The Pop Song Pantheon, Vol. 10
"Right Place, Wrong Time" by Dr. John (1973)
Oh, that opening groove. Oh, that swampy gumbo feel: part okra, part psychedelia. World-weary Mac Rebennack and The Meters in bluesy ritualistic funk. And the message? You thought you had it all figured out. You thought you were just having a good time. You thought you were in control. Uh-uh. Up come that gris-gris you weren't counting on, a spell cast to send you out of sorts. No worries, son; just time to sit down and give yourself a good talking to.