Support
provided by:
close
 

Dr. John

Dr. John
Courtesy of the artist

Dr. John

Dr. John artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

thumbnail

May 30, 2008 Dr. John and The Lower 911 played a set of rollicking New Orleans funk and blues at WXPN.

ListenPlaylist

Studio Sessions

Dr. John

October 12, 2012 Hear the New Orleans legend bring his unmistakable voice to Piano Jazz in a session from 1989.

ListenPlaylist

Dr. John

October 21, 2010 Hear a session from the king of the Crescent City's music scene, recorded live at Jazz24.

ListenPlaylist

thumbnail

September 14, 2005 A classic session with New Orleans icon Dr. John, focusing on the culture of the Big Easy.

ListenPlaylist

Interviews & Profiles

Dr. John's newest album, Locked Down, comes out Tuesday.

April 3, 2012 The New Orleans legend teams up with one of The Black Keys to show a different side of himself.

ListenPlaylist

Dr. John.

March 11, 2011 The funk legend spoke to Terry Gross in 1986 about his earliest performances in New Orleans.

ListenPlaylist

Dr. John will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this month.

March 9, 2011 The artist, born Mac Rebennack, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this month.

ListenPlaylist

thumbnail

June 17, 2006 His new collection of Johnny Mercer tunes includes "Old Black Magic" and "Come Rain or Come Shine."

ListenPlaylist

thumbnail

September 9, 2005 Folklorist Nick Spitzer celebrates New Orleans music on the air, despite having evacuated.

ListenPlaylist

thumbnail

September 5, 2005 His music has evolved from the psychedelic voodoo-rock of the 1960s. Now he favors classic piano.

ListenPlaylist

Discover Songs

Dr. John

September 7, 2010 "Change of Heart" is a self-written exemplar of classic rhythm and blues with a New Orleans twist.

ListenPlaylist

thumbnail

July 24, 2008 In "You Might Be Surprised," Dr. John addresses the devastating state of his beloved New Orleans.

ListenPlaylist

News

Tom Waits, one of five stars inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2011 tonight.

March 14, 2011 The Hall's five newest members talk about the decisions that gave them their musical identities.

Arcade Fire

August 3, 2010 Each week, we check in with five record stores to see what new CDs they have in the building.

Reviews

Dan Auerbach (left) joins Dr. John on the latter's new album, Locked Down.

April 3, 2012 With help from Dan Auerbach, Dr. John returns to the spooky, percussive sounds of his first records.

ListenPlaylist

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach makes Dr. John (pictured) sound fresh and intimate by connecting him to his vital musical past.

March 23, 2012 The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach makes Dr. John sound fresh by connecting him to his vital musical past.

ListenPlaylist

Dr. John

September 7, 2010 "Change of Heart" is a self-written exemplar of classic rhythm and blues with a New Orleans twist.

ListenPlaylist

Dr. John

August 16, 2010 Critic Milo Miles explains how crusading for wounded New Orleans has revitalized Dr. John's music.

ListenPlaylist

thumbnail

July 24, 2008 In "You Might Be Surprised," Dr. John addresses the devastating state of his beloved New Orleans.

ListenPlaylist

thumbnail

June 3, 2008 Esquire music critic Andy Langer on new CDs from Journey, Dr. John, Shearwater, and Weezer.

ListenPlaylist

More Stories

thumbnail

March 2, 2006 The piano professor expresses fear that the city's unique grassroots culture has been uprooted.

ListenPlaylist

Covers of albums on NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2012 (So Far) list.

June 25, 2012 Highlights from the first half of 2012 include albums from Jack White, Usher and Alabama Shakes.

Dr. John (right) with Black Keys singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach, who produced Locked Down. In April, the pair played songs from the album at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

May 9, 2012 A new video shows a collaboration between the New Orleans singer and The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.

Professor Longhair's "Tipitina" is a New Orleans funk staple and a template for the New Orleans piano style.

February 18, 2009 Here's a brief but broad overview of some of the Crescent City's many extraordinary pianists.

In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers.

May 12, 2008 Get into the swing of summer with five jazz songs about the Great American Pastime.

thumbnail

August 28, 2006 The musicians of New Orleans celebrate the city's life before the storm and bemoan its fate in song.

NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

Hear Chopin's music in performance and perspective.

Search for your
favorite artist

Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

Enjoy archival interviews and performances from the folk revivalist.

Search for your
favorite artist

Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

Search for your
favorite artist

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

Search for your
favorite artist

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Hear concerts and interviews with the atmospheric art-folk singer.

Search for your
favorite artist

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

Hear performances and profiles of the jazz innovator's work.

Search for your
favorite artist

Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

Search for your
favorite artist

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

Search for your
favorite artist

Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

Search for your
favorite artist

M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

Search for your
favorite artist

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Hear concerts and interviews with the grandiose art-rock band.

Search for your
favorite artist

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Purchase Featured Music

Mercernary

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Mercernary
  • Artist: Dr. John
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Released: 2006
 

Mercernary

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Mercernary
  • Artist: Dr. John
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Released: 2006
 

Sippiana Hericane

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Sippiana Hericane
  • Artist: Dr. John
 

16 Most Requested Songs

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: 16 Most Requested Songs
  • Artist: Louis Armstrong
  • Label: Sony
 

Very Best of Aaron Neville

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Very Best of Aaron Neville
  • Artist: Aaron Neville
  • Label: A&M
  • Released: 2000
 

Fat Man Sings [EMI]

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Fat Man Sings [EMI]
  • Artist: Fats Domino
  • Label: EMI
 

The Very Best of Dr. John

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: The Very Best of Dr. John
  • Artist: Dr. John
  • Label: Rhino
 

N'Awlinz: Dis Dat or d'Udda

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: N'Awlinz: Dis Dat or d'Udda
  • Artist: Dr. John
  • Label: Blue Note
 

Locked Down

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Locked Down
  • Artist: Dr. John
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 2012
 

Tribal

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Tribal
  • Artist: Dr. John/The Lower 911
  • Label: 429 Records
  • Released: 2010
 

City That Care Forgot

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: City That Care Forgot
  • Artist: Dr. John and the Lower 911
  • Label: 429
  • Released: 2008
 

Rook

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Rook
  • Artist: Shearwater
  • Label: Matador
  • Released: 2008
 

Weezer (Red Album)

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Weezer (Red Album)
  • Artist: Weezer
  • Label: Geffen
  • Released: 2008
 

Sippiana Hericane

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Sippiana Hericane
  • Artist: Dr. John
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Released: 2006
 

Sing Me Back Home

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Sing Me Back Home
  • Artist: The New Orleans Social Club
  • Label: Burgundy Records
  • Released: 2006
 

Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 2006
 

Higher Ground Hurricane Benefit Relief Concert

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Higher Ground Hurricane Benefit Relief Concert
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Released: 2006
 

What's Going On

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: What's Going On
  • Artist: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • Label: Shout! Factory
  • Released: 2006
 

Creole Moon

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Creole Moon
  • Artist: Dr. John
  • Label: Blue Note