Locked Down (album)

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Locked Down
Studio album by Dr. John
Released April 3, 2012
Genre Funk
Length 42:27
Label Nonesuch Records
Producer Dan Auerbach
Dr. John chronology
Tribal
(2010)
Locked Down
(2012)
Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Observer 4/5 stars[1]
The Needle Drop 7/10 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork (7.5/10)[4]
Paste Magazine (9/10)[5]

Locked Down is a 2012 album by 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 Rolling Stone'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." [6]

At the 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. 

No. Title Length
1. "Locked Down"   4:59
2. "Revolution"   3:26
3. "Big Shot"   3:49
4. "Ice Age"   4:24
5. "Getaway"   4:35
6. "Kingdom of Izzness"   3:46
7. "You Lie"   4:45
8. "Eleggua"   2:51
9. "My Children, My Angels"   5:09
10. "God's Sure Good"   4:58

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]