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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.

Allen Toussaint on Dr. John, the Meters, Ernie K-Doe, the Band, Lee Dorsey: Gimme Five

Allen Toussaint on Dr. John, the Meters, Ernie K-Doe, the Band, Lee Dorsey: Gimme Five

Allen Toussaint reminisces about his long-standing relationship with the Band, and reveals his true feelings about mothers in law.

Jon Cleary – Occapella (2012)

Jon Cleary is a big enough fan, and an accomplished enough musician, to mix it up on this forthcoming tribute record — which is smartly subtitled “Having Fun with the Songs of Allen Toussaint.”

Walter "Wolfman" Washington – Doin' The Funky Thing (2008)

Walter "Wolfman" Washington – Doin' The Funky Thing (2008)

NICK DERISO: A kind of love letter to New Orleans, and its richly flavorful musical styles, “Doin’ The Funky Thing” brings together everything that should have made Walter “Wolfman” Washington an overnight sensation. Instead, this working musician of more than four decades quietly put out half a dozen records as a leader, while appearing downpage on countless sides as aRead More

Lee Dorsey – Yes We Can (1970)

Decades before it became a catchy rallying cry for an historic presidential campaign, “Yes We Can” was associated with an inspired message of another kind: the essence of New Orleans-styled funk. Crescent City all-world songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint has done more in his behind-the-scenes role to shape New Orleans R&B than any other single figure. It’s safe bet thatRead More

Deep Cuts: The Meters, "Just Kissed My Baby" (1974)

by S. Victor Aaron A few years ago I came across a list of the all-time “50 funkiest songs.” I remember an entry in there for The Meters, I think it was “Cissy Strut.” Pffft, what a useless excercise. Try coming up with “The Fifty Funkiest Meters Songs.” If you look up the word “funk” in dictionary, you’ll likely seeRead More

Allen Toussaint – Connected (1996)

I’ve always been a fan of this pianist/composer. Perhaps never meant to be a star, Toussaint was one of those great working-class, behind-the-scenes talents — he did session work, produced, helped with A&R, wrote songs — who made the record business go back in the day. In this way, Toussaint was the tireless, beating heart of New Orleans music inRead More

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