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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/1994
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 011105402422
  • Catalog Number: 4024
  • Sales rank: 109,035

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Television (4:36)
  2. 2 Lissen (4:29)
  3. 3 Limbo (4:30)
  4. 4 Witchy Red (4:16)
  5. 5 Shadows (4:03)
  6. 6 Shut D Fonk Up (5:10)
  7. 7 Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (4:03)
  8. 8 Spaceship Relationship (4:05)
  9. 9 Money (That's What I Want) (3:23)
  10. 10 U Lie 2 Much (4:30)
  11. 11 Same Day Service (5:00)
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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 Jr. 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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