1973 Dr John – In The Right Place

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, made famous by Martin Scorsese’s film.

The song “Right Place, Wrong Time” became the biggest hit from the LP, reaching the Top 10 in both the U.S. 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.


Right Place Wrong Time (Mac Rebennack) 02:55
2  Same Old Same Old (Mac Rebennack) 02:43
3  Just The Same (Mac Rebennack) 02:53
4  Qualified (Mac Rebennack) 04:48
5  Traveling Mood (James Wayne) 02:52
6  Peace Brother Peace (Mac Rebennack) 02:50
7  Life (Allen Toussaint) 02:31
8  Such A Night (Mac Rebennack) 02:57
9  Shoo Fly Marches On (Mac Rebennack) 03:17
10  I Been Hoodood (Mac Rebennack) 03:14
11  Cold Cold Cold (Alvin Robinson; Jessie Hill; Mac Rebennack) 02:37


BassGeorge Porter Jr
DrumsJoseph Modeliste
GuitarLeo Nocentelli
OrganArt Neville
SaxGary Brown
Background VocalsJessie Smith
Background VocalsRobbie Montgomery
VocalsMac Rebennack

Other Musicians

1 Right Place Wrong Time

Guitar (solo)David Spinozza

4 Qualified

PianoMac Rebennack

6 Peace Brother Peace

OrganMac Rebennack

8 Such A Night

PercussionRalph MacDonald

9 Shoo Fly Marches On

PercussionRalph MacDonald

10 I Been Hoodood

PercussionMac Rebennack
PercussionRalph MacDonald

Liner Notes

Producer – Allen Toussaint
Arranged By – Allen Toussaint
Conductor – Allen Toussaint
Engineer – Karl Richardson
Mixed By – Arif Mardin, Jimmy Douglass (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Mixed By – Allen Toussaint (Track 5)

Design, Painting – James Flournoy Holmes
Graphics – David Holmes

Recorded At Criteria Recording Studios
Phonographic Copyright Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright Atlantic Recording Corporation