Almanac Music: The music of New Orleans – Allen Toussaint

Continuing with the music of New Orleans, Col Ritchie introduces another great act he was fortunate to see in concert, and privileged to meet at JazzFest in 2015, the one and only Allen Toussaint.

 

Col Ritchie with Allen Toussaint at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2015

 

Allen Toussaint  ( 1938 –  2015) is a legendary New Orleans writer, singer, producer, songwriter, arranger, session pianist,  who was one of the most influential figure in New Orleans  music from the 1950s until his death in 2015.  Toussaint’s compositions, including ‘Mother-in-Law’, ‘I Like It Like That’, ‘Fortune Teller’, ‘Working in the Coal Mine’,  ‘Yes We Can Can’,  and ‘Southern Nights’ are just some of his many great songs not only recorded by Toussaint but also by many other recording artists as well.

 

 

 

 

Check out Allen Toussaint’s wonderful website  HERE

 

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About Colin Ritchie

Retired teacher who enjoys following the Bombers, listening to music especially Bob Dylan, reading, and swimming.

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