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Toussaint: Life, Love And Faith

Review by Pete Wingfield, Let It Rock, October 1972

To put this album in its proper perspective I’d need to rhapsodize at length over New Orleans R&B and the neglected talents of Allen Toussaint, ...

Allen Toussaint: The Jazz Café, London

Live Review by Simon Witter, Daily Telegraph, November 2006

THOUGH HE IS the greatest living exponent of the extraordinary New Orleans piano tradition that produced Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Huey Smith, James Booker, Dr ...

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Allen Toussaint (1987)

Interview by Simon Witter, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1987

The First Gentleman of New Orleans on the city's music then and now, on Ernie K-Doe, Irma Thomas, Lee Dorsey and the Meters, and on songwriting, producing and performing.

File format: mp3; file size: 66.4mb, interview length: 1h 12' 30" sound quality: ***

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Lee Dorsey: Lee's Back — Thanks To The Talented Mister Toussaint

Interview by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, April 1966

YOU PROBABLY first heard of Lee Dorsey after you asked the DJ what that record was he just played with the gun banging in it. ...

Made in New Orleans: Record Production Techniques and the Land Of Dreams

Overview by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, May 1969

THERE WAS a time, not so long ago, when almost all the writing about popular music was descriptive or informative. ...

Allen Toussaint

Profile by Charlie Gillett, Fusion, July 1971

IF BRITAIN HAD a good system of radio stations, the history of the world might have been at least a little different. ...

Jerry Butler and Allen Toussaint: The Spice Of Life

Profile by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, October 1972

IT'S NOT so long since soul albums were merely collections of singles, plus a few make-weight tracks. ...

Allen Toussaint, Producing the New Orleans Feel

Interview by Barbara Charone, New Musical Express, July 1973

QUESTION: What could Alvin Lee, Frankie Miller, Mac 'Dr. John' Rebennack, Robbie Robertson and Lee Dorsey possibly have in common? Answer: Allen Toussaint. ...

Allen Toussaint: Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky

Profile and Interview by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, July 1973

THEY KNOW, of course, which one is Dr John. The Swiss photographers huddle around the stage, clicking their Nikons like American tourists determined to capture ...

Allen Toussaint: Introspective Funk

Retrospective and Interview by Joe McEwen, Real Paper, The, October 1974

PRODUCER ALLEN TOUSSAINT hunches forward over the expansive 16-track control board and stares impassively through the glass at two singers in the orange studio beyond. ...

Allen Toussaint: Southern Nights

Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, April 1975

IF ALLEN TOUSSAINT ever wants to make the great album he's obviously capable of, he'd be best advised to first take a year's sabbatical from ...

Johnny Bristol and Allen Toussaint: Producers 'N' Performers

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, May 1975

IT SEEMS that it's an increasingly notable fact that more and more producers, after scoring successfully in that field, are turning their attention to the ...

Allen Toussaint: Southern Nights (Reprise)

Review by Phil Hardy, Let It Rock, June 1975

ALLEN TOUSSAINT certainly has an impressive track record: Smiley Lewis, 'Ooh Pa Pah Doo', Lee Dorsey, Ernie K-Doe, Benny Spellman, Irma Thomas, Frankie Miller, the ...

Allen Toussaint: Southern Nights (Reprise)

Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, June 1975

Toussaint's Night Flight ...

Allen Toussaint: Feel Like Staying Home

Profile and Interview by John Morthland, Creem, September 1975

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Allen Toussaint has moved into the pop spotlight lately via Labelle and Paul McCartney but it's not his first time there. ...

Allen Toussaint: Toussaint

Review by Andy Gill, New Musical Express, January 1978

SO NOW the whole Toussaint catalogue is available again, enabling listeners of taste to trace for themselves the development of the New Orleans man's approach, ...

The Meat And The Motion

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, April 1978

Allen Toussaint: Motion (Warner Brothers Import)Lee Dorsey: Night People (ABC) ...

Allen Toussaint

Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, December 1985

THE EXCITEMENT of performing before a live audience is the incentive for most pop artists to enter show business but it's taken Allen Toussaint almost ...

New Orleans Pianos: Talking Fingers

Film/DVD/TV Review by Don Snowden, Boston Phoenix, The, September 1986

You don't have to be addicted to New Orleans piano style to savor the rich portrait of Stevenson Palfi's Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together ...

Allen Toussaint: The Collection

Sleevenotes by Don Snowden, Reprise Records, 1991

BY THE TIME Allen Toussaint released his first Warner Bros. album, Life, Love And Motion, in 1972, it was already impossible to look at New ...

Lee Dorsey: Why Isn't This Man in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Retrospective by Geoffrey Himes, Oxford American, July 1998

NO SINGER in the Big Easy had a more easygoing manner than Lee Dorsey. The rhythms behind him could be wickedly syncopated (they usually were), ...

Paul Simon: Bloomsbury Theatre, London; Allen Toussaint: Bush Hall, London

Live Review by Mark Pringle, Rock's Backpages, June 2006

LET'S LOOK at what Paul Simon and Allen Toussaint share. They both wrote songs that helped shape this thing of ours, this culture we've shared ...

Toussaint Explores Life Outside Big Easy

Profile and Interview by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, May 2007

ALLEN TOUSSAINT never left New Orleans. He spent virtually his entire distinguished career playing piano, singing, writing songs and making records with other people in ...

Allen Toussaint: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, August 2008

ALLEN TOUSSAINT talks of his sporadic, unbought solo work and the royalties from the hits he's created for others with equal affection. ...

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