1978 Dr John – City Lights

City Lights is the first album Dr John recorded for A&M Records’ Horizon imprint, released in 1979. Famous painter Neon Park, best known for his associations with and album covers for Little Feat and Frank Zappa, provided the album artwork, as indicated by his name being included in the corner on the cover.


1  Dance The Night Away With You (Doc Pomus; Mac Rebennack) 4:06
2  Street Side (Mac Rebennack) 6:01
3  Wild Honey (Bobby Charles; Mac Rebennack) 4:10
4  Rain (Mac Rebennack) 4:46
5  Snake Eyes (Mac Rebennack) 6:44
6  Fire Of Love (Alvin Robinson; Mac Rebennack) 3:59
7  Sonata / He\’s A Hero (Doc Pomus; Mac Rebennack) 5:20
8  City Lights (Doc Pomus; Mac Rebennack) 3:22



BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarHugh McCracken
GuitarJohn Tropea
KeyboardsMac Rebennack
KeyboardsRichard Tee
CornetCharlie Miller
SaxDavid Sanborn
SaxGeorge Young
TromboneBarry Rogers
PercussionArthur Jenkins
Background VocalsAlvin Robinson
Background VocalsGeorge Jones
Background VocalsRonnie Barron
Background VocalsTami Lynn
VocalsMac Rebennack

Other Musicians

2 Street Side

OrganNeil Larsen
HarmonicaHugh McCracken

5 Snake Eyes

Guitar (solo)Buzzy Feiten

6 Fire Of Love

MoogHugh McCracken
OrganNeil Larsen
SaxPlas Johnson

7 Sonata / He\’s A Hero

ClarinetAlvin Batiste
SaxPlas Johnson


Liner Notes

Producer – Hugh McCracken, Tommy LiPuma
Producer (Assistant) – Christine Martin
Arranged By (Rhythm & Horn) – Dr. John, Hugh McCracken
Arranged By (Strings), Conductor – Claus Ogerman
Engineer (Assistant) – David Prentice, Don Henderson
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Mixed By – Al Schmitt
Recorded By – Al Schmitt, Hank Cicalo, Kevin Herron

Cover, Design – Neon Park

Record Company – Alfa Records, Inc
Recorded At – The Hit Factory
Mixed At – Capitol Studios
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab