Radio M: Remembering the great New Orleans composer, musician and producer Allen Toussaint.
Allen Toussaint once said he could find music in anything, even a light pole. It's difficult to overstate the importance of the New Orleans composer, arranger, musician and producer to American music. His songs have been covered by everyone from country and pop star Glen Campbell to the rock group Iron Butterfly.
Toussaint is responsible for bringing the New Orleans sound to a national and world stage and helped to keep the old Crescent City R&B alive even though he preferred to stay mostly behind the scenes.
This week on Radio M we bring Allen Toussaint into the spotlight to hear him perform many of the songs made famous by others as well as a few cuts he produced for artists such as Dr. John. Play on Allen Toussaint, play on.
Dr. John- Right Place, Wrong Time- The Best of Dr. John
Allen Toussaint- Java- The Wild Sound of New Orleans
Lee Dorsey- Get Out of My Life Woman- Freedom for the Funk
Johnny Ventura- Guajira Con Soul- The Bad Boogaloo
Allen Toussaint- Get Out of My Life Woman- Treme: The Music of New Orleans
Iron Butterfly- Get Out of My Life Woman- Heavy
Aretha Franklin- Rock Steady- What It Is? : Funky Soul and Rare Grooves 1976-77
Allen Toussaint- Southern Nights- Southern Nights
Paul McCartney & Wings- Venus & Mars/Rock Show- Venus & Mars
Allen Toussaint- Working in the Coal Mine- Sweet Touch of Love
LaBelle- Lady Marmalade- Lady Marmalade
Freddy Fender- Get Out of My Life Woman- 25 Golden Hits
Juaneco y Su Combo- Lamento en la Selva- The Birth of Jungle Cumbia
Allen Toussaint- Funky Bars- Connected
Ernie K Doe- Mother in Law- New Orleans Rock and Roll
Allen Toussaint- Bright Mississippi - The Bright Mississippi
Allen Toussaint- Yes We Can- Mardi Gras New Orleans
Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass- Whipped Cream- Whipped Cream and Other Delights
Robert Palmer- Sneaking Sally Through the Alley- Sneaking Sally Through the Alley
A great live shot of Robert Palmer.
Joe Sample & Nils Landgren- Get Out of My Life Woman- Creole Love Call
Allen Toussaint- Soul Sister- Life, Love & Faith
Allen Toussaint- It's a New Orleans Thing- Live at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz Festival
Rolling Stones- Pain in My Heart- The Rolling Stones, Now!
Allen Toussaint- Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky- Sweet Touch of Love
Nuno Mindelis- Get Out of My Life Woman- Free Blues
The Meters- Chicken Strut- The Meters Anthology: Funkify Your Life
30 minutes of the Meters!
Allen Toussaint- Shrimp Po'Boy Dressed- Songbook
Allen Toussaint- Gotta Travel On- Allen Tousssaint: The Lost Sessions