Gumbo by Dr. John

The  cover for Dr. John’s fifth album “Dr. John’s Gumbo” was shot here. The album is a collection of covers of New Orleans classics that was released on April 20, 1972 on Atco, a division of Atlantic Records. The album reached #112 on Billboard’s 200 chart and remained there for eleven weeks.

This is the location of the Farmer John Company’s slaughterhouse. The outside wall surrounding the facility is covered with a mural depicting a peaceful pasture inhabited by unsuspecting pigs.

Tracks:

Iko Iko
Blow Wind Blow
Big Chief
Somebody Changed the Lock
Mess Around
Let the Good Times Roll
Junko Partner
Stack-A-Lee
Tipitina
Those Lonely Lonely Nights
Huey Smith Medley
Little Liza Jane

Personnel:

Dr. John – guitar, piano, cornet, vocals
Lee Allen – tenor saxophone
Ronnie Barron – organ, piano, backing vocals
Harold Battiste – clarinet, saxophone, horn arrangements
Morris Bechamin – saxophone, backing vocals
Jimmy Calhoun – bass
Sidney George – harmonica, saxophone
Shirley Goodman, Tammy Lann, Robbie Montgomery, Jessica Smith – backing vocals
Ken Klimak – guitar
Dave Lastie – saxophone
Melvin Lastie – trumpet, cornet
John Ewing – trombone
Alvin Robinson – guitar, backing vocals
Fred Staehle – drums, percussion
Richard Washington – percussion

Farmer John Company
S. Soto Street and E.Vernon Ave.
Vernon CA 90058