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Desitively Bonnaroo

Desitively Bonnaroo is a 1974 album by New Orleans rhythm and blues legend Dr. John. The album was produced by Allen Toussaint and features sizable musical support from The Meters. The album mines the territory featured on his previous album In The Right Place. This album spent eight weeks on the Billboard 200 charts, peaking at #105 on June 1, 1974.[3]

Desitively Bonnaroo
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 8, 1974
StudioCriteria Recording Studios, Miami
Sea-Saint Recording, New Orleans
GenreFunk, New Orleans R&B
LabelAtco Records
ProducerAllen Toussaint
Dr. John chronology
In The Right Place
Desitively Bonnaroo
Hollywood Be Thy Name
Singles from Desitively Bonnaroo
  1. "(Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away"
    Released: April, 1974
  2. "Let's Make A Better World"
    Released: July, 1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[2]

The Bonnaroo Music Festival was named after the album title, after the festival's founders looked through old albums for inspiration.[4] Bonnaroo is derived from French bonne /bɔn/, the feminine form of bon /bɔ̃/ meaning "good," and French rue /ry/ meaning "street," translating roughly to "the best on the streets."[5]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Mac Rebennack; except where indicated.

1."Quitters Never Win" 3:17
2."Stealin'" 3:32
3."What Come Around (Goes Around)" 3:13
4."Me Minus You Equals Loneliness" 3:06
5."Mos' Scocious" 2:47
6."(Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away" 2:43
7."Let's Make a Better World"Earl King2:58
8."R U 4 Real" 4:16
9."Sing Along Song" 2:44
10."Can't Git Enuff" 3:00
11."Go Tell the People"Allen Toussaint3:06
12."Desitively Bonnaroo"Jessie Hill, Rebennack2:31



The MetersEdit

Additional musiciansEdit



  1. ^ Chrispell, James. "Desitively Bonnaroo - Dr. John" at AllMusic. Retrieved 5 December.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: D". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via
  3. ^ "Billboard 200 - June 1, 1974". Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  4. ^ Buchanan, Leigh (2011-05-31). "The Founders of Superfly Presents and Brains Behind Bonnaroo". Retrieved 2019-06-07. [Richard Goodstone]: When we were brainstorming names, we started flipping through old records and came across Desitively Bonnaroo, by Dr. John. We looked up bonnaroo and found out it was Creole slang for good stuff.
  5. ^ Pareles, Jon (2006-06-18). "Jon Pareles at the Bonnaroo Music Festival". The New York Times. Retrieved 2019-06-07.