First off, I want to thank all of you who read this blog. I've had an awful, glitchy MP3 of this song for over 5 years, and my promise to post this finally made me upgrade.
Dr. John (born Mac Rebennack) is best known for his cult voodoo album Gris-Gris, released in 1968. Or he was until 2005, when he became the most prominent musician to hold benefits and charity events for his home state of Louisiana (which he's still actively doing to this day).
Go back a week, and listen to Archibald's version of this. Now listen to this one, recorded 22 years later. Not much difference, except of course for Dr. John's vocal style (which I can't get enough of).