Song Of The Day: Dr. John, “When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles At You)”

Dr. John

In its own way, it only seems fitting that Dr. John’s final album consisted of a tribute to Louis Armstrong. Both men possessed a similar singing voice and both men wonderfully represented the colorful an unique musical world of New Orleans, Louisiana. Furthermore, Dr. John’s career picked up not long after Armstrong’s passing in 1971. To celebrate the great man’s life, The Last Music Company has reissued Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch on vinyl. The entire album is fantastic, but we have a real soft spot for the final cut , when you’re smiling the whole world smiles at you)”. Enlisting his friends and collaborators The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, it is an apt and touching final number to conclude a magnificent career. He could not have predicted it was to have been his final album; indeed, a posthumous release of his completed final album is in the works. Still, Ske-Dat-De-Dat offers Dr. John at his finest.

Purchase Dr John Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of SatchAmazon

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