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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American Tunes

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American Tunes is the final recording from New Orleans jazz and R&B pianist Allen Toussaint, released on Nonesuch Records on June 10, 2016.

The Bright Mississippi

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The Bright Mississippi is an album by the New Orleans Jazz and R&B pianist Allen Toussaint, released on Nonesuch Records in 2009.

Toussaint (album)

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Toussaint (also known as From a Whisper to a Scream in some editions) is a 1971 solo funk, jazz and soul album by Allen Toussaint, his second solo album and his first since the 1950s.

Piety Street Recording as seen from the northeast corner of Piety and Dauphine streets.

Piety Street Recording

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Recording studio at 728 Piety Street in the 9th Ward/Bywater, New Orleans.

Recording studio at 728 Piety Street in the 9th Ward/Bywater, New Orleans.

Piety Street Recording as seen from the northeast corner of Piety and Dauphine streets.

Acts who have recorded at Piety Street include: Pretty Lights, Dr. Michael White, Dr. John, Ryan Adams, Dave Matthews Band, Garage A Trois, Dany Brillant, Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint, Harold Battiste, Terence Blanchard, The Black Eyed Peas, Crowbar, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Drums and Tuba, Joe Sample, Ed Sanders, 3 Doors Down, Steve Earle, Cassandra Wilson, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Harry Shearer, Judith Owen, OK GO, Shannon McNally, John Mooney, Nellie McKay, Erin McKeown, Korn, The Knux, Imagination Movers, Charlie Hunter, Hot 8 Brass Band, Happy Talk Band, Mary Flower, Nicholas Payton, Less Than Jake, James Singleton, Jon Cleary, Bo Kaspers Orkester, Alec Ounsworth, Peter Stampfel, Jay Weigel, and John Scofield who named a CD after the studio.

Campbell in 1967

Glen Campbell

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American guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor and television host.

American guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor and television host.

Campbell in 1967
Campbell performing at the Michigan State Fair, c. 1970
Campbell performing in Texas, January 2004

"Southern Nights", by Allen Toussaint, his other number one pop-rock-country crossover hit, was generated with the help of Jimmy Webb, and Jerry Reed, who inspired the famous guitar lick introduction to the song, which was the most-played jukebox number of 1977.

Connected (Allen Toussaint album)

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Connected is an album by the American musician Allen Toussaint, released in 1996.

Betty Harris at the Brooklyn Soul Festival, 2010

Betty Harris

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American soul singer.

American soul singer.

Betty Harris at the Brooklyn Soul Festival, 2010

In 1964, Betty Harris switched record labels to Sansu, a New Orleans label, where she was produced by Allen Toussaint.

The Wild Tchoupitoulas

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The Wild Tchoupitoulas were originally a group of Mardi Gras Indians formed in the early 1970s by George "Big Chief Jolly" Landry.

The Wild Tchoupitoulas were originally a group of Mardi Gras Indians formed in the early 1970s by George "Big Chief Jolly" Landry.

The album was produced by famed New Orleans writer-musician-producer Allen Toussaint.

Venus and Mars (Wings album)

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Fourth studio album by the British–American rock band Wings, and the sixth album by Paul McCartney after the break-up of the Beatles in 1970.

Fourth studio album by the British–American rock band Wings, and the sixth album by Paul McCartney after the break-up of the Beatles in 1970.

Allen Toussaint – piano on "Rock Show"

Life, Love and Faith

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Life, Love and Faith is the fourth album by R&B artist, Allen Toussaint.