Album Review of The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac & His Music [Live] by Dr. John.
Release Date: Oct 21, 2016
Record label: Concord
Genre(s): R&B, Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, New Orleans R&B, Piano Blues
As one of the leading lights of New Orleans music, Dr. John deserves a splashy, star-studded celebration -- which is precisely what producer Don Was assembled on May 3, 2014 at New Orleans' Saenger Theatre. Was led a house band featuring drummer Kenny Aronoff, trombonist Sarah Morrow, keyboardist Chuck Leavell, guitarist Brian Stoltz, and pianist John Gros, then invited a host of rockers, blues musicians, and Big Easy legends to the party.
Empire Of The Sun, Two Vines Download: Before; High And Low; Ride; First Crush “It’s a new wave, crashing in the ocean,” sings Luke Steele in “Before”, the opening track of Two Vines – and it must be admitted that this new effort sounds like a reversion from the disappointing Ice On The Dune to the electro bliss-pop of Empire Of The Sun’s debut Walking On A Dream. “Come wash the clouds away,” he continues over the striding synth-pop groove, in a haze of airy vocals akin to the furry warmth of “I’m Not In Love”, only less insulated. The tone, not to mention almost the exact same beat, continues with “High And Low”, a pulsing paean to summer, “when the late nights last forever”, and a girl who “sees stars and rocketships” in the night sky.