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The Wild New Orleans Piano and Productions of Allen Toussaint 1958-1962

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Compact Disc (Audio)
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1
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Available
Release Date:
24-06-2016
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604988307429
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Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
JASMCD3074
The Wild New Orleans Piano and Productions of Allen Toussaint 1958-1962
The Wild New Orleans Piano and Productions of Allen Toussaint 1958-1962

Description

This collection covers less than five years of Allen Toussaint's remarkable career, beginning with his first solo recordings in 1958 under the name Al Tousan and includes his 1958 album 'The Wild Sound of New Orleans Piano', whilst tracks 21-32 concentrate on his work as a session musician. The death of Allen Toussaint on November 15th 2015 probably brings to a close the greatest period of musical history in New Orleans. For over 50 years he produced, played on and wrote the greatest volume of classic R&B you could imagine. Professor Longhair was one of New Orleans most influential pianists of the era and certainly the most important influence on Allen Toussaint. Listen to the opening track "Whirlaway" and its B side "Happy Times" and you won't fail to hear Professor Longhair's influence. This is just a small but important collection of some of his earliest work which, just like his later and more famous songs and productions stand as testament to his genius. A superb collection.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Whirlaway
  3. Up The Creek
  4. Tim Tam
  5. Me And You
  6. Bono
  7. Java
  8. Happy Times
  9. Wham Tousan
  10. Nowhere To Go
  11. Nashua
  12. Po Boy Walk
  13. Pelican Parade
  14. Sweetie Pie (Twenty Years Later)
  15. Chico
  16. Tiddle Winks
  17. Heavenly Baby
  18. Back Home In Indiana
  19. Naomi
  20. Moo Moo
  21. A Blue Mood
  22. Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Part 1) Jessie Hill
  23. Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Part 2) Jessie Hill
  24. Over You Aaron Neville
  25. Mother In Law Ernie K-Doe
  26. Fortune Teller Benny Spellman
  27. A Certain Girl Ernie K-Doe
  28. Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) - Benny Spellman
  29. Its Raining Irma Thomas
  30. I Like It Like That (Part 1) Chris Kenner
  31. I Like It Like That (Part 2) Chris Kenner
  32. Taint It The Truth Ernie K-Doe
  33. It Will Stand The Showmen
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