not a Dr. John fan, but the unique sound of this song in the middle of a set that also included Natalie Merchant and Jethro Tull made me take notice and read the comments posted by fellow RP listeners. I actually learned a little something and I'm a richer man for it. I don't think I'll ever get that from FM radio.
Such good stuff! Bang those keys, brother
He's been listening to Winnie Atwell
RockinBlueVoodoo wrote:
I love this kind of music but it's such a shame that guys like Albert Ammons, Jay McShann, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair and Cootie Williams can't seem to make it onto the main list. I'd much rather listen to the real deal.
And many many more besides. Good rockin' Boogie and Stride is severely lacking on the RP playlist. If this RIAA stuff gets shunted out the way, let's all upload a heap more.
fretman wrote:
This guy sounds exactly like Mac Rebennack...
Yeah...go figure?
fretman wrote:
This guy sounds exactly like Mac Rebennack...
Mac Rebennack
This man is so COOL
AlienRelic wrote:
This is from a song by Long John Baldry called "Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll". There is a narrative intro about the artist being arrested in London for playing on the streets. The arresting officer told the judge that the artist was playing "Boojey Woojey" music. Bill has it on the playlist.
and that LJB is the bomb, wish Bill would play it!
Now, can somebody get some Long John Baldry to RP, please.
This guy sounds exactly like Mac Rebennack...
mmmm.... Dr. John
I loves the Doctor - and Mac, too.
R.I.P. Nawlins music
DragonslayerJS wrote:
Did I just hear Bill refer to this as "Boojey Woojey" music (as opposed to Boogie Woogie)? Am I behind on New Orleans lingo (likely) or was he just being goofy (equally likely)?
This is from a song by Long John Baldry called "Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll". There is a narrative intro about the artist being arrested in London for playing on the streets. The arresting officer told the judge that the artist was playing "Boojey Woojey" music. Bill has it on the playlist.
hes got such big fat hands, he can play 10ths in the left hand and get this amazing rich sound. Effortless playing. My piano hero!
I love this kind of music but it's such a shame that guys like Albert Ammons, Jay McShann, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair and Cootie Williams can't seem to make it onto the main list. I'd much rather listen to the real deal.
Did I just hear Bill refer to this as "Boojey Woojey" music (as opposed to Boogie Woogie)? Am I behind on New Orleans lingo (likely) or was he just being goofy (equally likely)?
Amazing piano work. I'll have to let my son hear this! (He is in his fourth year of piano lessons and is 9 years old.)
djblitz wrote:
Peanuts?
Roasted, Salted, or pulled away like a football? Did remind me of Vince for a moment, and while not quite as brilliant, this is still a very enjoyable piece.
Peanuts?