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Sad News: Allen Toussaint R I P

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It has been reported by WWL-TV in New Orleans that Allan Toussaint passed away on Monday .........


It seems he passed away in Spain after doing a live show there. He was due to perform in London on Sunday. I love much of the stuff he was involved with in the 60's (Lee Dorsey, Betty Harris, Irma Thomas, Diamond Joe, etc.). In the 70's , he became an artist in his own right and made more great music. Sad news indeed.



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Toussaint died about 2am on November 10, 2015, while on tour in Madrid, Spain. He was 77. He is survived by his two children, including son Clarence (better known as Reginald) and daughter Alison, and by several grandchildren. His children had managed his career in recent years



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Rest in peace

 loved Mr Toussaint  including the following singles.

Love lots of loving Lee Dorsey And Betty Harris

Omar Khayyam  The Rubaiyats

Trouble with my lover Betty Harris

Allen Toussaint  Get out My life woman

just to mention a few a sad loss indeed .


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I grew up on the western edge of the delta south usa... a few hours from New Orleans


When we were young, back in the 70s, we'd head over to New Orleans to check out the record stores, and go to clubs such as Tip's or other live music venues. I got to witness Professor Longhair, The Funky Meters, lots of Jazz at Snug Harbor and legends such as Allen T, Irma Thomas or Lee Dorsey.


We lost a legend. We lost a benchmark. Brickyard Blues, indeed...


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He was a a legend of new Orleans music and a producer of so many classic records,he will be sadly missed heaven has gained a fantastic piano player R I P

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One of the greats.  We've lost so many of them over the last few years. A real shame but he leaves behind a wonderful legacy.

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Noooooo!  Another legend gone....

From a whisper to a scream.

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Sad news of his death this week, Lauren laverne at BBC 6 music, played a vast selection of his tunes this week on her 10am till 1pm show. Probably still available on   BBC  6 MUSIC  I  PLAYER..... could not believe how many songs he was involved with.... AMAZING TALENTED MAN... RIP 

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Such loss but a proud legacy left by a humble man.  Sansu was your baby.  

As well as UK Top Ten hits, you dedicated your life to music; gracing ours with well-crafted, catchy R&B.  The boogie-woogie got you, but so did we.  You gave us ‘smart’ tunes; brilliantly balanced melodies that spiral on the dance floor, lifting the heart!   It’s your vocals on Omar!  Your penned horns on Irma Thomas What Are You trying To Do? - and those chords in Show It! -all over the shop but absolutely magnificent.  (Hang on a Minit... is it you too? - piano chords 1:20 in on Homer Banks’s 60 Minutes?)    

RIP Mr Toussaint, and thank you.


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