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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Beverly Baby
Album
Beverly Baby is an album by musical artist Allen Toussaint, released on August 2, 2016.
Whirlaway
Album
Whirlaway is an album by musical artist Allen Toussaint, released on June 10, 2016.
American Tunes
 
American Tunes is the final recording from New Orleans jazz and R&B pianist Allen Toussaint, released on Nonesuch Records on June 10, 2016.
Confessin'
Song
Confessin' is a song by musical artist Allen Toussaint, released on May 25, 2016.

Photos - Allen Toussaint57

People Recently Photographed with Allen Toussaint1

Popular Albums18

Album Appearances & References46

Live Album Appearances & References2

Popular Songs5

Song Appearances & References14

Musical Group References1

Musical Groups3

Minor Film Appearances & References2

TV Shows2

Collaborators & Influencers34

Other Music-Related Relationships16

Personal & Professional Relationships1

Awards & Nominations3

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Videos2

Spotify - Albums & Singles55

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On12

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles5

Allen Toussaint Quotes
  –  January 4, 2017
Allen Toussaint — American Musician born on January 14, 1938, Allen Toussaint 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 ...
Paul on Allen Toussaint (1938-2015)
  –  January 2, 2017
Paul on musician, composer, arranger and record producer Allen Toussaint: "Sorry to hear that Allen Toussaint died after a concert in Spain. Having worked with him in New Orleans I know what a sweet and gentle guy he was and a massive songwriting talent ...
Allen Toussaint Orchestra
  –  December 19, 2016
Allen Toussaint (born January 14, 1938) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer and one of the most influential figures in New Orleans R&B who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In the 1960s and 1970s, he was a ...
Deacon John & the Ivories (Allen Toussaint tribute)
  –  January 3, 2017
Deacon John leads a tribute to Allen Toussaint at Rock ’N’ Bowl. Sat. Jan. 7 | As a young guitarist, Deacon John Moore performed on many hits produced by Allen Toussaint — it wasn’t until the 1990s that he released albums featuring himself as a ...
Watch Allen Toussaint Play “Get Out Of My Life, Woman” At “Dear Jerry” Tribute Concert [Pro-Shot]
  –  November 7, 2016
Last May, an all-star cast of musicians teamed up to honor Jerry Garcia at the “Dear Jerry” tribute show. With dozens of amazing performers on hand, the night was a true celebration of all things Garcia, picking on songs from his years with the ...

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