A report on Allen Toussaint

Toussaint at the Freret Street Festival,
New Orleans, 2009
Toussaint performing in Stockholm in 2009
Allen Toussaint receiving the National Medal of Arts in 2013

American musician, songwriter, arranger and record producer, who was an influential figure in New Orleans rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the end of the century, described as "one of popular music's great backroom figures".

- Allen Toussaint
Toussaint at the Freret Street Festival,
New Orleans, 2009

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Yes We Can Can

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"Yes We Can Can" is a funk song written by Allen Toussaint, popularized when it was recorded by the American R&B girl group the Pointer Sisters.

Southern Nights (song)

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"Southern Nights" is a song written and recorded by Allen Toussaint, from his 1975 album, Southern Nights, and later recorded by American country music singer Glen Campbell.

Eaglin in 2006

Snooks Eaglin

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American guitarist and singer based in New Orleans.

American guitarist and singer based in New Orleans.

Eaglin in 2006

In 1952, he joined the Flamingoes, a local seven-piece band started by Allen Toussaint.

King at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 1997

Earl King

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American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music.

American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music.

King at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 1997

In 1972, he was joined by Allen Toussaint and the Meters to record the album Street Parade.

K-Doe at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 1996

Ernie K-Doe

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American rhythm-and-blues singer best known for his 1961 hit single "Mother-in-Law", which went to number 1 on the Billboard pop chart in the U.S.

American rhythm-and-blues singer best known for his 1961 hit single "Mother-in-Law", which went to number 1 on the Billboard pop chart in the U.S.

K-Doe at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 1996

"Mother-in-Law", written by Allen Toussaint, was his first hit, reaching number 1 on both the Billboard pop chart and the Billboard R&B chart.

Benny Spellman

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Benny Spellman (December 11, 1931 – June 3, 2011) was an American R&B singer, best known for the 1962 single "Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette)" and its B-side "Fortune Teller", both written by Allen Toussaint (credited as Naomi Neville).

Right Place, Wrong Time (song)

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Song by American musician Dr. John.

Song by American musician Dr. John.

Allen Toussaint – piano, percussion, rhythm guitar, horn arrangements

Java (instrumental)

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"Java" is an instrumental adaptation from a 1958 LP of piano compositions, The Wild Sounds of New Orleans, by Tousan, also known as New Orleans producer/songwriter Allen Toussaint.

Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)

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Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues) is a composition by New Orleans rhythm and blues icon Allen Toussaint which in 1974 became a Top 40 hit for Three Dog Night.

Get Out of My Life, Woman

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"Get Out of My Life, Woman" is a song written by Allen Toussaint and first recorded by Lee Dorsey.