Remembering Dr. John’s answering-machine message

By Steve Newton

Back in 2004 I did my one and only interview with New Orleans music legend Dr. John, aka Mac Rebennack.

The first time I called him, though, he wasn’t around, and after four rings his answering machine turned on.

His message was short, but also pretty cool.

I don’t remember if I left a “massage” or not.

Have a listen:


For even more thrilling excerpts from my one and only Dr. John interview, stay tuned.



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