The Sun, Moon & Herbs

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The Sun Moon & Herbs
Studio album by Dr. John
Released August 31, 1971
Recorded Trident Studios, London
Genre New Orleans R&B, Psychedelic rock
Length 38:59
Label Atlantic K2400161
Producer Mac Rebennack, Charles Greene
Dr. John chronology
The Sun Moon & Herbs
Dr. John's Gumbo
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[2]

The Sun Moon & Herbs is a 1971 album by New Orleans R&B artist Dr. John, noted for its contributions from Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and other well-known musicians. It was originally intended to be a three-album set but was cut down to a single disc.[3] The album was described by Allmusic as "dark and swampy" and "best listened to on a hot, muggy night with the sound of thunder rumbling off in the distance like jungle drums".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Mac Rebennack except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Black John the Conqueror"     6:20
2. "Where Ya at Mule"     4:56
3. "Craney Crow"     6:40
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Familiar Reality (Opening)"   Rebennack, Jesse Hill 5:25
2. "Pots on Fiyo (Filé Gumbo) / Who I Got to Fall On (If the Pot Get Heavy)"     5:48
3. "Zu Zu Mamou"     7:57
4. "Familiar Reality (Reprise)"     1:53



  1. ^ a b Chrispell, James. "The Sun Moon & Herbs - Dr. John at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 March 2008.
  2. ^ Crouse, Tim (28 October 1971). "Dr. John: The Sun Moon & Herbs". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow). ISSN 0035-791X. Retrieved 10 March 2008. 
  3. ^ Dr John Album History