New Orleans’ past and present come together in a new clip from one of Dr. John‘s final sessions. Shared on Monday by Petaluma Records, the video shows Dr. John performing “Jock-A-Mo” with Davell Crawford, grandson of James “Sugar Boy” Crawford who first released the NOLA favorite in 1953. The performance will appear in the forthcoming documentary, Take Me To The River: New Orleans, available on streaming platforms beginning January 20th, 2023.

Also known as “Iko Iko”, “Jock-A-Mo” is as synonymous with New Orleans as gumbo and Mardi Gras, and who better to sing one of the city’s many unofficial anthems than one of its many unofficial ambassadors, the late Dr. John? This stripped-down version sees the Night Tripper square off with Davell Crawford on dueling keyboards as they share the vocals in a unique yin and yang of young and old.

Take Me To The River: New Orleans examines the DNA of one of the greatest music civilizations in the world. Employing an array of NOLA-bred artists, the documentary from Martin Shore shows the diverse stylistic makeup of the city from funk to second line to hip-hop and beyond. The film hosts recordings and performances from The Neville Brothers, PJ Morton, Big Freedia, G-Eazy, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Snoop Dogg, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, William Bell, Ani DiFranco, Donald Harrison, Galactic, Irma Thomas, Ledisi, and many more.

Related: Dr. John Releases Posthumous Country & Western-Inspired Album, ‘Things Happen That Way’ [Listen]

Musicians from the documentary will also mount the Take Me To The River Live! Tour featuring performances from DumpstaphunkGeorge Porter Jr., and Jon Clearly with special guests to be announced. The artists will bring the spirit of New Orleans across the country in November with a run of Midwestern dates in Indiana and Illinois before hitting Washington, Oregon, and California in February and April. More 2023 dates will be announced at a later date. Tickets for the Take Me To The River Live! Tour are on sale now.

Watch Dr. John and Davell Crawford perform “Jock-A-Mo” from the upcoming documentary Take Me To The River: New Orleans. Scroll down for the full tracklist. Dr. John was featured on the latest Live For Live Music Monthly Mix.

Dr. John, Davell Crawford – “Jock-A-Mo”

Take Me To The River Live! Tour:

November 17th: Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
(Dumpstaphunk, George Porter Jr., and Jon Cleary)
November 18th: Carmel, IN – The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts
(Dumpstaphunk, George Porter Jr., and Jon Cleary)
November 19th: Evanston, IL – Evanston SPACE (Take Me To The River)
(Dumpstaphunk, George Porter Jr., and Jon Cleary)
February 25th: Edmonds, WA – Edmonds Center For the Arts
(Dumpstaphunk and Jon Cleary)
February 28th: Bend, OR – Tower Theatre
(Dumpstaphunk and Jon Cleary)
March 2nd: Chico, CA – Laxson Auditorium @ California State University
(Dumpstaphunk, George Porter Jr., and Jon Cleary)
Additional 2023 Dates to be Announced!

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Take Me To The River: New Orleans Tracklisting:

1. Cyril Neville with Voices of the Wetlands – “In Love with My NOLA”
2. Dee-1, Mannie Fresh, Big Freedia, Galactic – “Act Like You Know”
3. The Neville Brothers with Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, and George Porter Jr. – “(Hey Mama) Wild Tchoupitoulas”
4. Irma Thomas with Ledisi, featuring George Porter Jr., Eric Krasno, Ian Neville, and Ivan Neville – “I Wish Someone Would Care”
5. Dr. John and Davell Crawford – “Jock-A-Mo”
6. Soul Rebels featuring 5th Ward Weebie – “504 Enjoy Yourself”
7. Cyril Neville with Dumpstaphunk – “Street Parade”
8. PJ Morton featuring Cheeky Blakk and Rebirth Brass Band – “New Orleans Girl”
9. Aaron Neville with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band – “Stompin’ Ground”
10. Walter Wolfman Washington – “Funk is in the House”
11. Snoop Dogg, G-Eazy, William Bell – “Yes We Can Can”
12. Davell Crawford – “We Shall Gather at the River”
13. 79rs – “Wrong Part of Town”
14. New Orleans Drummers – “Lil Liza Jane” *

1. Anders Osborne – “Improvise”  *
2. Voices of the Wetlands with Cyril Neville – “Late in the Evening” *
3. Ledisi with George Porter Jr, Ian Neville, and Ivan Neville – “Knockin” *
4. Davell Crawford – “One More Time”  *
5. Ani DiFranco with Lost Bayou Ramblers and Roots of Music – “Little Plastic Castles”  *
6. Donald Harrison with the Tipitina’s Interns – “Donald’s Tune” *
7. Dr. John – “Someone to Love”  *
8. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux with Voices of the Wetlands – “Firewater”
9. Donald Harrison and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – “Sand Castle Headhunters”
10. Lost Bayou Ramblers with Ani DiFranco, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, and the Roots of Music – “Blue Moon Special”
11. Donald Harrison and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah with the Tipitina’s Interns – “When the Saints Go Marching In”
12. Irma Thomas with Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., Ian Neville and Ivan Neville – “Carnival Time”

(* Tracks not on LP version, but available via included download card)

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