Ton-Ton Macoute!

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Ton-Ton Macoute!
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril, 1970
Recorded1969-70
Genre Blues rock
Southern rock
Classic rock
Length48:07
Label Atco / Capricorn
Producer Duane Allman / Johnny Sandlin
Johnny Jenkins / Duane Allman chronology
Ton-Ton Macoute!
(1970)
Blessed Blues
(1996)
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Christgau's Record Guide B– [2]

Ton-Ton Macoute! is the 1970 album by Johnny Jenkins, a former bandleader who first hired Otis Redding in his band, The Pinetoppers, as a singer. Ton-Ton Macoute! was originally intended as a Duane Allman solo album, before he departed to form The Allman Brothers. Most of the guitar tracks were played by Allman, and Jenkins later supplied the vocal tracks. The album is a blend of Southern Blues/Rock/Country/Soul. Guest musicians include future Allman Brothers Duane Allman, Berry Oakley, Jaimoe, and Butch Trucks. The standout tracks are Dr. John's "I Walk on Gilded Splinters", Bob Dylan's "Down Along the Cove", and J.D. Loudermilk's "Bad News".

Contents

Title

The phrase "Ton-Ton Macoute" is actually a phrase in Haiti, meaning "bogey man" (literally: "Uncle Gunnysack") in the Haitian language. "Ton-Ton Macoute" was the name Papa Doc Duvalier used for his secret police, who wreaked havoc in Haiti in the 1950s. The "bogey man" of Haitian folklore refers to a man visiting during Christmas Eve, entering peoples homes at night and taking naughty children into his knapsack. [3]

Track listing

  1. "I Walk on Guilded Splinters" (Dr. John) - 5:49
  2. "Leaving Trunk" (Sleepy John Estes) - 4:19
  3. "Blind Bats & Swamp Rats" (Jackie Avery) - 4:44
  4. "Rollin' Stone" (Muddy Waters) - 5:21 (a.k.a. "Catfish Blues")
  5. "Sick and Tired" (Dave Bartholomew, Chris Kenner) - 4:41
  6. "Down Along the Cove" (Bob Dylan) - 3:25
  7. "Bad News" (J.D. Loudermilk) - 4:08
  8. "Dimples" (John Lee Hooker, James Bracken) - 2:55
  9. "Voodoo in You" (Jackie Avery) - 5:00
  10. "I Don't Want No Woman" (Don Robey) - 2:12
  11. "My Love Will Never Die" (Otis Rush) - 5:33

Personnel

Production

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