RIP: Allen Toussaint

The New Orleans legend died today after suffering cardiac arrest following a concert in Spain. He was 77.

Composer of Working in the Coal Mine, Ride Your Pony, Fortune Teller, Brickyard Blues, Southern Nights, Get Out of My Life, Woman, and a few others….

Arranger of horns for all sorts:

Recommended: His 2013 release Songbook captures the breadth and vitality of his life’s work. It features live recordings from Joe’s Pub in NYC, which he adopted as his musical base after Katrina.

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