In 1972 Dr John had turned aside from his previous voodoo psychedelia style and made an album in tribute to the music of his native city - Dr John's Gumbo. 1973's In The Right Place was a natural progression from this, taking the traditional New Orleans rhythm & blues of Gumbo into funkier territories. It was produced and arranged by New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint, and featured instrumental backing from The Meters, with some seriously tight and groovy rhythms. Dr John's vocal delivery and songwriting proved perfectly suited to this style, and the result was a masterpiece of New Orleans funk. Two singles from the album charted - "Such A Night" peaked at #42, whilst "Right Place, Wrong Time" made it to #9. The album itself got to #24, and remains the best-selling of his career.
Dr John's Gumbo (1972) <|> Desitively Bonnaroo (1974)
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