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In the Right Place

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In the Right Place
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 25, 1973 (1973-02-25)
ProducerAllen Toussaint
Dr. John chronology
Dr. John's Gumbo
In the Right Place
Desitively Bonnaroo
Singles from In the Right Place
  1. "Right Place Wrong Time"
    Released: March 1973
  2. "Such A Night"
    Released: September 1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Record GuideB+[2]

In the Right Place is the sixth album by the New Orleans R&B artist Dr. John. The album was released on Atco Records in 1973, and became the biggest selling album of Dr. John's career.

The song "Such a Night" was also performed as part of The Band's The Last Waltz concert,[3] made famous by Martin Scorsese's film.[4]

The song "Right Place, Wrong Time" became the biggest hit from the LP, reaching the Top 10 in both the U.S.[5] and Canada. The album itself was Dr. John's highest charting album on the Billboard 200, spending 33 weeks on the chart and peaking at #24 on June 23, 1973.[6]

Track listing


All tracks are written by Mac Rebennack; except where indicated

1."Right Place, Wrong Time" 2:50
2."Same Old Same Old" 2:39
3."Just the Same" 2:49
4."Qualified"Jessie Hill, Mac Rebennack4:46
5."Traveling Mood"James Waynes3:03
6."Peace Brother Peace" 2:47
7."Life"Allen Toussaint2:29
8."Such a Night" 2:55
9."Shoo Fly Marches On" 3:15
10."I Been Hoodood" 3:12
11."Cold Cold Cold"Alvin Robinson, Jessie Hill, Mac Rebennack2:37




  • Mac Rebennack – vocals, piano on "Qualified", organ on "Peace Brother Peace" and percussion on "I Been Hoodood"
  • Allen Toussaint – piano, electronic piano, acoustic guitar, conga drums, tambourine, background vocals, vocal arrangements, arrangement and conducting
  • Gary Brown – electric and acoustic saxophones

The Meters

Additional musicians



  1. ^ a b Chrispell, James. "In the Right Place - Dr. John" at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: D". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ "Last Waltz Soundtrack". AllMusic. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Last Waltz - MGM film". Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  5. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 - Dr. John". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Billboard 200 - June 23, 1973". Billboard. Retrieved July 21, 2017.