"Dr. John's Gumbo"
formidable boogie and blues pianist with a lovable growl
of a voice, his most enduring achievements have fused
New Orleans R&B, rock, and Mardi Gras craziness
to come up with his own brand of "voodoo"
"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