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Allen Toussaint

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: January 14, 1938    

Allen Toussaint

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. Many of Toussaint's songs have become familiar through their numerous cover versions, including “Working in the Coalmine”, “Ride Your Pony”, “Brickyard Blues”, “Get Out My Life Woman”, and “Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky”.

In the early 1960s he wrote and produced a string of hits for New Orleans R&B artists such as Ernie K-Doe, Irma Thomas, Art and Aaron Neville, The Showmen, and Lee Dorsey. Some of his songs from this period were published under the pseudonym Naomi Neville (”Ruler of My Heart”, recorded by Irma Thomas, is one example; the song would go on to be recorded by Otis Redding under the title “Pain in My Heart”.)...
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  • The Wild Sound Of New Orleans By Tousan

    CGI Records
    2011
  • The Bright Mississippi

    Nonesuch Records
    2009
  • Allen Toussaint's Jazzity Project - Going Places

    CGI Records
    2004
  • Southern Nights

    CGI Records
    1985
  • Life Love And Faith

    CGI Records
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