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Synopsis: The legendary Dr. John the Night Tripper, the Grammy-winning New Orleans hoodoo rock-and-roll musician, presents his life story, in an infectious and spicy journey through the musical back alleys of New Orleans and of America. 25,000 first printing.
From Kirkus Reviews: This unflinching autobiography by Mac Rebennack, aka Dr. John, with Rummel (Malcolm X, 1989) gives a firsthand account of New Orleans street life and musical history in the last few decades. Rebennack began frequenting New Orleans music clubs at an early age. In the '50s he dropped out of high school and devoted himself to playing the piano and guitar. While developing his music he also developed a taste for heroin and other drugs. Musicians in the New Orleans scene provided entertainment for ``turistas'' and, in the early morning hours, for pimps, prostitutes and thieves. To supplement their income, musicians also engaged in some of these vocations. Rebennack admits to participating in many shady dealings: He disposed of fetuses for an abortionist, held stick- ups, and conspired to, but evidently did not, murder. After a stint in prison on narcotics charges, he cast himself as Dr. John, based on the 19th-century conjurer by that name, and played distinctly New Orleans music in a wild stage show that featured snake handling and black magic. Dr. John's music became popular with the '60s counterculture. Rebennack also played as a sideman throughout his career with a catalog of music greats--some obscure and some well- known, such as Little Richard and Professor Longhair; considering the ``narcotic haze'' in which he often found himself, he remembers many details from sessions. Rebennack, however, has no respect for fame without musical skill--he refers to the group Iron Butterfly as ``Iron Butterfingers.'' Taken advantage of by unscrupulous music business executives and strung out on heroin for 34 years, he tells a tough tale. A life this varied and chaotic is hard to translate into a linear story. Though Rebennack's prose sometimes rambles, he gives the reader a perspective that most tourists to Bourbon street never see. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Title: Under a Hoodoo Moon: The Life of Dr. John ...
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description St Martins Pr, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0312105673
Book Description St Martins Pr, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. No chips, tears, marks. Interior clean and tight. Dust jacket wrapped in mylar. Delivery confirmation tracking number provided. ; 8.19 X 5.59 X 1.18 inches; 264 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 62592
Book Description Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) w/Jack Rummel., St. Martin's Press, nd (1994), c1994, 1st Edition 1st Printing, boards, fine w/vg dj (closed tear), 264 pp w/index, B & W photographic illus., 8vo, ".alchemist of New Orleans psychedelic funk.", $27.50. Bookseller Inventory # 326137
Book Description St Martins Press, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. First edition stated, full numberline 10-1, no flaws noted, appears to be unread. Dustjacket ($19.95 price intact), extemely light rubbing. Bookseller Inventory # 001494
Book Description St. Martin's, New York, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 264 pages, b/w photos. "This is a testament to funk, to funksterators, tricknologists, mujicians, care-rack-ters, who got music burning in their brains and no holes in their souls." Size: 5 1/2 x 8 ". Bookseller Inventory # 5920
Book Description St. Martin's Press, New York, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Small 8vo. 264pp. Glued signatures in black paper-covered boards. Minor edge wear to cover. Dust jacket shows rubbing, shelf wear, minor edge wear. Spotting on top edge and fore edge of book block. Binding is square and tight, pages are clean and bright and unmarked; appears to be an unread copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001417
Book Description St. Martin's Press, New York, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. First Edition/First Printing, April 1994. Hardcover in unclipped dustjacket. 264 pages with photographs. Full of wit and wordplay, tales of hoodoo saints and high-living sinners, his memorable memoir casts a spell as hard to resist as Mardi Gras itself. Very light touch of edgewear, otherwise, As new. Unread. From my smoke-free collection. Ships in well-padded box. Bookseller Inventory # 7075
Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0312105673 First Edition 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. DJ has minimal wear, is price clipped. Binding good, minimal lean. No markings. Bookseller Inventory # SKUJAN1207235
Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0312105673 1st edition 1st printing - note inside cover - slight stain to page edge - otherwise a fine clean like new collectible - enjoy. Bookseller Inventory # BX-3DQO-DK05
Book Description St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0312105673 1st edition 1st printing - some foxing to page edge - otherwise dust jacket and cover like new binding strong contents clean - enjoy. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1010825