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A Tribute to Allen Toussaint

By: Bill Milkowski

23 songs / 2:07:41

  1. 1 Glen Campbell / Southern Nights 03:29
  2. 2 Little Feat / On Your Way Down 05:43
  3. 3 Jerry Garcia Band / Get Out Of My Life Woman 06:51
  4. 4 Warren Zevon / A Certain Girl 03:18
  5. 5 Huey Lewis & the News / Working In A Coal Mine 03:52
  6. 6 Robert Palmer / Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley 04:36
  7. 7 Boz Scaggs / Hercules 05:48
  8. 8 George Porter's Runnin' Pardners / Ride Your Pony 03:11
  9. 9 The Who / Fortune Teller 02:47
  10. 10 Devo / Working In the Coal Mine 03:27
  11. 11 Mother Earth / Cry On 05:29
  12. 12 Galactic / Get Out Of My Life Woman / When You Go To New Orleans 08:22
  13. 13 George Porter's Runnin' Pardners / Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley 05:36
  14. 14 Clarence Clemons and the Red Bank Rockers / A Certain Girl 02:44
  15. 15 Mountain / Get Out Of My Life Woman 06:10
  16. 16 Willie and The Poor Boys / Can You Hear Me 02:59
  17. 17 Grateful Dead / Pain In My Heart 04:07
  18. 18 Jerry Garcia Band / I'll Take A Melody 14:06
  19. 19 Joe Stampley / All These Things 01:53
  20. 20 The Pointer Sisters / Happiness 06:20
  21. 21 The Pointer Sisters / Yes You Can Can 04:34
  22. 22 The Funky Meters / Ride Your Pony 09:54
  23. 23 The Funky Meters / Get Out Of My Life Woman 12:25
Description
The prolific songwriter, brilliant pianist, producer and beloved ambassador of New Orleans (January 14, 1938 – November 10, 2015) wrote a slew of songs that became famous by other artists. Like James Booker and Dr. John, he was a practitioner of the Professor Longhair piano style and also had a knack for writing catchy songs with memorable hooks. His most famous songs included "Mother-In-Law" (a 1961 hit for Ernie K. Doe), "Lipstick Traces" (a 1962 hit for Benny Spellman), "Ruler of My Heart" (a 1963 hit for Irma Thomas), "Working in the Coal Mine" (a 1966 hit for Lee Dorsey), "Southern Nights" (a 1977 hit for Glen Campbell) and "Pain in My Heart," which was covered by Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, The Who and others. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and into the Blues Hall of Fame on 2011. In 2006, he collaborated with Elvis Costello on 'The River in Reverse,' which was partly recorded in post-Katrina New Orleans. Toussaint died from a heart attack in the early hours of November 10 following a performance in Madrid, Spain.
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The prolific songwriter, brilliant pianist, producer and beloved ambassador of New Orleans (January 14, 1938 – November 10, 2015) wrote a slew of songs that became famous by other artists. Like James Booker and Dr. John, he was a practitioner of the Professor Longhair piano style and also had a knack for writing catchy songs with memorable hooks. His most famous songs included "Mother-In-Law" (a 1961 hit for Ernie K. Doe), "Lipstick Traces" (a 1962 hit for Benny Spellman), "Ruler of My Heart" (a 1963 hit for Irma Thomas), "Working in the Coal Mine" (a 1966 hit for Lee Dorsey), "Southern Nights" (a 1977 hit for Glen Campbell) and "Pain in My Heart," which was covered by Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, The Who and others. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and into the Blues Hall of Fame on 2011. In 2006, he collaborated with Elvis Costello on 'The River in Reverse,' which was partly recorded in post-Katrina New Orleans. Toussaint died from a heart attack in the early hours of November 10 following a performance in Madrid, Spain.