The Needle Drop
Paste Magazine (9/10)
is a 2012 album by Locked Down New Orleans R&B artist Dr. John. It was well received by critics and features the Black Keys guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach as guitarist, background vocalist and producer, and Max Weissenfeldt of the Whitefield Brothers on drums.
Critical reception [ edit ]
The album was listed at number 15 on
's list of the top 50 albums of 2012; the magazine wrote, "With production and corrugated guitar by Black Keys mastermind Dan Auerbach, the 72-year-old mixes rock, funk and even Afrobeat to describe a soggy wasteland where honest men have equal fear of the KKK and the CIA." Rolling Stone [6 ]
2013 Grammy Awards, Locked Down won the Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. [7 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written and composed by
Mac Rebennack, Dan Auerbach, Maximilian Weissenfeldt, Leon Michels, Nick Movshon and Brian Olive.
"Kingdom of Izzness"
"My Children, My Angels"
"God's Sure Good"
Personnel [ edit ]
Dr. John - keyboards, lead vocals
Dan Auerbach - guitar, percussion, background vocals
Max Weissenfeldt - drums, percussion, background vocals
Leon Michels - keyboards, percussion, woodwinds, background vocals
Nick Movshon - electric and upright bass, percussion, background vocals
Brian Olive - guitar, percussion, woodwinds, background vocals
The McCrary Sisters (Regina, Ann & Alfreda) - background vocals
Additional [ edit ]
Produced by Dan Auerbach
Recorded at Easy Eye Sound, Nashville, TN
Engineered by Collin Dupuis
Mixed by Dan Auerbach and Collin Dupuis
Studio assistance by Danny Tomczak
Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering
Art Direction and Photo Coloring by Michael Carney
Dr. John Photographs by Joshua Black Wilkins
Studio Photographs by Alysse Gafkjen
Album Notes by Gabe Soria
References [ edit ]
^ Empire, Kitty (April 1, 2012). "Dr John: Locked Down – review". The Guardian (London).
^ Video on YouTube
^ Hermes, Will (April 3, 2012). , Locked Down Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 8, 2015
^ Deusner, Stephen M. (April 3, 2012). , Locked Down Pitchfork. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
^ "Dr. John: Locked Down". Paste Magazine . Retrieved . 2012-05-30
^ "50 Best Albums of 2012: , Locked Down" Rolling Stone, December 15, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
^ "Dr. John Wins Grammy Award for Best Blues Album", NOLA.com, February 10, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2015.