In the Right Place

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In the Right Place
Dr John In The Right Place Cover.jpg
Studio album by Dr. John
Released February 25, 1973 (1973-02-25)
Genre Funk, blues
Length 33:22
Label Atco
Producer Allen Toussaint
Dr. John chronology
Dr. John's Gumbo
In the Right Place
Desitively Bonnaroo
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

In the Right Place is the sixth album by New Orleans R&B artist Dr. John. The album was originally 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, made famous by Martin Scorsese's film. The song also appears in the music video of 3000 Miles to Graceland. The song "Right Place Wrong Time" was recently featured in an episode of American Horror Story: Coven and also in the movies Dazed and Confused and Sahara, as well as the trailer for the second season of Fargo.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Mac Rebennack; except where indicated. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Right Place Wrong Time"     2:50
2. "Same Old Same Old"     2:39
3. "Just the Same"     2:49
4. "Qualified"   Jessie Hill, Rebennack 4:46
5. "Traveling Mood"   James Waynes 3:03
6. "Peace Brother Peace"     2:47
7. "Life"   Allen Toussaint 2:29
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, Rebennack 2:37


The Meters
  • Allen Toussaint: Piano, electric piano, acoustic guitar, conga drums and tambourine, background vocals, vocal arrangements, arrangement and conducting.
  • Mac Rebennack: Vocals, piano on "Qualified", organ on "Peace Brother Peace" and percussion on "I Been Hoodood".
  • Ralph MacDonald: Percussion on "Shoo Fly Marches On", "Such a Night" and "I Been Hoodood".
  • David Spinozza: guitar solo on "Right Place Wrong Time".
  • Gary Brown: Electric and acoustic saxophones.
  • The Bonaroo Horn Section: Horns.
  • Robbie Montgomery and Jessie Smith: Backing vocals.
  • James Flournoy Holmes: Album design and paintings.


  1. ^ Chrispell, James. "In the Right Place - Dr. John" at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 October 2011.