Locked Down (2012) At 71, this New Orleans R&B legend hardly needs help finding the funk. But there's no denying the vintage voodoo — or the palpable disgust… 2012-04-03 Dr. John R&B Nonesuch
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Locked Down (2012)

THE DOCTOR IS IN Borrowing the talents of Black Keys producer Dan Auerbach, the 71-year-old groove master upholds his trademark funky sounds
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THE DOCTOR IS IN Borrowing the talents of Black Keys producer Dan Auerbach, the 71-year-old groove master upholds his trademark funky sounds
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 03, 2012; Lead Performance: Dr. John; Genre: R&B; Production: Nonesuch

At 71, this New Orleans R&B legend hardly needs help finding the funk. But there's no denying the vintage voodoo — or the palpable disgust — the Doctor summons with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, who produced Locked Down following an onstage jam at last year's Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee. On ''Revolution,'' John bemoans the ''dumb moves of money'' over a rich retro-soul groove, while the percolating ''Ice Age'' imagines the KKK and the CIA ''playin' in the same cage.'' A-

Best Tracks:
Guitar- heavy You Lie
Smartly swinging Big Shot
Originally posted Mar 28, 2012 Published in issue #1201 Apr 06, 2012 Order article reprints
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