Television

Television

by Dr. John
     
 

Dr. John's debut for GRP doesn't deviate from any release he's made for several other labels. It's still his chunky, humorous take on New Orleans funk; these are his songs, visions and performances, and there's none of the elevator material or laidback, detached fare that's a customary GRP byproduct. Such songs as "Witchy Red," "Spaceship Relationship" and the title… See more details below

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Dr. John's debut for GRP doesn't deviate from any release he's made for several other labels. It's still his chunky, humorous take on New Orleans funk; these are his songs, visions and performances, and there's none of the elevator material or laidback, detached fare that's a customary GRP byproduct. Such songs as "Witchy Red," "Spaceship Relationship" and the title selection are a delicate mix of seemingly outrageous but actually quite sharp commentary and excellent musical performances from Dr. John on keyboards, Hugh McCracken on guitar, and several other veterans, among them the great Red Tyler on tenor sax. While not quite as fiery as his classic sessions for Atlantic, if anyone can bring the funk to a company that's famous for avoiding it, it's Dr. John.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/1994
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105402422
catalogNumber:
4024

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dr. John   Primary Artist,Organ,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Tambourine,Vocals
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Rachele Cappelli   Background Vocals
Vaneese Thomas   Vocals,Background Vocals
David Barard   Bass,Background Vocals
Katreese Barnes   Background Vocals
Errol Crusher Bennett   Percussion,Conga
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Sonny Emory   Drums
James Genus   Bass
Diva Gray   Background Vocals
Lani Groves   Background Vocals
Birch Johnson   Trombone
Anthony Kiedis   Vocals
Curtis King   Background Vocals
Hugh McCracken   Dobro,Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Drums,Tambourine
David "Fathead" Newman   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Fred Staehle   Percussion,Drums
Alvin "Red" Tyler   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Miller   Trumpet
Charlie Miller   Trumpet,Whistle (Instrument)
Georg "Jojje" Wadenius   Guitar

Technical Credits

Dr. John   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ronnie Cuber   Arranger
Carrie Akre   Composer
Greg Calbi   Mastering
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Carl Griffin   Associate Executive Producer
Alec Head   Engineer
Hugh McCracken   Arranger,Producer
Sonny Mediana   Production Director
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Charlie Miller   Arranger
Dan Serrano   Art Direction
Hollis King   Art Direction
Janie Bradford   Composer
Scott Whitney   Sound Effects

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