Dream Team Realized: Dr. John's 'Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch' Honors Louis Armstrong

August 19, 2014 5:11 AM

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Dream Team Realized: Dr. John's 'Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch' Honors Louis Armstrong

I first interviewed Dr. John (aka Mac Rebennack) about "Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch" a year ago when he described the album in progress as being inspired by a dream in which Louis Armstrong told him: "Do my music your way." The album debuts today, and it's earning critical acclaim already, giving Louis Armstrong a strong debut as an A&R apparition.

My favorite track is "That's My Home," maybe because of my post Katrina over-nesting syndrome. What home must have meant to Louis Armstrong, who lived much of his life on the road as does Dr. John, comes across in every line of the song. The Times review describes: "the easygoing lilt of "That's My ...

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