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Dr. John infuses Louis Armstrong tribute album with 'Spirit of Satch'
Dr. John infuses Louis Armstrong tribute album with 'Spirit of Satch'

Tribute albums come and go, but it's a real rarity that can snap a listener to attention like Dr. John's new salute to jazz founding father Louis Armstrong. From the opening notes of "Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch," arriving Tuesday, it's obvious this is no Big Easy re-creation of the best-known recordings by Armstrong, who in the 1920s almost single-handedly changed the course of popular music with his revolutionary vocal style and trumpet playing. "He came to me in this dream and said, 'Do my stuff — your way,'" said the 73-year-old pianist and leading light of New Orleans funk and R&B born Malcolm John "Mac"...

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