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Locked Down

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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
Lisa Houlgrave

Locked Down

Current Status:
In Season
Dr. John
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We gave it an A-

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-

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