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Posthumous Dr John album to be released later this year

By | Published on Monday 9 May 2022

Dr John

The album that Dr John was working on at the time of his death in 2019 is set to be released later this year. Titled ‘Things Happen That Way’, the record has been completed under the guidance of his daughter, Karla R Pratt, and features a mixture of covers and original songs.

“In a mystical kind of way, Dad was looking back at the same time he was looking forward, while being present in each moment”, Pratt tells Rolling Stone. “From a different vantage point and an older stage in his life, this album is truly his most intimate, with original songs as his ‘curve balls’”.

A legend of the New Orleans music scene, Dr John – real name Malcolm John Rebennack Jr – died after having a heart attack in 2019, aged 77. ‘Things Happen That Way’ was recorded in New Orleans in 2018, and features guest appearances from artists including Willie Nelson and Aaron Neville.

The album is set for release on 23 Sep. From it, this is ‘I Walk On Guilded Splinters’, featuring Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real: