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Songwriter Allen Toussaint, a Hitmaker

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Songwriter Allen Toussaint, a Hitmaker

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Songwriter Allen Toussaint, a Hitmaker

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Allen Toussaint, evacuated from New Orleans after the floods hit, is a songwriter best known for the hit "Working in the Coal Mine." He wrote songs for The Meters, Dr. John, Patti LaBelle and many others, and was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. (This interview was first broadcast on Jan. 6, 1988.)

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The Allen Touissant Collection
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1991

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