Allen Toussaint * 1973

|March 1, 2010 | Found Sounds, New Orleans Music

Here’s a couple of beautiful, heartfelt tunes from Allen Toussaint’s Southern Nights LP. Although this musical giant has written and produced a flabbergasting number of hit songs for other artists, he is not generally known for his solo recordings – maybe it’s his voice – he’s a good singer, but not truly great ( or not totally distinctive, or something like that ) — which he certainly is as a composer and piano player. Here, backed by The Meters, he reflects on his childhood in New Orleans’ Gert Town neighborhood and visiting his French-speaking country relatives.

Allen Toussaint : ” Last Train “

Allen Toussaint : ” Last Train ”

Allen Toussaint : ” Southern Nights “

Allen Toussaint : ” Southern Nights ”