ALLEN TOUSSAINT

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Allen Toussaint (/ˈtuːsɑːnt/; January 14, 1938 – November 10, 2015) was an American musician, songwriter/composer, record producer, and influential figure in New Orleans R&B.

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

Toussaint grew up in a shotgun house in the New Orleans neighborhood of Gert Town, where his mother, Naomi Neville (whose name he later adopted pseudonymously for some of his works), welcomed and fed all manner of musicians as they practiced and recorded with her son. After a lucky break at age 17 in which he stood in for Huey Smith at a performance with Earl King's band in Prichard, Alabama, Toussaint was introduced to a group of local musicians who performed regularly
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American Tunes (Vinyl)(2LP)American Tunes (Vinyl)(2LP)
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The Bright Mississippi (140 Gram Vinyl)(2LP)The Bright Mississippi (140 Gram Vinyl)(2LP)
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SongbookSongbook
Rounder 2013
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Our New Orleans: Benefit Album for the Gulf CoastOur New Orleans: Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast
Nonesuch 2005
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Southern NightsSouthern Nights
Reprise 2015
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The Allen Toussaiant CollectionThe Allen Toussaiant Collection
Warner Catalog and O/H 2013
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The Complete Warner Recordings (2CD)The Complete Warner Recordings (2CD)
Rhino/Warner Bros. 2016
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The Real Thing 1970-1975 - Allen ToussaintThe Real Thing 1970-1975 - Allen Toussaint
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Allen Toussaint ~ Mr. Mardi Gras(I Love a Carnival Ball)/ US LP/ LP-800 Allen Toussaint ~ Mr. Mardi Gras(I Love a Carnival Ball)/ US LP/ LP-800 USD $26.99 Buy It Now 4 days
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NEW _ Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights - VINYL LP NEW _ Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights - VINYL LP USD $19.00 (0 bids)
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Love, Life & Faith/Southern Nights/Motion by Allen Toussaint. Love, Life & Faith/Southern Nights/Motion by Allen Toussaint. USD $13.72 Buy It Now 5 days
Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - The River In Reverse RARE IMPORT CD + DVD NM Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - The River In Reverse RARE IMPORT CD + DVD NM USD $22.39 Buy It Now 5 days
ALLEN TOUSSAINT : CUTTINGS COLLECTION -interview- ALLEN TOUSSAINT : CUTTINGS COLLECTION -interview- USD $4.25 Buy It Now 5 days
Rolling With The Punches: The Allen Toussaint Songbook by Various Artists Rolling With The Punches: The Allen Toussaint Songbook by Various Artists USD $8.79 Buy It Now 5 days
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ALLEN TOUSSAINT: You Will Not Lose / Basic Lady 45 (dj) Soul ALLEN TOUSSAINT: You Will Not Lose / Basic Lady 45 (dj) Soul USD $80.00 Buy It Now 5 days
ALLEN TOUSSAINT : Southern Night -Poster Size NEWSPAPER ADVERT 1975 30cm X 40cm ALLEN TOUSSAINT : Southern Night -Poster Size NEWSPAPER ADVERT 1975 30cm X 40cm USD $1.20 (0 bids)
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Allen Toussaint Still Sealed Life, Love and Faith WB with Sticker 1972 Allen Toussaint Still Sealed Life, Love and Faith WB with Sticker 1972 USD $149.99 (0 bids)
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Sax Dreams by Amadee Castenell,  (CD, 1999/NYNO) Produced by Allen Toussaint Sax Dreams by Amadee Castenell, (CD, 1999/NYNO) Produced by Allen Toussaint USD $0.99 Buy It Now 6 days
A New Orleans Christmas by Allen Toussaint (CD, Feb-2011, NYNO Records) A New Orleans Christmas by Allen Toussaint (CD, Feb-2011, NYNO Records) USD $39.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Allen Toussaint-The Bright Mississippi (UK IMPORT) CD NEW Allen Toussaint-The Bright Mississippi (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $14.47 Buy It Now 6 days
OLIVER MORGAN I'm Home- 1998 Rhythm & Blues CD- Sean Tauzier/Allen Toussaint OLIVER MORGAN I'm Home- 1998 Rhythm & Blues CD- Sean Tauzier/Allen Toussaint USD $18.20 Buy It Now 6 days
Allen Toussaint & Friends- A Taste Of New Orleans- CD 1998- Morgan/Boutte/Myles Allen Toussaint & Friends- A Taste Of New Orleans- CD 1998- Morgan/Boutte/Myles USD $9.70 Buy It Now 6 days
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ALLEN TOUSSAINT The Wild Sound of New Orleans album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Wild Sound of New Orleans
Jazz Related RnB 1958
ALLEN TOUSSAINT Toussaint (aka From A Whisper To A Scream aka Mr. New Orleans) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Toussaint (aka From A Whisper To A Scream aka Mr. New Orleans)
Jazz Related RnB 1970
ALLEN TOUSSAINT Life, Love and Faith album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Life, Love and Faith
Jazz Related RnB 1972
ALLEN TOUSSAINT Southern Nights album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Southern Nights
Jazz Related RnB 1975
ALLEN TOUSSAINT Motion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Motion
Jazz Related RnB 1978
ALLEN TOUSSAINT Mr. Mardi Gras (I Love A Carnival Ball) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mr. Mardi Gras (I Love A Carnival Ball)
Jazz Related RnB 1987
ALLEN TOUSSAINT Connected album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Connected
Jazz Related RnB 1996
ALLEN TOUSSAINT Allen Toussaint's Jazzity Project : Going Places album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Allen Toussaint's Jazzity Project : Going Places
Jazz Related RnB 2004
ALLEN TOUSSAINT The Bright Mississippi album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
The Bright Mississippi
Original New Orleans Jazz 2009
ALLEN TOUSSAINT The Lost Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Lost Sessions
Jazz Related RnB 2011
ALLEN TOUSSAINT American Tunes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
American Tunes
Jazz Related RnB 2016

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ALLEN TOUSSAINT Allen Toussaint & Friends : A New Orleans Christmas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Allen Toussaint & Friends : A New Orleans Christmas
Jazz Related RnB 1997

ALLEN TOUSSAINT live albums

ALLEN TOUSSAINT Songbook album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Songbook
Jazz Related RnB 2013
ALLEN TOUSSAINT Live at 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Jazz Related RnB 2015

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ALLEN TOUSSAINT The Allen Toussaint Collection album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Allen Toussaint Collection
Jazz Related RnB 1991
ALLEN TOUSSAINT The Complete Warner Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Warner Recordings
Jazz Related RnB 2004
ALLEN TOUSSAINT What Is Success. The Scepter and Bell Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What Is Success. The Scepter and Bell Recordings
Jazz Related RnB 2007
ALLEN TOUSSAINT Happy Times In New Orleans - The Early Sessions 1958-1960 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Happy Times In New Orleans - The Early Sessions 1958-1960
Jazz Related RnB 2011
ALLEN TOUSSAINT Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky
Jazz Related RnB 2014
ALLEN TOUSSAINT Touissaint: The Real Thing (1970-75) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Touissaint: The Real Thing (1970-75)
Jazz Related RnB 2015

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ALLEN TOUSSAINT The Bright Mississippi

Album · 2009 · Original New Orleans Jazz
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Does it get anymore New Orleans than Allen Toussaint who has been around since the begining of the sixties and has played with just about everybody from New Orleans as well as many famous international stars. Jazz, R&B, Blues, Soul, Disco, Rock and Pop are all just part of his repertoire but here on "The Bright Mississippi" it is all Jazz but like all Allen Toussaint's piano or keyboard playing it has New Orleans all over it. Allen is only on piano here with vocals on one composition and has not written anything himself for this one but no matter as the material is still given his touch and transported back to the twenties and early thirties with the Traditional and Ragtime influence that is the major influence throughout the album. Missisippi the home of the blues is used in the title and that is just another component of the album with Marc Ribot having the job on accoustic guitar throughout the album. Allen is not the only New Orleans native present as Nicholas Payton is blowing trumpet and if it is New Orleans you want there is no better man for the job going around today. Jay Bellerose is drumming and Jay and Marc Ribot have worked together before as David Piltch on bass has and all with Joe Henry who actually surprise is the albums producer. Brad Meldhau who makes a guest spot on piano on one track has also worked with those four musicians mentioned and Joshua Redman makes a guest spot on tenor saxophone as well for one tune. Last but not least we have Don Byron on clarinet and yes he also is familar with those other four musicians having played with them as well on Joe Henry's albums. As most of the musicians are all familar the seamless does come into the production and Joe Henry has produced a similar sound that has been apparent on his last four albums by just applying that slight muddy effect to the sound but although that touch is there the clarity remains with the result of a beautiful mixing job in the albums construction with an old time feel with one foot in the traditional and one in the contempary.

Sidney Bechet is the co-writer for the album's start being "Egyptian Fantasy" with that old sounding drum thump and the trumpet of Nicholas Payton commencing proceedings and the surprise of the album is Don Byron's input with the clarinet that just melds with Nicholas's trumpet bringing a sound that is pure New Orleans but not from the present but 1920 with Allen Toussaint giving us a great little old time piano solo. "Dear Old Southland" is the follower with Nicholas Payton stealing the show with his part by just playing Gershwin's "Summertime" which is the base for this laid back composition which does not get anymore South than this classic song. Allen Toussaint's piano playing is spectacular to say the least he really does capture the time and feel with another classic Southern tune to be given a work over being "St James Infirmary" and Allen's piano trades licks with Marc Ribot's guitar and the piano roll is just perfect blending with the accoustic guitar blues throughout. Nicholas Payton on trumpet gets things underway on another old time classic "Singin' the Blues" with great work from Allen Toussaint on piano which follows. Brad Meldhau makes his only appearance next on piano with the Jelly Roll Morton composition, "Winin' Boy Blues" and Brad does keep it 1920's but he still injects a more modern improvised solo bringing another side to the tune. The great Louis Armstrong tune, "West End Blues" is straight after with Nicholas on trumpet doing a nice job with that loopy intro and well as playing the song just beautifully but things improve still when Allen plays his turn at piano on this traditional jazz standard with more beautifully picked blues to follow from Marc Ribot. There is not a poor track within and things stay right where they belong back in the early 20th century with the construction and sound. "Blue Drag" by Django Reinhardt is superb with a beautiful slow roll, "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" the old Gospel tune is given more great treatment as the Monk tune which is the albums title, "Bright Missisippi" is with that old time shuffle. Joshua Redman makes his appearance on "Daydream" which is the only tune within the album containing saxophone and the dream element is all there on this old Ellington/Strayhorn composition with Joshua's sax just right with a great lovely laid back solo with Allen Toussaint on piano following. Allen Toussaint sings as well as his usual piano for the next, "Long Long Journey Home" with the clarinet and trumpet providing support but Marc Ribot is pickin' Blues as he knows how bringing a great feel to the song. The album closer is another slow Ellington tune, "Solitude" and once again it is Allen and Marc sounding so natural playing together with a mix of pure New Orleans and yet Marc Ribot has taken a more Blues approach to his accoustic guitar contribution and not just to this tune but the whole album bringing to the proceedings their own distinct sound.

Highly recommended album as it is one on its own and perhaps that is due to the fact the production has been given that Joe Henry master touch. He has his own stamp with music these days and he is original and creative and what more can you ask for. Allen Toussaint is simply stunning with his piano but so are all the other musicians that took part in this project. I hope that they do another but if you can't wait there is another similar in production and sound with a more contempary edge but still with a similar 1920's Jazz Hall sound, try Joe's last one, "Blood From Stars" with many members from this album's project present.

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