• Allen TOUSSAINT - The Wild New Orleans Piano and Productions of Allen Toussaint 1958-1962

The death of Allen Toussaint on November 15th 2015 probably brings to a close the greatest period of musical history in New Orleans. For over 50 years he produced, played on and wrote the greatest volume of classic R&B you could imagine.

This collection covers less than five years of his remarkable career, beginning with his first solo recordings in 1958 under the name Al Tousan and includes his 1958 album The Wild Sound Of New Orleans Piano whilst tracks 21-32 concentrate on his work as a session musician.

Professor Longhair was one of New Orleans most influential pianists of the era and certainly the most important influence on Allen Toussaint. Listen to the opening track 'Whirlaway' and its B side 'Happy Times' and you won't fail to hear Professor Longhair's influence.

This is just a small but important collection of some of his earliest work which, just like his later and more famous songs and productions stand as testament to his genius. A superb collection.

Track Listing

THE WILD SOUND OF NEW ORLEANS PIANO
1. WHIRLAWAY
2. UP THE CREEK
3. TIM TAM
4. ME AND YOU
5. BONO
6. JAVA
7. HAPPY TIMES
8. WHAM TOUSAN
9. NOWHERE TO GO
10. NASHUA
11. PO' BOY WALK
12 PELICAN PARADE
AL TOUSAN AND HIS PIANO
13. SWEETIE PIE (Twenty Years Later)
14. CHICO
ALLEN AND ALLEN
15. TIDDLE WINKS
16. HEAVENLY BABY
AL TOUSAN AND HIS PIANO
17. BACK HOME IN INDIANA
18. NAOMI
AL TOUSAN AND HIS PIANO
19. MOO MOO
20. A BLUE MOOD
AS SESSION PLAYER, BACKGROUND VOCALIST, WRITER OR PRODUCER
21. OOH POO PAH DOO (Part 1) - JESSIE HILL
22. OOH POO PAH DOO (Part 2) - JESSIE HILL
23. OVER YOU - AARON NEVILLE
24. MOTHER IN LAW - ERNIE K-DOE
25. FORTUNE TELLER - BENNY SPELLMAN
26. A CERTAIN GIRL - ERNIE K-DOE
27. LIPSTICK TRACES (On A Cigarette) - BENNY SPELLMAN
28. IT'S RAINING - IRMA THOMAS
29. I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 1) - CHRIS KENNER
30. I LIKE IT LIKE THAT (Part 2) - CHRIS KENNER
31. 'TAINT IT THE TRUTH - ERNIE K-DOE
32. IT WILL STAND - THE SHOWMEN

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 12/05/2016
UPC Bar Code No 604988 30742 9

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Allen TOUSSAINT - The Wild New Orleans Piano and Productions of Allen Toussaint 1958-1962

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