As his health began to decline, Dr. John knew the end was near. So he gathered his strength to give fans one last album.
Rolling Stone has learned that the record is complete, but details such as when it will be out and the title are still in the air.
What is known is that the New Orleans legend put together a collection of new songs, country covers, and reworked classics from his 50-plus year career.
According to session keyboardist David Torkanowsky, Dr. John realized this would be his last go, admitting, “It was emotional in the studio just to hear him. It had a certain weight to it that only something that’s the last time you do it can have.”
What impact do you feel Dr. John has left on music?