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Dr. John: Right Place, Right Time

Dr. John

Recorded at Tipitina’s in New Orleans during Mardi Gras 1989, Right Place, Right Time has the good Dr. John (aka Mac Rebennack) pulling out such crowd pleasers as “Junco Partner,” Earl King’s “Let the Good Times Roll,” Willie Dixon’s “Wang Dang Doodle” and Doc Pomus’ “Such a Night.” Tenor saxophonist Amadee Castenell and trumpeter Charlie Miller make strong solo contributions while Rebennack tickles the ivories in the spirited manner of his hero and mentor Professor Longhair (particularly on “Traveling Mood” and “Kinfolks”). This edition of Dr. John’s Lower 911, featuring bassist David Barard, drummer Herman Ernest and guitarist Tommy Moran, also turns in haunting renditions of “Walk on Guilded Splinters” and “Black Widow.”

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