Some live recordings really make it sound as if the artist is having a genuinely good time; it is not just a job for them. Dr. John is having a good night and you can hear it and feel it. This show was recorded in New Orleans (which is his hometown) during Mardi Gras in 1989. He is really in his element in front of his hometown and conveys his joy through his piano. The man can really play the piano and makes you feel like you are in a smoky bar listening to him. Musically, Dr. John plays some boogie, some blues, and even delves into some voodoo. The crowd eats it up and it is a great reminder to the listener of the vibrancy and love for music that was (?) or is part of New Orleans.