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Remedies

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Download links and information about Remedies by Dr. John. This album was released in 1970 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Rock & Roll genres. It contains 6 tracks with total duration of 40:39 minutes.

Artist: Dr. John
Release date: 1970
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Rock & Roll
Tracks: 6
Duration: 40:39
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Tracks

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

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The final installment in the trilogy of albums that launched Mac Rebennack’s Dr. John persona, Remedies is less monumental than 1968’s Gris-Gris and 1969’s Babylon, but more focused and unfussy. Instead of trying to expand on the tumultuous backwoods orchestrations of the previous two albums, Rebennack pared down his sound and emphasized the groove. “What Comes Around (Goes Around),” “Wash, Mama Wash” and “Chippy, Chippy” are simply classic New Orleans R&B songs, twisted just enough by John’s psychotropic leanings. “Loop Garoo” is a slinky, lubed-up blues that reflects the seamy side of Rebennack’s Los Angeles environs. In a way, Remedies is his farewell to that city before moving on to London, and later, back to New Orleans. “Angola Anthem” is the cathartic climax of Dr. John’s early career. Critics initially mistook the song as a comment on Africa — it actually refers to the state penal farm in Louisiana. Over 17 minutes of swirling voodoo incantation, Rebennack exorcises every last impulse of the hippie era. It’s his goodbye to the '60s.