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Definitive Pop Collection
     

The Definitive Pop Collection

by Dr. John
 
More often than not, when a label issues a budget price "definitive pop collection" by an artist, it's simply not; instead, it's usually compiled of dead dog tracks the artist would like to forget having recorded in the first place. Not so with Rhino's Definitive Pop series. Each volume has great sound, a stellar collection of

Overview

More often than not, when a label issues a budget price "definitive pop collection" by an artist, it's simply not; instead, it's usually compiled of dead dog tracks the artist would like to forget having recorded in the first place. Not so with Rhino's Definitive Pop series. Each volume has great sound, a stellar collection of cuts, good notes, and the right track accreditation: catalog number, single, and/or LP title. There are 30 cuts on this double-disc Dr. John set that retails for a buck more than an individual CD. From the early stuff like "Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya," and "Mama Roux," (yes, yes, yes, "I Walk on Gilded Splinters" is most definitely here), to the later Warner material, like his version of "Makin' Whoopee," and the beautiful "Goin Back to New Orleans," there isn't a dead dog cut on the entire glorious mess. Hearing the "Huey Smith Medley" again, or "Such a Night," or even "What Goes Around (Comes Around)" is delightful, and in some cases, a genuinely moving experience. At the very least it adds up to a rompin,' sometimes spooky, good time. This collection is, basically, faultless.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2006
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0081227081423
catalogNumber:
70814
Rank:
4181

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dr. John   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Earl King   Composer
Dr. John   Producer,Composer
Joe Liggins   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Harold Battiste   Arranger,Producer
Roy Byrd   Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Charles Greene   Producer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Alvin Robinson   Composer
Bob Shad   Composer
Allen Toussaint   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Johnny Vincent   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Jack Heyrman   Producer
Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns   Composer
Ed Levine   Producer
James Waynes   Composer
Peter Himberger   Management
James "Sugarboy" Crawford   Composer
John Tottenham   Liner Notes
Charles Norbeck   Discographical Annotation

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