“Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya” – Dr. John

Before Dr. John hit the pop charts with “Right Place, Wrong Time” and started lovin’ that chicken from Popeye’s, he was the Night Tripper.   This song, from his 1968 debut album “Gris-Gris” has a deceptively mellow vibe, but don’t toke up or take anything stronger while listening to this… this will send you on a seriously bad paranoid trip.  Amazing, sinister jazz/blues from hell.

“Perfect Day” (BBC Charity Single) – Lou Reed and Various Other Great Musicians/Singers


In 1997, a group of famous and talented singers and musicians got together to sing a cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” for the BBC. It was such a hit with viewers that it was released a single to promote the charity Children in Need, and went to #1 in Great Britain for three weeks, raising over 2 million pounds for the charity. Among the amazing artists here: Lou Reed, Bono, Suzanne Vega, Elton John, Burning Spear, Emmylou Harris, Tammy Wynette, Shane McGowan, Dr. John, Robert Cray, Evan Dando, Tom Jones, Laurie Anderson, Joan Armatrading, and many many others. A wonderful cover.