When I think of the genius of the late, great Allen Toussaint, I think of the masterpiece he made with Lee Dorsey in 1970.
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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 explores a Paul McCartney connection from long before their time together around the newly reissued ‘Venus and Mars.’
The Band’s fun run through Allen Toussaint’s soul-lifting “You See Me” underscored an often-forgotten portion of their inestimable legacy.
A celebration of everything Helm meant to music, and vice versa.
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.
This absurdly fun street parade of song finds Levon Helm winking and growling through a darkly humorous lyric about the galvanizing rule of Huey Long in Depression-era Louisiana.
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.
While “It’s Makes No Difference” is commonly understood to be Rick Danko’s career peak as a vocalist, “The Unfaithful Servant” is in many ways just as observant, and maybe more interesting.
The Band’s initial live release found them off-handedly overhauling their catalog, rather than attempting to simply replicate it. 1972’s Rock of Ages would become a showcase for a group pushing itself musically and creatively.