Gumbo (studio album) by Dr. John

Gumbo by Dr. John
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 5,201st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 58 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1972 (91st)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (901st)
Award Best albums of all time (5,201st)

Dr. John bestography

Gumbo is ranked 3rd best out of 21 albums by Dr. John on

The best album by Dr. John is Gris-Gris which is ranked number 1335 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,341.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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75/100 (from 58 votes)
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Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
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This album is rated in the top 14% of all albums on This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.2/100, a mean average of 74.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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From 01/12/2020 13:49
Very nice.
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From 09/03/2019 02:13
I can't get into his earlier weird stuff, but if y'all like it so much, that's great. I'll take Dr John's ambassador-of-NOLA-music side. This is a masterful record; these are GREAT performances of all these old tunes, and a record that should be in everyone's collection, basically.
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From 01/31/2016 23:10
A nice record and fun to listen to. Not as compelling as his earlier more interesting material.
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From 02/10/2015 02:47
Looser and funkier than Gris-Gris, but less compelling.
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From 12/30/2014 15:29
It is impossible to listen to this album and not want to grab the next flight to New Orleans.
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