Allen Toussaint

Born 14 January 1938.
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Allen Toussaint on growing up in New Orleans

American pianist, composer and record producer Allen Toussaint, speaks about growing up in New Orleans.

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Allen Toussaint (born January 14, 1938) is an American musician, composer, record producer, and influential figure in New Orleans R&B.

Many of Toussaint's songs have become familiar through versions by other musicians, including "Working in the Coalmine", "Ride Your Pony", "Fortune Teller", "Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)", "Southern Nights," "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky", "I'll Take a Melody", "Get Out of My Life, Woman", and "Mother-in-Law".

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  1. Review of The Bright Mississippi

    The Bright Mississippi 2009

    Reviewed by Louis Pattison
    An album that shows a new old side to an American original.
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