Dr. John and Dan Auerbach to Release Collaboration Titled ‘Locked Down’

Dr. John - Locked Down
Legendary New Orleans singer-songwriter and pianist Dr. John (aka Mac Rebennack) is set to release his new album, ‘Locked Down‘ on April 3rd on Nonesuch Records. It is collaboration with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, who produced Locked Down and is featured on the album.

Locked Down‘ was conceived as the result of a performance collaboration between Dr. John and longtime fan Auerbach at Bonnaroo 2011. The album was recorded late last year in Nashville at Auberbach’s Easy Eye Sound.

Dr. John will visit the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for “Dr. John: Insides Out,” an artistic residency with a remarkable group of musical guests, offering three distinct perspectives on his formidable career over nine nights, beginning March 29.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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  1. Dr. John is best known for his hits “Right Place Wrong Time” and “Such a Night,” but it was his first single, “Iko Iko,” from the 1972 album “Dr. John’s Gumbo,” that introduced his New Orleans sound to the rest of the country. For most listeners, “Iko Iko” was a cover of the 1965 Dixie Cups hit. But the song’s ancestry goes back to 1952… and beyond. Rockaeology at http://bit.ly/gL5n0B tells how the song has roots in the chants of Mardi Gras krewes. The lyrics of James “Sugar Boy” Crawford’s “Jock-A-Mo” unwittingly served as the inspiration for the Dixie Cups’ hit.

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