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Lisa Karp Collaborated with Dr. John

Lisa Karp first collaborated with Dr. John when he asked her to write lyrics to the swing tune "Catch 'Em In The Act, " which he recorded for a CD by The Max Weinberg 7. Their dynamic creative partnership comes full circle with the release of Karp's sultry jazz-blues date "Fucsia Blues, " on Adore Records. Lisa will be performing "Fucsia Blues" soon in the NYC area.

While the just released album -- billed as Lisa Karp with Dr. John -- reflects the singer/songwriter's own vibe and features her original material throughout, the Doc puts his unmistakable, sly and soulful imprint all over its ten seductive tunes.

Mac Rebennack (Dr. John's real name) is credited with co-arranging "Why Do I Wait" and "Call Home, " and the versatile musician performs on seven songs, playing piano, electric piano, organ, guitar, synth bass and drum programming on various tracks. He and Karp also perform a sure to become classic vocal duet on the original electric blues tune "Everything's Broken." Karp's original, scaled down demo of the opening track "Why Do I Wait" received airplay on reputable AAA Public Radio station WFUV in New York.

In between the time she met Dr. John and when they began working on "Fucsia Blues, " Karp was slowly but surely building an impressive resume as an indie artist. Her world triphop tune "Me & You Now" was included in the feature film "Mutant Aliens, " which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001 and is currently on HBO and in cinemas throughout Asia and Europe. That song and her rocker "Slipped" also appeared on the soundtrack to the film "Indian Cowboy" (currently playing on HBO in Hungary) and a compilation CD. That same year, MTV licensed 13 pop-rock tunes of hers for soundtrack material for various network shows. Karp's triphop tune "Fate" also received radio airplay in Taiwan, and she was chosen to perform at The Songwriter's Hall of Fame Showcase, NYC in 2003.



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