Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Do You Believe In Magic And Also In The Power Of Christina Aguilera + Dr. John! Also Celebrating His 78th Birthday Yesterday, Dr. John Was Told His Birthday Is Today And He’s Actually 77...Oy Vey!

Let’s get into it carebears. Christmas may be a month away but let's get shaking and rolling our holiday blues spirit today. Christina Aguilera and Dr. John shake the blues quite effortlessly.

Off her iconic 2000 Xmas record "My Kind Of Christmas", it may seem counter-intuitive to relate a pop legend like Christina Aguilera to the blues, but unless you've been living under a rock or in a bunker a la Kimmy Schmidt for the past 20 years, then like the sane and smart people of this world who’ve heard her sing should be able to identify her innately strong blues and jazz roots.

 As a little Tuesday morning bonus, Christina shares in an interview back in the early 2000s and shared her warm n fuzzy thoughts about blues musique: “Hearing the blues taught me all about singing from your soul… Not just hitting the notes, but digging deep and really feeling a song. I want the kids out there to know that the blues should be celebrated and honored.”

Now get your holiday pies and your cuppa sweet hot chocolate and get into the Christmas groove with thee uncomparable Christina Aguilera and Sir Dr. John!

Jeez Louise, oy vey. Yup in this particular case, the headline does really say it all...

"Turns out it really was the “Right Place, Wrong Time” for Dr. John.

The New Orleans-born musician, whose discography includes that 1973 hit, celebrated his 78th birthday Wednesday. But he was apparently a year early.

Publicist Karen Beninato said she looked into it after talking to friends and relatives of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer.

Music writer John Wirt, at Nola.com|The Times-Picayune, found a 1941 newspaper birth announcement for the musician, whose real name is Malcolm John Rebennack. And it’s not just the year: The local musicians union confirms the correct day in its records is Nov. 20 — not Nov. 21.

Beninato said Rebennack began adding a year to his age so he could play in New Orleans clubs as a teen in the 1950s.

“Mac has rolled with it since his teenage years,” she said in an email.

The 1940 date has lingered due, in part, to Rebennack himself. Wirt cites the musician’s own memoir, “Under a Hoodoo Moon,” as saying he was born just before Thanksgiving 1940. The incorrect date is in countless published stories, biographies and interviews.

Rebennack himself has been cagey about the birth date. “He keeps his mysteries,” Beninato said.

He canceled some gigs last December and has been resting at his New Orleans area home since then, making no public appearances.

In an interview, Beninato said Rebennack had a traditional New Orleans response when she told him he wouldn’t have to do a press event to mark this year’s correct 77th birthday because he’d already done it last year.

“He said, ‘Yeah — you-right,’” she recalled.

This article originally appeared on the Associated Press." - Spin.com

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