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The Piano Styles of Dr. John

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    Early Influences (4:39)


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    Texas Boogie (4:03)


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    Swanee River Boogie (4:35)


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    Pete Johnson's Blues (2:32)


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    Mess Around (Cow Cow Boogie) (3:35)


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    Big Chief (2:18)


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    Buddy Bolden's Blues (3:15)


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    St. James Infirmary (0:53)


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    Didn't He Ramble (2:44)


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    Five Nights Drunk (3:17)


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    Cold Black Night & Hoodoo Man (2:54)


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    When The Saints Go Marching In (1:38)


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    Wade In The Water (4:46)


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    Tuts Washington's Blues (3:31)


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    Butterfly Stride Piano (2:25)


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    Qualified (2:39)


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    Careless Love (3:23)


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    Cry Me a River (5:22)


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    Senor Blues (1:32)


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    It's All About Me (3:12)


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    Lloyd Glenn Voicings (1:33)


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    Love, Life, and Money (3:20)


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    Show Me How (5:43)


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    Need Your Love So Bad (3:05)


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    A World I Never Made (4:42)


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    Lonely Avenue (1:49)


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    Next Time You See Me (1:39)


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    Ray Charles Intro (0:47)


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    Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying (1:39)


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    Stone Cold Dead in the Market (1:20)


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    Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (2:44)


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    Don't Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes at Me (1:37)


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    Since I Fell For You (2:13)


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    Mercy, Mercy (2:19)


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    One Naughty Flat (2:05)


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    Solitude (5:42)


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    Don't Get Around Much Anymore (1:49)


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    Auld Lang Syne (2:04)


In this vintage Homespun video series, sit down with Mac Rebennack (a.k.a. Dr John) as he performs his remarkable music, discusses his influences, and shares early musical memories and intriguing stories of a life in the music business.

The two-time Grammy Award winner and celebrated ambassador of New Orleans music covers more than thirty songs in this two-hour session, from traditional blues to his sophisticated arrangements of songs by composers such as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Doc Pomus. Our overhead camera provides up-close views of his hands as Mac plays the licks, turnarounds, chord progressions and unique voicings that make him an incomparably influential musician.

The material in this video series represents a goldmine of musical knowledge and a rare opportunity to hear Dr John's solo piano (he does not normally perform without a band). It can be viewed and studied as an in-depth master class, or can be watched and enjoyed for its documentary and entertainment value alone. Either way, this session will provide many hours of fascinating viewing and listening for Mac's legions of avid fans.

Songs include: Texas Boogie, Swanee River Boogie, Pete Johnson's Blues, Mess Around (Cow Cow Blues), Big Chief, Buddy Bolden's Blues, St,.James Infirmary, Didn't He Ramble, Five Nights Drunk, Cold Black Night & Hoodoo Man, When the Saints Go Marching In, Wade in the Water, Tuts Washington's Boogie, Qualified, Careless Love, Cry Me a River, It's All Right with Me, Love, Life & Money, I Need Your Love So Bad, A World I Never Made, Lonely Avenue, Next Time You See Me, Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying, Stone Cold Dead in the Market, Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out, Since I Fell For You, Mercy Mercy, Solitude, Don't get Around Much Anymore, Auld Lang Syne, and more!


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Sheldon E
Submitted 10 months ago

It was just what I was looking for.

I wanted something I could show to my 14 year old and there is no better than Dr. John for the style and in the videos I watched he explained very well and the visual was great.

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Submitted 1 year ago

No tutorial but still fabulous to watch and disect

The vids are short and sweet, almost exclusively of the man playing his favorite tunes with tiny tidbits of song backgrounds. The vids aren't a how-to in any sense (so probably not very useful to beginners) but if you have some theory, you can watch closely and figure out what rhythms, scales and harmony he uses, all of which makes his playing so wonderful. The overhead shots are very good in terms of capturing what he's playing including all the way down to the lowest keys (I've seen others elsewhere that cut off the top and bottom of the keyboard!)

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Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack (born November 21, 1940), better known by the stage name Dr. John, is an American singer, songwriter, voice actor, pianist, and guitarist, whose music combines blues, pop, jazz, zydeco, boogie woogie, and rock and roll. Active as a session musician since the late 1950s, he gained a cult following in the late 1960s following the release of his album Gris-Gris and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music. He performed a wildly theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes, and voodoo ceremonies. Rebennack has recorded more than 20 albums and in 1973 scored a top-20 hit with "Right Place Wrong Time". The winner of six Grammy Awards, Rebennack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by singer John Legend on March 14, 2011.[2] In May 2013, Rebennack was the recipient of an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Tulane University. He was jokingly referred to by Tulane's president, Scott Cowen, as "Dr. Dr. John".

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    The Piano Styles of Dr. John

    In this vintage Homespun video series, sit down with Mac Rebennack (a.k.a. Dr John) as he performs his remarkable music, discusses his influences, and shares early musical memories and intriguing stories of a life in the music business.

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The Piano Styles of Dr. John is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from It was just what I was looking for. I wanted something I could show to my 14 year old and there is no better than Dr. John for the style and in the videos I watched he explained very well and the visual was great.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from No tutorial but still fabulous to watch and disect The vids are short and sweet, almost exclusively of the man playing his favorite tunes with tiny tidbits of song backgrounds. The vids aren't a how-to in any sense (so probably not very useful to beginners) but if you have some theory, you can watch closely and figure out what rhythms, scales and harmony he uses, all of which makes his playing so wonderful. The overhead shots are very good in terms of capturing what he's playing including all the way down to the lowest keys (I've seen others elsewhere that cut off the top and bottom of the keyboard!)
Date published: 2017-05-23
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Date published: 2017-05-02
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