DR. JOHN In The Right Place LP
In the Right Place, released on Feb. 25, 1973, featured a funky set of Dr. John tunes, and all of it was uniquely informed by his hometown. Allen Toussaint, one of New Orleans' cornerstone musical voices, served as producer. He was backed up by the Meters a group Dr. John described as "the fonkiest rhythm section anywhere" in Under a Hoodoo Moon: The Life of the Night Tripper. Together, they sharpened the edges of what had necessarily been a more intoxicatingly free-form approach, hurtling Dr. John to stardom along the way.