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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: January 14, 1938

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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