Allen Toussaint

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Also performs as: Naomi Neville


Allen Toussaint (/ˈtsɑːnt/; January 14, 1938 – November 10, 2015) was an American musician, songwriter, arranger and record producer, who was an influential figure in New Orleans R&B from the 1950s to the end of the century, described as "one of popular music’s great backroom figures." Many musicians recorded Toussaint's compositions, including "Java", "Mother-in-Law", "I Like It Like That", "Fortune Teller", "Ride Your Pony", "Get Out of My Life, Woman", "Working in the Coal Mine", "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky", "Here Come the Girls", "Yes We Can Can", "Play Something Sweet", and "Southern Nights". He was a producer for hundreds of recordings, among the best known of which are "Right Place, Wrong Time", by his longtime friend Dr. John ("Mac" Rebennack), and "Lady Marmalade", by Labelle.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 The Wild Sound of New Orleans Tousan 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 2
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
2013 Songbook Allen Toussaint 2
2016 American Tunes Allen Toussaint 1
Sings With Billy Fayard And The Stokes Allen Toussaint 1

Album + Compilation

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


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

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