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Gris Gris (Original MONO Mix)

    1968 Debut Record, this is the Original MONO mix. The first time this has been reissued and its on Limited Green Vinyl. 1968 Debut album from the king of the psychedelic bayou – the hypnotic, mystical and powerful sound of the swamp coming to life. As he became Dr. John (real name Mac Rebennack), it was his LA session work with musicians like Sonny & Cher, Canned Heat, and Zappa that allowed him to start conjuring up his visions of guitar psych-pop to walk alongside his authentic New Orleans upbringing.

    While “Gris Gris” contains moments that make it a type stamped symbol of its era, it might have well been made in outer space. Recorded in its own psychic and stylistic vacuum, the album borrows as heavily from the New Orleans’ musical culture in which he grew up as it does the looming continuous pulse of war, heavy drugs, and the end of the free love/hippie movement. The album was taken under the wing of a small percentage of the “underground” upon its release in 1968 and did not find a true following for years. 


    1. Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
    2. Danse Kalinda Ba Doom
    3. Mama Roux
    4. Danse Fambeaux
    5. Croker Courtbullion
    6. Jump Sturdy
    7. I Walk On Guilded Splinters

    Dr. John


      Get On Down is all too eager to reissue this unique record for Record Store Day Black Friday, which has not been repressed on vinyl in over 40 years. In keeping with the album's hallucinogenic sound, it is presented on trippy splatter colored vinyl, and housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket

      Dr John

      Gris Gris

        Produced by Harold Battiste and released on Atco Records in 1968 ‘Gris-Gris’ is the debut album by Dr John (Mac Rebennack). Although it failed to chart in the UK or the US on its original release a re-issue on CD many years later has seen the album receive much wider praise from modern critics. A hybrid of New Orleans R&B and psychedelic rock this debut boasts several tracks that have become cult favourites ‘Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya’, ‘Mama Roux’, ‘Jump Sturdy’ and ‘I Walk On Guilded Splinters’.

        180gram LP. Cut From Analogue Masters. Original Artwork.

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