On a Mardi Gras Day "A formidable boogie and blues pianist with a lovable growl of a voice, [Dr. John"s] most enduring achievements have used New Orleans R&B, rock, and Mardi Gras craziness to come up with his own brand of `voodoo" music. He"s also quite accomplished and enjoyable when sticking to purely traditional forms of blues and R&B."
All Music Guide
Chris Barber , the kingpin of modern British jazz!
Recorded live during a Mardi Gras party in 1983 at London"s posh Marquee Club.
is a charismatic and colorful pianist, singer, and songwriter whose music often combines blues, boogie woogie, and rock "n" roll.
Born in New Orleans, his musical career began as a session musician in New Orleans in the 1950"s.
During his career he has worked with a veritable "who"s who" of the music industry, including Professor Longhair, Frankie Ford, Joe Tex, Eric Clapton, and Mick Jagger.