City Lights (Dr. John album)
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|Studio album by|
|Studio||The Hit Factory, New York, NY; mixed at Capitol Studios, Hollywood|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues, jazz-rock, soul jazz, cool jazz|
|Producer||Tommy LiPuma, Hugh McCracken|
|Dr. John chronology|
City Lights is the first album Dr. John recorded for A&M Records' Horizon imprint, released in 1979. Famous painter Neon Park, best known for his associations with and album covers for Little Feat and Frank Zappa, provided the album artwork, as indicated by his name being included in the corner on the cover. T
All songs written by Mac Rebennack (Dr. John) except where noted
- "Dance the Night Away With You" (Rebennack, Doc Pomus) – 4:06
- "Street Side" – 6:01
- "Wild Honey" (Rebennack, Bobby Charles) – 4:10
- "Rain" – 4:48
- "Snake Eyes" – 6:44
- "Fire of Love" (Rebennack, Alvin Robinson) – 3:58
- "Sonata (instrumental)/He's a Hero" (Pomus, Rebennack) – 5:20
- "City Lights" (Pomus, Rebennack) – 3:22
- Dr. John – piano, vocals, Fender Rhodes and clavinet on "Street Side", Fender Rhodes on "Rain"
- Hugh McCracken – acoustic & electric guitars, Moog synthesizer on "Fire of Love", harmonica on "Street Side"
- John Tropea – acoustic & electric guitars
- Will Lee – bass guitar
- Steve Gadd – drums
- Richard Tee – Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ, clavinet, synthesizer, piano
- Arthur Jenkins – percussion
- Charlie Miller – cornet
- Neil Larsen – Hammond organ on "Street Side" and "Fire of Love"
- George Young – tenor saxophone
- David Sanborn – alto saxophone
- Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone
- Barry Rogers – trombone
- Ronnie Barron – background vocals
- George & Nancy Jones – background vocals
- Tamiya Lynn – background vocals
- Alvin Robinson – background vocals
- Plas Johnson – tenor saxophone on "Fire of Love" and "He's a Hero"
- Alvin Batiste – clarinet solo on "He's a Hero"
- Buzzy Feiten – guitar solo on "Snake Eyes"
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