Under a Hoodoo Moon is one of rock's most original and infectious autobiographies. In its pages, Dr. John, the alchemist of New Orleans psychedelic funk, tells his story, and what a story it is: of four decades on the road, on the charts, in and out of trouble, but always steeped in the piano-based soulful grind of New Orleans rhythmn & blues of which he is the acknolwedged high guru. From childhood as a prodigal prodigy among 1950s legends from Little Richard and Fats Domino to sesssions with the Rolling Stones and the Band; from recording studio to juke joint to penitentiary to world tours; from Mac Rebennack to Dr. John the Night Tripper, this is the testament of our funkiest rock storyteller. Full of wit and wordplay, tales of hoodoo saints and high-living sinners, Under a Hoodoo Moon casts a spell as hard to resist as Mardi Gras itself.
Malcolm John Rebennack, AKA Dr. John, was one of the music world's most singular performers. His musical output spanned genre and generations, earning him fans both young and old. He died in 2019.
Jack Rummel has been a writer and editor for more than twenty years. His books include biographies of Malcolm X, Langston Hughes, and Muhammad Ali, and he coauthored Under a Hoodoo Moon with "Dr. John" Malcolm John Rebennack. Rummel is also a ragtime music composer, performer, and recording artist.
“One of the most uninhibited music biographies ever published, scary and funny at the same time.” —The New York Times
“Mud-funky...fascinating and gritty.” —Los Angeles Times
“Colorful and folksy, raucous and raunchy...required reading” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Ranks alongside Miles Davis's provocative autobiography...fascinating” —Down Beat
“One of those books you genuinely cannot put down.” —Relix
“As funky and seductive as a syncopated New Orleans rhythm.” —Rolling Stone