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)
Length 33:22
Label Atco
Producer Allen Toussaint
Dr. John chronology
Dr. John's Gumbo
(1972)Dr. John's Gumbo1972
In the Right Place
Desitively Bonnaroo
(1974)Desitively Bonnaroo1974
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
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauB+[2]

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,[3] made famous by Martin Scorsese's film.[4] The song also appears in the music video of 3000 Miles to Graceland.

The song "Right Place, Wrong Time" became the greatest 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[edit]

All tracks 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, 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, Rebennack2:37



The Meters

Additional musicians

  • Ralph MacDonald – percussion on "Shoo Fly Marches On", "Such a Night" and "I Been Hoodood".
  • David Spinozza – guitar solo on "Right Place Wrong Time".
  • The Bonaroo Horn Section – horns.
  • Robbie Montgomery and Jessie Smith – backing vocals



  1. ^ Chrispell, James. "In the Right Place - Dr. John" at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Dr. John". Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "Last Waltz Soundtrack". Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Last Waltz - MGM film". Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  5. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 - Dr. John". Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Billboard 200 - June 23, 1973". Retrieved July 21, 2017.