Remedies (Dr. John album)

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Remedies
Dr.John remedies.jpg
Studio album by Dr. John
Released April 9, 1970
Recorded 1969
Genre New Orleans R&B, psychedelic rock
Length 40:39
Label Atco
Producer Tom Dowd, Charles Greene
Dr. John chronology
Babylon
(1969)
Remedies
(1970)
The Sun, Moon & Herbs
(1971)

Remedies is the third album released by New Orleans R&B artist Dr. John. The photography was by Steve LaVere, taken in 1969 at the Whisky a Go Go.

In his interview with Uncut magazine (October 2010), Dr. John explained the "bad trip" environment which led to the epic closing track "Angola Anthem":

"My managers put me in a psych ward. These guys were very bad people – I had gotten busted on a deal, and they got me bonded out of jail, and so when they did I could have got a parole violation. All of this stuff was so unconnected to music that it’s hard to relate it. A friend of mine had just come out of doing 40-something years in Angola [the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary], he was just someone special in my heart – called Tangleye. And Tangleye says, 'I’m gonna sell you this song. Got it in Angola, but ain’t nobody ever cut this song…' Even now guys I know getting out of Angola know this song. It’s still a horrible place to be."

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (mixed) [2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mac Rebennack.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Loop Garoo" 4:42
2. "What Goes Around Comes Around" 2:57
3. "Wash, Mama, Wash" 3:42
4. "Chippy, Chippy" 3:32
5. "Mardi Gras Day" 8:11
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Angola Anthem" 17:35

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chrispell, James. "Remedies - Dr. John" at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  2. ^ Gancher, David (11 June 1970). "Dr. John: Remedies". Rolling Stone. Straight Arrow. ISSN 0035-791X. Retrieved 8 October 2011.