Allen Toussaint

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Also performs as: Naomi Neville


Allen Toussaint (/ˈtuːsɑːnt/; 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 Coal Mine", "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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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1958 The Wild Sound of New Orleans Allen Toussaint 2
1970 From a Whisper to a Scream Allen Toussaint 1
1970 Toussaint Allen Toussaint 4
1972 Life, Love and Faith Allen Toussaint 2
1975 Southern Nights Allen Toussaint 1
1978 Motion Allen Toussaint 1
1992 The Complete "Tousan" Sessions Allen Toussaint 1
1996 Connected Allen Toussaint 1
1997 A New Orleans Christmas Allen Toussaint 1
2006 The River in Reverse Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint 4
2009 The Bright Mississippi Allen Toussaint 1
Sings With Billy Fayard And The Stokes Allen Toussaint 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1991 The Allen Toussaint Collection Compilation Allen Toussaint 1
2003 The Complete Warner Recordings Compilation Allen Toussaint 1
2007 What Is Success. The Scepter and Bell Recordings Compilation Allen Toussaint 1
2009 Saint of New Orleans: Classic Recordings Written & Produced by the Crescent City Legend Compilation Allen Toussaint 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1969 Tequila / We the People Allen Toussaint 1

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