Tag Archives: Allen Toussaint

Lee Dorsey with cigarette B:W

18/11/15 – Lee Dorsey – Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On) – 1969 / Lee Dorsey – Ya Ya – 1961 / John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – Well Well Well – 1970 / John Lennon – Ya Ya – 1974/75

There is no end to Allen Toussaint’s influence. He worked with Lee Dorsey throughout most of his career in different roles, producer, arranger, songwriter whilst Dorsey slipped in and out of his car repair business. Dorsey served in the US Navy in World War II, was a prize fighter and a nightclub singer but over […]

DR. John In The Right Place Album Cover 1973

17/11/15 – Dr. John – In The Right Place – 1973

Continuing with the legacy left by the recently departed Allen Toussaint, In The Right Place was one of two album’s that Toussaint produced for Mac Rebennack aka The Night Tripper, aka Dr. John (The other was Desitively Bonnaroo from 1974). In The Right Place was released on Atco in 1973 and became Dr. John’s most successful album, […]

The Meters B:W 5 piece

14/11/15 – The Meters – Look-Ka Py Py/ Jungle Man – TV Performance Presented By Dr. John – 1974

From 1969-1976 Allen Toussaint produced six albums for The Meters, the first four with his business partner Marshall E. Sehorn – The Meters 1969, Look-Ka Py Py 1970, Struttin’ 1970 and Cabbage Alley 1972. The next three, Rejuvenation 1974, Fire On The Bayou 1975 and Trick Bag 1976 were produced by Toussaint and The Meters themselves, […]

Lou Johnson - At the piano B:W Pic

13/11/15 – Lou Johnson – With You In Mind – (Transition/Transient) – 1971/ There’s Always Something There To Remind Me/ Kentucky Bluebird – Dick Clark’s TV Show – 1964

In the interview with Larry Appelbaum that I posted yesterday in the Allen Toussaint thread, the interviewer asked about Toussaint’s greatest successes as a songwriter, excluding financial concerns. Transient by Lou Johnson was his Response. Whether the details of the title slipped his mind (or I have the wrong track) – it seems the actual title of […]

Labelle Pic

12/11/15 – Labelle – Lady Marmalade – Anonymous TV – 1975 / Soul Train – 1975 / The Eleventh Hour- Lady Marmalade – 1974

In celebration of the great Allen Toussaint as a producer and arranger, Labelle’s Lady Marmalade has endured as one of his greatest successes. It was written by composer Kenny Roberts and lyricist Bob Crewe as Crewe’s impressions of New Orleans and was originally released by Nolan’s group, The Eleventh Hour in 1974, but it was Labelle’s interpretation with Toussaint’s […]