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Dr. John — Witchy Red
Album: Television
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Released: 1994
Length: 4:09
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Cold black nite
Blood red moon
Conju woman
Singin' a zombi tune
Litening crash
Thunder boom
Standing alone
At the crossroad of doom

[Chorus]
She paint my holy cross red
Burn black candles
At the corners of my bed
Ain't never been so afraid
of the livin' or the dead
As I am of the woman
Witchy red

Hang my picture upside down
Swamp root vine
Keep me bound
Saw tooth grass
On my crown
On my trail a hell hound

[Repeat Chorus]

Black cat bone dressed in bath tub gin
Mojo satchel made out of human skin
Dam balla and his next of kin
Made this fool get religion and give up his sin
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Don't mean to start a problem...but the old Doctor has one song style. He's a one trick pony.

If you heard one of his songs, you've heard them all.  The schitck is getting old. 

I was in the right place, at the wrong time.  
Mighty Nice


How have I managed to reach the age of 57 and never heard this?
Never heard this before, which is just wrong. 
 CaffeineSam wrote:
This is the guy who removed my lung tumor.
 
By absorbing it?
Love to hear the Dr. 
 oldfart48 wrote:
{#Fire}putting the gris gris on yoas look out fo the Dr. ( we need more Dr. john, and more ZAPPA)

 
Agreed. A little Captain Beefheart would be nice, too. 
Lovin' this!
This is the guy who removed my lung tumor.
Very excited to have tickets to see him in a couple of months.
What a remarkable musician and person.  This one is nice; for me it is the total of his work and life that is most impressive.
First saw him in his voodoo days and a few times since. Unique, certainly.
smooth cool mellow down low cruisin music..
It is good
 GregX59 wrote:

Give me the Night Tripper over the Medicine Show ANY time.
 
make an insane double bill, esp. if everyone mixed it up for a set or 3 (everyone in both bands could PLAY ya know)
 nagsheadlocal wrote:

Way back when I saw him in his Nightripper mode at a small club in Raleigh. He had obviously had a drink or two, but it was an interesting show, not the least for the fact that for his encore he sang all 109 known verses of "Stag-o-lee" from memory.

 
he was hard into herion in dem days, was scary as hell at times always put on a killer show.....
{#Fire}putting the gris gris on yoas look out fo the Dr. ( we need more Dr. john, and more ZAPPA)
 cmrump wrote:
I listened to "Goin' Back To New Orleans" on my Labor Day weekend road trip...
 
 QueenLucia wrote:
That is the PEFECT road trip CD!!!  

Indeed! GBTNO should be required listening in 8th grade Louisiana History classes. If you have any interest in New Orleans music (very different from the many varieties of Cajun music), do yourself a favor and listen to "Goin' Back To New Orleans." Preferably on the way there. The liner notes are gold.
Good interview with Dr. John in Rolling Stone magazine recently.  
Always love me some Dr. John!
 MojoJojo wrote:

Wow! To have your wife and son perform with the Doctor must have been a huge thrill!
 
....smiley......
 gstark33 wrote:
Dr. John is the original Nightripper.

 
Way back when I saw him in his Nightripper mode at a small club in Raleigh. He had obviously had a drink or two, but it was an interesting show, not the least for the fact that for his encore he sang all 109 known verses of "Stag-o-lee" from memory.
Very nice!{#Devil_pimp}
 TerryS wrote:
Saw Dr John do this on Bourbon Street on Saint Patrick's Day in the late 90's with my wife and son. Oh yeah.
 
Wow! To have your wife and son perform with the Doctor must have been a huge thrill!
Saw Dr John do this on Bourbon Street on Saint Patrick's Day in the late 90's with my wife and son. Oh yeah.
 gstark33 wrote:
Dr. John is the original Nightripper.

Back in 68 when the original hippy was fresh in the grave, Dr. John recorded the snakiest gumbo ever recoreded.

Check out Gris Gris - right now.

He was called Dr. John the Night Tripper back then.

Listen to Walk On Gilded Splinters or Gris Gumbo Ya Ya or, for that matter any other tune on this awesome piece of work.

The good Doc has held steady thru the years but this is one of his peaks and mostly ubheard.

Mos' highly (no, higher than that) recommended.

Hey RP! I ben gone... I'm back
 

Thanks for the brain-slap. I'll have to dig that old cassette out. I haven't listened to it since I changed my diet.
 gstark33 wrote:
Dr. John is the original Nightripper. Back in 68 when the original hippy was fresh in the grave, Dr. John recorded the snakiest gumbo ever recoreded. Check out Gris Gris - right now. He was called Dr. John the Night Tripper back then. Listen to Walk On Gilded Splinters or Gris Gumbo Ya Ya or, for that matter any other tune on this awesome piece of work. The good Doc has held steady thru the years but this is one of his peaks and mostly ubheard. Mos' highly (no, higher than that) recommended. Hey RP! I ben gone... I'm back
 
No no.. He's the only night tripper. Mac Rebennack and a bowl of gumbo will pull you out of your woirst detentions.

Chase that with "Somewhere down the crazy river"
very cool song
NPR story on him today
Nice! Love the sample of Witchy Woman. More Dr. John!!!
{#Headache} Guess his voice just does NOT resonate with me.
Is that Eleanor Rigby that he plays in the harmonica or am I just hearing things? It's all so weird in this halloween!
ladyj wrote:
cool! Is that the bass harmonica I hear. Very Cool!
Bass harmonica is SO cool sounding....
Oh yeh!!! You gotta to have Dr. John on Halloween. :devil_pimp:
cmrump wrote:
I listened to "Goin' Back To New Orleans" on my Labor Day weekend road trip.
That is the PEFECT road trip CD!!! :motor: Anything from that album would be welcome on RP.
LOVIN' the Halloween sets!!
I'll never see the color red quite the same way!!!
WITCHEY REEEEAD!!!!
awesome...
"Walk on gilded splinters", for sure. Last heard with a head full of zid, listening to the X on the headphones at 2:30 am, somewhere in suburban Hometown, U.S.A., circa the late '60s.
Dr. John is the original Nightripper. Back in 68 when the original hippy was fresh in the grave, Dr. John recorded the snakiest gumbo ever recoreded. Check out Gris Gris - right now. He was called Dr. John the Night Tripper back then. Listen to Walk On Gilded Splinters or Gris Gumbo Ya Ya or, for that matter any other tune on this awesome piece of work. The good Doc has held steady thru the years but this is one of his peaks and mostly ubheard. Mos' highly (no, higher than that) recommended. Hey RP! I ben gone... I'm back
Imkirok wrote:
Not to be confused with Dr. Hook. Very cool stuff. (pimp)
Give me the Night Tripper over the Medicine Show ANY time.
I listened to "Goin' Back To New Orleans" on my Labor Day weekend road trip. Good to hear more of the doctor on RP! Now, how about some Zydeco?
Not to be confused with Dr. Hook. Very cool stuff. (pimp)
:cool:
Most excellent - Love the Doctor - he will be in my town soon with BB King !! Woohooo
This cat is cool!
Thank you for playing Dr. John, RP! I saw him several times in New Orleans and he's very, well, cool. :motor:
cool! Is that the bass harmonica I hear. Very Cool!
Very cool, definitely reminds me of Alabama 3 tho (Soppranos theme tune). Which came first? :-k