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 Coalmine", "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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