BN.com Gift Guide

Creole Moon

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
At first listen, Dr. John’s Creole Moon is a funk foray into the New Orleans sounds of the '70s. But once you get the James Brown bounce going, the lyrics jump out, capturing your ear with both their cleverness and depth. Four tunes come out of the era when Dr. John teamed with the late, great pop songwriter Doc Pomus, who penned songs for Elvis, Ray Charles, B. B. King, the Drifters, and dozens of others. “You Swore,” set to heavy bass and Dr. John’s electric keys, is a simultaneously funny and touching tale of a woman who has found her liberation, much to the chagrin of her man. Against the second-line groove set by drummer Herman Ernest, “In the Name of You” explores...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (1) from $6.80   
  • Used (1) from $6.80   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$6.80
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(186)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Very Good
AUDIO CD Very Good 724353459123 U.

Ships from: ventura, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
At first listen, Dr. John’s Creole Moon is a funk foray into the New Orleans sounds of the '70s. But once you get the James Brown bounce going, the lyrics jump out, capturing your ear with both their cleverness and depth. Four tunes come out of the era when Dr. John teamed with the late, great pop songwriter Doc Pomus, who penned songs for Elvis, Ray Charles, B. B. King, the Drifters, and dozens of others. “You Swore,” set to heavy bass and Dr. John’s electric keys, is a simultaneously funny and touching tale of a woman who has found her liberation, much to the chagrin of her man. Against the second-line groove set by drummer Herman Ernest, “In the Name of You” explores the bittersweet relationship between musicians and their fans. “Imitation of Love,” the most straight-ahead tune in the set, is a moving blues ballad about a romance that just won’t spark, while “One 2 A.M. Too Many” looks at the dark side of the barfly life. For an animal fable about a life of crime, “Monkey & Baboon,” written by Big Chief George Landry and updated by Dr. John, Cajun guitarist Sonny Landreath plays slide around horn arrangements by one of the original funksters, trombonist Fred Wesley. And the atmospheric title cut features the sweet saxophone of David Fathead Newman. Though quite different from Duke Elegant, Dr. John’s tribute to Duke Ellington, Creole Moon shines full and bright on the New Orleans sounds that the indigenous Night Tripper has been exploring since the ‘60s.
All Music Guide - John Bush
Between his various standards albums of the '90s and the heavily collaborational Anutha Zone from 1998, by the end of the millennium it'd been nearly a decade since Dr. John's last record of straight-ahead New Orleans R&B. Creole Moon rectifies that situation nicely -- it's "a personal interpretation of New Orleans" as he says in the liner notes, and these 14 vignettes of New Orleans life are soaked in Crescent City soul. Creole Moon is also a return to the sound of his classic mid-'70s records Dr. John's Gumbo, In the Right Place, right from the spidery electric piano and testifying back-up vocals on the opener "You Swore." Most of his band, the Lower 9-11 Musician Vocaleers, have been playing with him for close to 20 years, and provide solid accompaniment. Dr. John also invites some friends along, including David "Fathead" Newman, slide guitarist Sonny Landreth, fiddler Michael Doucet, and a tight horn section led by Fred Wesley. And there's few better than Wesley to knock out a tough James Brown groove, as he and the band do on "Food for Thot" while Dr. John vamps over the top. Most of the other songs are little more than those loose grooves, and the booklet's constant references to African-derived rhythms or an included Creole dictionary, aka "Gumbo-izms" may be too much for most listeners, but Creole Moon shows Dr. John doing what he's done best for nearly 30 years.
Jazz Times
Never before...has Rebennack delivered such a deeply personal collection.

Never before...has Rebennack delivered such a deeply personal collection.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2001
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724353459123
  • Catalog Number: 34591

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Swore (4:24)
  2. 2 In the Name of You (4:52)
  3. 3 Food for Thot (4:56)
  4. 4 Holdin' Pattern (4:44)
  5. 5 Bruha Bembe (5:25)
  6. 6 Imitation of Love (4:41)
  7. 7 Now That You Got Me (3:31)
  8. 8 Creole Moon (8:34)
  9. 9 Georgianna (3:47)
  10. 10 Monkey and Baboon (7:46)
  11. 11 Take What I Can Get (3:49)
  12. 12 Queen of Cold (3:43)
  13. 13 Litenin' (3:28)
  14. 14 One 2 A.M. Too Many (4:24)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dr. John Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Michael Doucet Fiddle
Nicki Richards Background Vocals
Sonny Landreth Guitar
David Barard Bass, Vocals
Alonzo Bowens Baritone Saxophone
Tony Daigle Triangle
David "Fathead" Newman Saxophone
Curtis Pierre Percussion
Renard Poché Guitar, Background Vocals
Catherine Russell Background Vocals
Eric Traub Tenor Saxophone
Fred Wesley Trombone
Michael Skinkus Percussion
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Tony Daigle Engineer
Fred Wesley Horn Arrangements
Mac Rebennack Producer, Horn Arrangements
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    You know, Mr Bush, it would be nice to see my name in the credit

    You know, Mr Bush, it would be nice to see my name in the credits occasionally, having not missed "assistant producers & technicians in your credits, I wrote the lyrics to 5 songs on Anutha Zone, named the damn album as a matter of fact, and 3 songs on Creole Moon. My name, Cat Yellen, is clear as day on these publications.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews