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'Fresh Air' at 20: New Orleans' Dr. John

Fresh Air went national in 1987, and we're celebrating that 20th anniversary by revisiting some classic broadcasts. In this segment: A song from New Orleans musician Dr. John, aka Mac Rebennack. Rebroadcast from May 1987.


Dr. John Keeps Playing -- No Matter What

Songwriter, pianist and singer Dr. John. Known in his native New Orleans as Mac Rebennack, his music has evolved from the psychedelic voodoo-rock he played in the 1960's to the classic piano he plays today. (REBROADCAST from 09/23/86)


From the Archives: Making the Musicians Dance.

Songwriter, performer, and session musician Malcom Rebennack adopted the name Dr. John when he developed his New Orleans-based, theatrical stage show. He worked largely as a guitar player until a stray bullet injured his hand. A multi-instrumentalist, Dr. John continued to record and perform as a bass guitarist, drummer, and, most prominently, keyboard player. (Rebroadcast of 9/23/86)

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