SOU-130550

Allen Toussaint Happy Times in New Orleans

8,26 €

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A supremely talented songwriter, producer, piano player, singer, and arranger, this legendary mover and shaker is synonymous with a funky brand of New Orleans-based rhythm and blues. He worked with a great assortment of artists, including Lee Dorsey, The Meters, Dr. John, The Band, Patti LaBelle, and Elvis Costello, among many others. Although best known as a behind the scenes operator, Allen Toussaint has also released a handful of solo albums over the years.

This quintessential collection contains Toussaint’s seminal recordings, featuring a variety of the great R&B sides he made for different labels such as RCA, Minit and Seville. This is the material upon which Toussaint’s reputation was built. Here his spirited renditions are full of the bouncing and rolling piano/organ licks that are the calling card of New Orleans keyboard style. The horns have plenty of room to strut their stuff and the syncopation immediately brings Mardi Gras to mind. These sensational recordings also feature a virtual who’s who of fabulous musicians from the Crescent City scene, including Alvin "Red" Taylor, Justin Adams, Roy Montrell, Frank Fields, and Charles "Hungry" Williams, among others.

PERSONNEL:

ALLEN TOUSSAINT,
piano and organ, plus:
Alvin “Red” Taylor (baritone sax)
Nat Perrilliat (tenor sax)
Melvin Lastie (cornet)
Justin Adams, Roy Montrell (guitar)
Frank Fields (bass)
and Charles “Hungry” Williams (drums),

Original recordings produced by Danny Kessler.
Recorded in New Orleans, between 1958 and 1960.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET, RARE PHOTOS
VINTAGE MEMORABILIA & DETAILED LINER NOTES


TRACKS:

01. TIM TAM 2:00
02. JAVA 1:55
03. TIDDLE WINKS 2:30
04. PELICAN PARADE 1:45
05. ME AND YOU 2:09
06. SWEETTIE PIE (TWENTY YEARS LATER) 2:49
07. NASHUA 2:35
08. WHIRLAWAY 2:20
09. HAPPY TIMES 2:08
10. UP THE CREEK 1:52
11. BONO 2:08
12. NOWHERE TO GO 1:44
13. BACK HOME AGAIN IN INDIANA 2:24
14. NAOMI 2:15
15. PO BOY WALK 2:35
16. BEVERLY BABY 2:32
17. HEAVENLY BABY 2:32
18. TIC TOC 2:34
19. CHICO 2:19
20. WHAM TOUSAN 2:21

Reference: SOU-130550
Label: Soul Jam
Label code: 600800
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436028698462