Everything that captivates the American public about Louisiana's Creole culture is pureed into Dr. John's inimitable 1968 release, Gris Gris: blues, swamp rock, voodoo ceremonies, hot weather, easy living and backwoods intrigue. This record's as mysterious as a foggy cypress bog and as boldly sensual as a seance. Dr. John would be poppier later in his career, but he was never more creative than churning this bizarre musical stew.