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Allen Toussaint

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Musician Allen Toussaint on the New Orleans Beat

New Orleans songwriter, pianist and singer Allen Toussaint. He has worked with artists like Paul Simon, Ringo Starr, and Elvis Costello. This year, Toussaint recorded "The Ultimate Session" with the New Orleans group Crescent City Gold, and "Rhythm Country and Blues," which received a Grammy Nomination. We replay our 1988 interview with him.


Concert with Allen Toussaint.

A live concert with New Orleans songwriter, pianist and singer Allen Toussaint. Toussaint has performed extensively as a session pianist and producer and has written dozens of hits for New Orleans groups like The Nevilles, Irma Thomas, for Paul McCartney, The Wild Tchoupitoulas and The Meters. (Rebroadcast. Originally broadcast on Friday, May 27, 1988.)

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