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gris-gris

 (grē′grē)
n.
Variant of grigri.
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gris-gris

(ˈɡriːɡriː)
n, pl -gris (-ɡriːz)
(Other Non-Christian Religions) a variant spelling of grigri
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gri•gri

or gris-gris

(ˈgriˌgri)

n., pl. -gris (-ˌgriz)
an African charm, amulet, or fetish.
[1755–65; < French gris-gris, grigri; orig. obscure]
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He began to develop a following with the release of his first major-label album, Gris-Gris in 1968.
His spooky 1968 debut "Gris-Gris" combined rhythm n blues with psychedelic rock and startled listeners with its sinister implications of other-worldly magic, employing a piano style both rollicking and haunting.
His career started in the late 50s when he worked as a session musician in New Orleans, before gaining recognition as a solo performer with the release of his album Gris-Gris in 1968.
From the late 1960s, he issued albums such as Gris-Gris and Dr John's Gumbo.
He earned recognition in Hollywood with his popular album ' Gris-Gris' which he released in 1968.
John recorded his first album, "Gris-Gris," in 1968 with the help of several New Orleans natives.
Water also has a purifying effect, he said, as 'it throws out [jeter] the sand and gris-gris that is inside [the instrument]'.
With a wave of Mother LeRoux's gris-gris stick, New Orleans culture and Cajun characters bring new life to the familiar Cinderella fairy tale.
Tara Betts and Treasure Shields Redmond have fused the cerebral with the earthy; they spit fire and gris-gris along with philosophy, offering their words, like the lives imagined in their poems, forged, as Betts says, "in such fluent heat."
On "Red River,'' Petty is smitten by a lovable basket-case who has placed her blind faith into practically anything she can get her hands on (including rosary beads, lucky rabbit's foot, black cat bones and gris-gris stick), but Petty has a better course of action to save her soul.
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