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Lee Dorsey – Yes We Can (1970): On Second Thought

Lee Dorsey – Yes We Can (1970): On Second Thought

When I think of the genius of the late, great Allen Toussaint, I think of the masterpiece he made with Lee Dorsey in 1970.

A side-stage Svengali, Allen Toussaint found musical salvation in Katrina

A side-stage Svengali, Allen Toussaint found musical salvation in Katrina

Allen Toussaint, who has died at 77, was always content to work behind the scenes – until a devastating storm swept him from New Orleans.

Allen Toussaint, “Lady Madonna” from The Art of McCartney (2014): One Track Mind

Allen Toussaint, “Lady Madonna” from The Art of McCartney (2014): One Track Mind

Allen Toussaint explores a Paul McCartney connection from long before their time together around the newly reissued ‘Venus and Mars.’

The Band, “You See Me” from Jubilation (1998): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “You See Me” from Jubilation (1998): Across the Great Divide

The Band’s fun run through Allen Toussaint’s soul-lifting “You See Me” underscored an often-forgotten portion of their inestimable legacy.

The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume 3 (2014)

The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume 3 (2014)

A celebration of everything Helm meant to music, and vice versa.

‘What a soul for New Orleans’: Allen Toussaint talks Dr. John ahead of Saturday tribute concert

‘What a soul for New Orleans’: Allen Toussaint talks Dr. John ahead of Saturday tribute concert

Dr. John’s flamboyant life and hoodoo-tinged music will be celebrated during a special concert event to be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in New Orleans as part of the Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Levon Helm, “Kingfish” from Electric Dirt (2009): Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm, “Kingfish” from Electric Dirt (2009): Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm’s update of “Kingfish” was as evocative of what made the Band great as anything the individual group members ever put out.

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Reissue and Live): The Band, Otis Redding, Beach Boys, ELO, Jethro Tull

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Reissue and Live): The Band, Otis Redding, Beach Boys, ELO, Jethro Tull

The Band is revealed in all of its muscular, almost (but never completely) out-of-control on-stage glory — bolstered, in a meeting of musical worlds, by these stabbing horn charts from Allen Toussaint.

The Band, “The Unfaithful Servant” from The Band (1969): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “The Unfaithful Servant” from The Band (1969): Across the Great Divide

While “It’s Makes No Difference” is commonly understood to be Rick Danko’s career peak as a vocalist, “The Unfaithful Servant” is maybe more interesting.

The Band, featuring Richard Manuel, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Robbie Robertson

The Band – Live at the Academy of Music 1971 (2013)

The Band’s initial live release found them off-handedly overhauling their catalog, rather than attempting to simply replicate it.

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