Album of the Day
Goin' Back To New Orleans
Dr. John's GOIN' BACK TO NEW ORLEANS delivers exactly what its title promises – a tour through the Crescent City's rich musical history. The 1992 Warner Bros. collection shows the good doctor working his magic on regional standards penned by such hometown heroes as Jellyroll Morton, Fats Domino and Professor Longhair, along with a couple of fine Mac Rebennack originals. Mac and producer Stewart Levine also lured some big names into the studio for these sessions, including the Neville Brothers and Dixieland virtuosos Al Hirt and Pete Fountain. A Grammy winner for Best Traditional Blues Album, GOIN' BACK TO NEW ORLEANS captures all that's great about Dr. John, who was born on this day in 1940.