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Dr. John, Afterglow

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Dr. John, Afterglow

Audio CD

Disk ID: 203445

Disk length: 45m 34s (10 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1995

Label: Unknown

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“Afterglow” Tracks & Durations

1. I Know What I've Got 5:03
2. Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You 4:18
3. I'm Just A Luck So-And-So 3:34
4. Blue Skies 4:42
5. So Long 5:06
6. New York City Blues 4:00
7. Tell Me You'll Wait For Me 4:39
8. There Must Be A Better World Somewhere 5:21
9. I Still Think About You 4:19
10. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) 4:26

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Unlike his In a Sentimental Mood, which swung wildly from Tin Pan Alley standards to supper-club blues, Afterglow is mostly interested in recapturing the late '40s and early '50s, when jazz, blues, and pop intersected with sophisticated ease. The choice of material is impeccable--songs made popular by Nat "King" Cole, Louis Jordan, and Duke Ellington--and the playing is superb throughout. However, "Ain't I Been Good to You," "Just a Lucky So and So," and a stark read of "I'm Confessin'" are particularly effective. And on his original, "I Still Believe in You," Dr. John proves just how influenced he is by West Coast blues legend Charles Brown, who once recorded at Cosimo Matassa's studio where the future Night Tripper got his start. A lovely, effective album whose only misstep is a version of Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" that sounds slightly out of step with everything else. --Keith Moerer

Other Versions

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Dr. John - Afterglow

Tracks: 11 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 45m 52s (+0m 18s)

Dr. John - Afterglow

Tracks: 10, Disk length: 44m 53s (-1m 19s)