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In the Right Place
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: DR. JOHN Title: IN THE RIGHT PLACE Street Release Date: 07/10/1990
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Media Type: CD
Artist: DR. JOHN
Title: IN THE RIGHT PLACE
Street Release Date: 07/10/1990
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J. W. L. from ARDMORE, PA
Reviewed on 8/23/2006...
Very Good songs on this CD
Dr. john's 'in the right place' for sure-in my top 10
jack goldman | springfield, pennsylvania USA | 01/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"dr. john's 'in the right place' for sure-in my top 10. i listened to this album when it first appeared and am still loving it like it is the first time. definitely a top 10 all time album pick. simply sophisticated without the trappings. no tricks, just great stuff."
No Funkin' Around
Open Mike | Montreal | 02/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Funk, in its purest form, is hard to come by these days. That's because we don't have the kind of wreckless visionaries that the 70s had, like Dr. John and George Clinton. These guys were so far gone into their music that they bordered on being parodies of themselves, and somehow that translated into the kind of raw and unprecedented energy that makes their music so saturated in what one would ideally define as 'funky'. Take Dr. John: the dude is basically the white George Clinton, with his crazy head dresses and honky tonk muppet voice. Put him in front of a piano, get the Meters to lay down the tightest funk grooves you've ever heard, and add producer Alain Toussaint's canjun roots and you've got an exceptionally enjoyable album in "In The Right Place". The music is uplifting and listenable; The Meters take the house down with some thick bass riffs, brilliantly arranged horns and tight-as-hell percussions. Dr. John wails like a drunken canjun cartoon character, which is such an endearing and appropriate compliment to this musical experience that you will not know how to listen to this kind of funk without a voice as original and funky as this.
While the entire album provides a consistent line-up of quality jams, the two stand-outs that have become two of Dr. John's greatest hits are "Right Place, Wrong Time" and "Such A Night". "Right Place, Wrong Time" would fill any dance floor with its danceability factor, while "Such A Night" is a kind of honky tonk interpretation of a faster-paced soul ballad, with great backing vocals and a nostalgic, Bugsy Malone-sounding keys section.
This album is a must-have for any self-respecting fan of the funk. Dr. John is a true pioneer in the genre and, while most of his work is worth owning, this is nonetheless one of his best albums to prove it."