Post Tagged with: "Allen Toussaint"

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

New Music Monday: Elton John, Gov’t Mule, Sting, Matthew Shipp, Allen Toussaint, Yoko Ono

New Music Monday: Elton John, Gov’t Mule, Sting, Matthew Shipp, Allen Toussaint, Yoko Ono

Elton John has returned with an elegiac Tumbleweed Connection-era style triumph, while Gov’t Mule, Sammy Hagar and Willie Nelson are joined by a series of famous friends. Sting, meanwhile, disappoints.

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

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. 1972’s Rock of Ages would become a showcase for a group pushing itself musically and creatively.

On Second Thought: Will Lee – Love, Gratitude and Other Distractions (2013)

I once read that the great acoustic bassist Ray Brown had appeared on more records than any other jazz sideman. If Will Lee doesn’t hold that distinction among electric bassists, than I’m at a loss as to who that might be.

Will Lee – Love, Gratitude and Other Distractions (2013)

Will Lee is probably best known as the bassist in the CBS Orchestra, which has supplied music and comedy for the Late Show with David Letterman for a long time now.