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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Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette)

Song first recorded by New Orleans singer Benny Spellman in 1962.

Song first recorded by New Orleans singer Benny Spellman in 1962.

Donel Austin - Lipstick Traces
A-side label

It was written by Allen Toussaint under the pseudonym Naomi Neville.

Southern Nights (Allen Toussaint album)

Southern Nights is a 1975 R&B concept album by Allen Toussaint.

Domino in 1962

I Want to Walk You Home

July 1959 R&B/pop single by Fats Domino.

July 1959 R&B/pop single by Fats Domino.

Domino in 1962

In 2007, the song was covered by Paul McCartney who sung it, and Allen Toussaint playing the piano, as their contribution to Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino (Vanguard).

Java (instrumental)

"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.

I Like It Like That (Chris Kenner song)

"I Like It Like That" is a song by Chris Kenner and Allen Toussaint, first recorded by Kenner, whose version reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1961.

Toussaint at the Freret Street Festival,
New Orleans, 2009

Here Come the Girls (song)

Toussaint at the Freret Street Festival,
New Orleans, 2009

"Here Come the Girls" is a song written by Allen Toussaint and originally recorded by Ernie K-Doe and released in 1971.

Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)

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.

Dew Drop Inn

Dew Drop Inn (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Former hotel and nightclub that operated between 1939 and 1970, and is noted as "the most important and influential club" in the development of rhythm and blues music in the city in the post-war period.

Former hotel and nightclub that operated between 1939 and 1970, and is noted as "the most important and influential club" in the development of rhythm and blues music in the city in the post-war period.

Dew Drop Inn

The resident bandleaders were local musicians Dave Bartholomew and Edgar Blanchard, and Painia discovered and helped establish local stars including Larry Darnell, Tommy Ridgley, Earl King, Huey "Piano" Smith, and Allen Toussaint.

It's Raining (Irma Thomas song)

"It's Raining" is a soul/R&B ballad, credited as written by Naomi Neville.

1972 Spanish single

Ooh Poo Pah Doo

Song written and performed by Jessie Hill.

Song written and performed by Jessie Hill.

1972 Spanish single

It was arranged and produced by Allen Toussaint.