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Dr. John's Gumbo

Dave Marsh, Creem, July 1972

GUMBO IS DR. JOHN'S fifth album, but it seems like his first. For once, the record and the recording both feel right, as though they were being done by people truly in touch with each other and with what was being attempted; there are no shreds of the "voodoo boogie" left, not even a stray comment.

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