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57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 17 April 2012

This week, Jamie meets one of his true musical heroes: the piano player, singer and composer Dr. John.

Dr. John talks about his incredible life and career, from being brought up on the voodoo music of his home city New Orleans, and the influence of Professor Longhair; to being shot in the hand and consequently moving from playing the guitar to the piano.

With a new album out this month, Dr. John also talks about his new project with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and inspiring a new generation of fans.

Music Played

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  • Image for That Ole Devil Called Love

    That Ole Devil Called Love Billie Holiday

    Decca Records

  • Image for Allen Toussaint

    Allen Toussaint St. James Infirmary

    The Bright Mississippi, Nonesuch Records

  • Image for Jeb Loy Nichols

    Jeb Loy Nichols Disappointment

    The Jeb Loy Nichols Special, Decca Records

  • Image for Sidney Bechet and His Orchestra

    Sidney Bechet and His Orchestra Jungle Drums

    The Grand Master Of The Soprano Sax And Clarinet, Columbia

  • Dr. John Interview

  • Image for Dr. John

    Dr. John Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya

    Gris-Gris, ATCO Records

  • Image for Dr. John

    Dr. John Revolution

    Locked Down, Nonesuch Records

  • Image for West African Rhythm Brothers

    West African Rhythm Brothers Ominira

    London Is The Place For Me Volume 2, Honest Jon’s Records

  • Image for Gerry Mulligan And Johnny Hodges

    Gerry Mulligan And Johnny Hodges Back Beat

    Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges, Verve Records

  • Image for Daniel Rossen

    Daniel Rossen Saint Nothing

    Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP, Warp Records

  • Dr. John with Jamie Cullum


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