Dr. John's New Orleans Sound

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Set List

Songs Dr. John plays for 'World Cafe':

  • "When The Saints Go Marching"
  • "Walk On Gilded Splinters"
  • "You Ain't Such a Much"

As the nation witnesses the trials of New Orleans, World Cafe offers a show dedicated to the music of Louisiana and Mississippi. David Dye has a classic session with New Orleans icon Dr. John, focusing on the incredible music and culture of the Big Easy.

Dr. John has been making music in New Orleans since 1968.

Dr. John has been recording music steeped in New Orleans since 1968's Gris-Gris. Blue Note hide caption

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The two spoke on the occasion of Dr. John releasing his album N'Awlinz: Dis Dat or d'Udda. Of the music, John says, "I was trying to take people on a spiritual journey — show a little bit of the spiritual side of New Orleans, and my pictures of the streets, and then take them back to the spiritual side."