Allen Toussaint

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by Allen Toussaint

Biography

14 January 1938, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This influential artist first came to prominence in the mid-50s as the touring piano player with Shirley And Lee. The duo’s producer, Dave Bartholomew, began using Toussaint on several recording sessions, including those of Smiley Lewis and, on a handful of occasions, Fats Domino. The artist’s solo debut came in 1958 with his The Wild Sound Of New Orleans album, released under the Tousan moniker. One of the tracks, ‘Java’, later... Read more

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soul
new orleans
funk
rhythm and blues
new orleans rhythm and blues
jazz
blues
seen live
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