• Toussaint Allen

    Toussaint Allen

    Toussaint L'Ouverture Allen (June 7, 1896 – March 3, 1960) was an American baseball first baseman in the Negro Leagues.

  • Allen Toussaint

    Allen Toussaint

    Allen Toussaint (/ˈtuːsɑːnt/; January 14, 1938 – November 10, 2015) was an American musician, songwriter, arranger and record producer, who was an influential figure in New Orleans rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the end of the century, described as "one of popular music's great backroom figures". Many musicians recorded Toussaint's compositions, including "Java ", "Mother-in-Law ", "I Like It Like That ", "Fortune Teller ", "Ride Your Pony", "Get Out of My Life, Woman ", "Working in the Coal Mine ", "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky", "Here Come the Girls ", "Yes We Can Can ", "Play Something Sweet ", and "Southern Nights ". He was a producer for hundreds of recordings, among the best known of which are "Right Place, Wrong Time ", by his longtime friend Dr. John ("Mac" Rebennack), and "Lady Marmalade ", by Labelle.

  • Southern Nights (Allen Toussaint album)

    Southern Nights (Allen Toussaint album)

    Southern Nights is a 1975 R&B concept album by Allen Toussaint. Seminal to the development of New Orleans R&B, Toussaint incorporated into the album elements of funk and soul music, while, according to AllMusic, suggesting neo-psychedelia. Two singles were released in support of the album, "Country John" backed with "When the Party's Over" and "Southern Nights "—Toussaint's signature song—backed with "Out of the City". Although neither single charted for Toussaint, "Southern Nights" as later covered by Glen Campbell in 1977 reached number one in Billboard 's country, pop and adult contemporary charts. Released in May 1975 by Reprise Records, the album has been subsequently reissued multiple times on both LP and CD.

  • Allen Toussaint discography

    This is the discography for American R&B-jazz musician Allen Toussaint.

  • Java (Allen Toussaint song)

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