City Lights (Dr. John album)

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City Lights
Dr john - city lights.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1979 (1979-02)
StudioThe Hit Factory, New York, NY; mixed at Capitol Studios, Hollywood
GenreRhythm and blues, jazz-rock, soul jazz, cool jazz
LabelHorizon (SP-732)
ProducerTommy LiPuma, Hugh McCracken
Dr. John chronology
Hollywood Be Thy Name
City Lights
Tango Palace
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

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. [2]T

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mac Rebennack (Dr. John) except where noted

Side One[edit]

  1. "Dance the Night Away With You" (Rebennack, Doc Pomus) – 4:06
  2. "Street Side" – 6:01
  3. "Wild Honey" (Rebennack, Bobby Charles) – 4:10
  4. "Rain" – 4:48

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Snake Eyes" – 6:44
  2. "Fire of Love" (Rebennack, Alvin Robinson) – 3:58
  3. "Sonata (instrumental)/He's a Hero" (Pomus, Rebennack) – 5:20
  4. "City Lights" (Pomus, Rebennack) – 3:22





  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "City Lights - Dr. John" at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
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  3. ^ "Dr. John - City Lights". Discogs. Retrieved 24 January 2018.