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."
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Come on. Didn't you think this guy was over after that nutty Curious George soundtrack? Well, weren't we wrong, oh Jack Johnson judges that we were.
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