Here we go again. Cleopatra, a label long associated with issuing titles of dubious quality (and sometimes mysterious origin) by well-known artists, has licensed from Warner these early sides by Dr. John
. The music isn't terrible by any stretch, but it's not great either. Couple this with the fact that these sides have released on CD at least a dozen times (and that's a very conservative estimate) by labels all over the globe and what do you have? Not much that's worthy of interest, let alone purchasing. These are sides that Mac Rebennack
) himself looks at with some regret. There is no reason for even the most ardent fan to purchase these again.