City That Care Forgot CD (2008)

Artist: Dr. John

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Product Overview


Label Harmonia Mundi, U.s.a.
SKU 208080114
UPC 795041770325
UPC 14 00795041770325
Format CD
Release Date 6/3/2008
Author Dr. John
Compilation Appearance Louisiana Live From Mountain S (Live)
Associated Artist/Work Antena
Associated Artist/Work Band (The)
Associated Artist/Work Barber, Chris
Associated Artist/Work Barber, Chris (1~Trombone)
Associated Artist/Work Donald Harrison With Dr. John
Associated Artist/Work Harrison, Donald
Associated Artist/Work Lower 911 (The)
Associated Artist/Work Meters (The)
Associated Artist/Work O'Keefe, Danny
Technical Info
CatalogID 17703
Lable Name 429 Records
Released 06/03/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00795041770325
Musical Guests
Eric Clapton
Willie Nelson
Terence Blanchard
Ani DiFranco
Album Notes and Credits
New Orleans piano legend Dr. John is mad as hell, and he's letting the world know it in no uncertain terms on THE CITY THAT CARE FORGOT. Over swampy, percolating grooves that bear more greasy funk than blues, Dr. John melodically excoriates the U.S. government for leaving his home town in a post-Katrina lurch on tunes like the mournful title track (with help from Eric Clapton and Ani DiFranco) and the Willie Nelson duet "Promises, Promises."
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.75) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'You Might Be Surprised' is a grand Fifties-style ballad infused with rich Ellington-esque horns and gallows humor....It's a bittersweet dispatch from just above the waterline."
JazzTimes (pp.60-61) - "CITY THAT CARE FORGOT is at once the most fervent, acerbic, livid music Mac Rebennack has ever made; the most eloquent and probably the funkiest, too."
Q (Magazine) (p.135) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Full of righteous anger....CITY THAT CARE FORGOT is the liveliest, funkiest Dr. John album in a long, long time."
Blender (Magazine) (p.84) - "In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, superdelectable New Orleans piano master Dr. John got something bigger than religion. He got sincerity..."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Music rarely gets as heartbreaking as 'My People Need A Second Line,' which brilliantly ups gear midway to a glorious and defiant marching band blowout."
Disc 1
1 Keep On Goin'
2 Time For a Change - (featuring Eric Clapton)
3 Promises, Promises - (featuring Willie Nelson)
4 You Might Be Surprised
5 Dream Warrior
6 Black Gold
7 We Gettin' There - (featuring Terence Blanchard)
8 Stripped Away - (featuring Eric Clapton)
9 Say Whut?
10 My People Need a Second Line
11 Land Grab - (featuring Terence Blanchard)
12 City That Care Forgot - (featuring Eric Clapton/Ani DiFranco)
13 Save Out Wetlands
Product Attributes
Artist Dr. John
Music Format Compact Disc
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