Allen Toussaint

Allen Toussaint

 

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Allen Toussaint (/ˈtsɑːnt/; January 14, 1938 – November 10, 2015) was an American musician, songwriter, arranger and record producer, who was an influential figure in New Orleans R&B from the 1950s to the end of the century, described as "one of popular music’s great backroom figures."[1] Many musicians recorded Toussaint's compositions, including "Java", "Mother-in-Law", "I Like It Like That", "Fortune Teller", "Ride Your Pony", "Get Out of My Life, Woman", "Working in the Coal Mine", "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky", "Here Come the Girls", "Yes We Can Can", "Play Something Sweet", and "Southern Nights". He was a producer for hundreds of recordings, among the best known of which are "Right Place, Wrong Time", by his longtime friend Dr. John ("Mac" Rebennack), and "Lady Marmalade", by Labelle.

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Highlights10

 
The Band
 
Working in the Coal Mine
 
"Working in the Coal Mine" is a song with music and lyrics by the American musician and record producer Allen Toussaint.
Southern Nights
 
Southern Nights is a 1975 R&B concept album by Allen Toussaint.
The Bright Mississippi
 
The Bright Mississippi is an album by New Orleans Jazz and R&B pianist Allen Toussaint released on Nonesuch Records in 2009.

Photos - Allen Toussaint485

People Recently Photographed with Allen Toussaint3

Popular Albums18

Album Appearances & References47

Popular Songs5

Live Album Appearances & References2

Song Appearances & References14

Musical Group References1

Musical Groups3

Minor Film Appearances & References2

TV Shows2

Collaborators & Influencers33

Other Music-Related Relationships16

Personal & Professional Relationships2

Awards & Nominations3

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Spotify - Albums & Singles112

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On11

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles8

Don't miss these shows to watch and concerts in south Louisiana (Jan. 5-11)
  –  January 5, 2018
8 p.m. & 10 p.m. DEACON JOHN TRIBUTE TO ALLEN TOUSSAINT: Rock 'N' Bowl, 9 p.m. JAMAL BATISTE: Ace Hotel, 9 p.m. PINK LION/TRANCHE/KLYPH: Siberia, 9 p.m. LEMONS/PACUSANA/COSMIC CHAOS/YEEHA!: The Circle Bar, 9:30 p.m. ANA & THE FLAMETHROWERS/CIRCUS DE MC ...
Rhythmtown-Jive and The K-Girls will bring ‘Mardi Gras MamboFest’ to The Palms
  –  January 4, 2018
Members of the band have played with Dr. John, La Vern Baker, Queen Ida, Sly & The Family Stone, Allen Toussaint, Boz Scaggs, The Temptations, Elvin Bishop, T-Bone Walker, Roy Rogers, John Lee Hooker, Joe Louis Walker and The Drifters. The band is fronted ...
Uganda Roberts is a master of the congas
  –  January 2, 2018
Roberts says those early days in the clubs didn't pay much, but he continued to play with everyone, even recording a few songs with Allen Toussaint. It was at a party in the early 1970s that brought an incredible opportunity to meet and play with the great ...
This is the lineup and start time of Jools Holland's Hootenanny 2017
  –  January 1, 2018
New Orleans’ funkiest ambassadors, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, will share good-time tunes from their latest album, Parking Lot Symphony, including a stonking version of the late, great Allen Toussaint’s Here Come The Girls. Also joining the party ...
American Routes Shortcuts: Joan Baez
  –  December 29, 2017
This week on American Routes Shortcuts, we celebrate New Orleans piano man and producer extraordinaire, Allen Toussaint, who passed away in November 2015. Back in September 2005, just weeks after Katrina, Nick Spitzer interviewed Toussaint at his New York ...
Album box set reviews: The Beatles - Happy Christmas Beatle People!: The Christmas Records, Fela Kuti - Vinyl Box Set #4, and more
  –  December 27, 2017
But he always had a keen ear for future funk possibilities: Don’t Knock My Love, his undervalued final album for the label, anticipates developments subsequently capitalised upon by such as Curtis Mayfield, Willie Mitchell and Allen Toussaint.
Chas and Dave talk ahead of Christmas gig in Bilston
  –  December 22, 2017
That’s What Happens was recorded at Studio 2, Abbey Road – The Beatles Room – with Grammy-winning bluesman Joe Henry (Solomon Burke, Allen Toussaint, Elvis Costello & Bonnie Raitt) on production duties. It saw Chas and Dave return to their roots with ...
Jon Garelick’s picks for best albums of 2017
  –  December 22, 2017
and Allen Toussaint. The enveloping warmth of Wright’s voice and the continuity in Joe Henry’s production make tracks like Dylan’s “Every Grain of Sand” and the Frank Perkins-Mitchell Parish standard “Stars Fell on Alabama” all of a piece ...

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