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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The Bright Mississippi

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

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

Piety Street Recording

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.

Clapton (2010 album)

Eighteenth solo studio album by English rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Clapton.

Eighteenth solo studio album by English rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Clapton.

Allen Toussaint – acoustic piano (6, 11)

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.

I Want You to Know (Fats Domino song)

1957 Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew song.

1957 Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew song.

Since Domino was on the road touring Bartholomew hired Allen Toussaint to lay down the piano track.

Toussaint at the Freret Street Festival,
New Orleans, 2009

Connected (Allen Toussaint album)

Toussaint at the Freret Street Festival,
New Orleans, 2009

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

Whipped Cream (song)

Instrumental most famously recorded by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.

Instrumental most famously recorded by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.

The song was written by Allen Toussaint under the pen name of Naomi Neville (after his mother), and originally recorded by The Stokes.