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Allen Toussaint On 'Song Travels'

Listen: Allen Toussaint On 'Song Travels'

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Set List

  • Allen Toussaint (voice, piano), "Get Out Of My Life Woman" (Toussaint)
  • Ernie K-Doe, "Mother In Law (excerpt)" (Toussaint)
  • Toussaint (voice, piano), "With You In Mind" (Toussaint)
  • Toussaint (voice, piano), "The Brickyard Blues" (Toussaint)
  • Toussaint (voice, piano), "Yes We Can Can" (Toussaint)
  • Toussaint (voice, piano), "Freedom For The Stallion" (Toussaint)
  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, "Whipped Cream (excerpt)" (Toussaint, Neville)
  • Toussaint (voice, piano), "No Place Like New York" (Toussaint)
  • Toussaint (voice, piano), Improvisation (various themes)
  • Toussaint (voice, piano), "Southern Nights" (Toussaint)

Pianist, singer, composer and producer Allen Toussaint is one of the leading figures of New Orleans R&B. His hits include "Working in a Coalmine" and "Lady Marmalade." He's worked with artists including The Meters, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and Elvis Costello.

On this episode of Song Travels, Toussaint joins host Michael Feinstein to talk about the iconic recordings of his original songs "Mother in Law" and "Whipped Cream." Toussaint also performs his compositions live, including "Get Out of My Life Woman" and "Southern Nights."

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