The Record Collection

Dr. John: Dr. John’s Gumbo (1971)

Dr. John's Gumbo

Track list:

01. Iko Iko
02. Blow Wind Blow
03. Big Chief
04. Somebody Changed The Lock
05. Mess Around
06. Let The Good Times Roll
07. Junko Partner
08. Stack-a-Lee
09. Tipitina
10. Those Lonely Lonely Nights
11. Huey Smith Medley
11a. High Blood Pressure
11b. Don’t You Just Know It
11c. Well, I’ll Be John Brown
12. Little Liza Jane


Dr. John Creaux The Night Tripper: piano, guitar, vocal
Melvin Lastie: cornet, trumpet;
Sidney George, Lee Allen, Dave Lastie, Moe Bechamin, Harold Battiste: saxes;
Harold Battiste: clarinet;
Streamline: trombone;
Sidney George: Harmonica;
Ken Klimak, Alvin Robinson: guitars;
Ronnie Barron: electric piano, organ, piano;
Jimmy Calhoun: bass;
Fred Staehle: drums, percussion;
Richard ‘Didimus’ Washington: percussion;
Shirley Goodman, Tami Lynn, Robbie Montgomery, Rionnie Barron, Alvin Robinson, Moe Bechamin, Jessie Smith: background vocals

Vocal arrangements: Dr. John and Harold Battiste;
Horn arrangements: Harold Battiste

Recorded: Sound City Studio, Van Nuys, California; 1971
Released: April 20, 1972
Label: ATCO
SD 7006 [1972]
CD 7006 [1990]

Producer: Jerry Wexler and Harold Battiste
Engineer: Keith Olsen and Gary Brandt

‘Gumbo’ cover photo and design: Barry Feinstein, Tom Wilkes