Dr. John: Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack (Clean Cuts)
J.D. Considine, Musician, March 1982
AS THE TITLE implies, this is Dr. John being himself, stretching out on the piano and doing what comes naturally. At the same time, there's the hint of coyness that would lead a man to express himself by talking out of both sides of his persona. Mac Rebennack, like most folks who grew up in New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition, understands putting on a costume to be yourself and has finally applied that understanding to his music.
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