Allen Toussaint

Real Name:
Allen R. Toussaint
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American producer, songwriter, arranger, session pianist, solo artist, and label owner.

Born on 14 January 1938 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Died on 10 November 2015 in Madrid, Spain of heart attack while on European tour.

Active in New Orleans’ music industry since the late 1950s, he wrote, arranged and was the house producer with Minit, Instant Records (6), and Alon. His early production successes were the U.S. Top 5 “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” by Jessie Hill, and Ernie K-Doe’s 1961 no. 1 Hit ‎“Mother-In-Law” which he wrote. He has worked with artists such as Irma Thomas (“Ruler Of My Heart”, 1963), Lee Dorsey (“Working In A Coal Mine”, 1966), The Meters, Dr. John, The Band and Elvis Costello. Toussaint entered the U.S. service in 1963, serving at Fort Hood, Texas; he was discharged in 1965. After discharge he teamed up with Marshall E. Sehorn to form Sansu Enterprises Inc.. Their record labels Sansu, Tou-Sea Records, Deesu, and Kansu Records recorded Lee Dorsey, Chris Kenner, and Betty Harris, among others. In the 1970s he was producing at the Sea-Saint Studio with Sehorn. In 1996 Allen formed NYNO Records, with the goal to record New Orleans talent. From 1996-1998 NYNO released 15 projects on diverse artists from jazz, gospel, reggae, brass bands and R&B genres, including one on himself and a Christmas sampler from the label. Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011. In 2013 he received the National Medal Of Arts from President Obama.
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Allen Toussaint Discography Tracks

Albums

Allen Toussaint - Toussaint album art Allen Toussaint Toussaint (Album) Scepter Records UK 1970 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - Life, Love And Faith album art Allen Toussaint Life, Love And Faith (Album) Reprise Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights album art Allen Toussaint Southern Nights (Album) Reprise Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - Motion album art Allen Toussaint Motion (Album) Warner Bros. Records UK 1978 Sell This Version
PLP 327 Allen Toussaint - Street Parade album art Earl King With Allen Toussaint & The Meters Earl King With Allen Toussaint & The Meters - Street Parade(LP) P-Vine Special PLP 327 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - Mr. Mardi Gras (I Love A Carnival Ball) album art Allen Toussaint Mr. Mardi Gras (I Love A Carnival Ball) Cayenne Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - The Wild Sound Of New Orleans - The Complete 'Tousan' Sessions album art Allen Toussaint The Wild Sound Of New Orleans - The Complete 'Tousan' Sessions (Comp, Album) Edsel Records, Edsel Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
9601-2 Allen Toussaint - Connected album art Allen Toussaint Connected(CD, Album) NYNO Records 9601-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
9608-2 Allen Toussaint - A New Orleans Christmas album art Allen Toussaint & Friends* A New Orleans Christmas(CD, Album) NYNO Records 9608-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
SNP7000 Allen Toussaint - 2 Plus 2 album art Allen Toussaint, Vincent Toussaint Allen Toussaint, Vincent Toussaint - 2 Plus 2(CD, Album) SNP Studios SNP7000 US 2004 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - The River In Reverse album art Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - The River In Reverse (Album) Verve Forecast Japan 2006 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi album art Allen Toussaint The Bright Mississippi (Album) Nonesuch Germany 2009 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - Songbook album art Allen Toussaint Songbook (Album) Rounder Records US 2013 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - Live In Philadelphia 1975 album art Allen Toussaint Live In Philadelphia 1975 (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Rhino Handmade, Warner Bros. Records USA, Canada & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - American Tunes album art Allen Toussaint American Tunes (Album) Nonesuch Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Allen Toussaint - Allen Toussaint album art Allen Toussaint Allen Toussaint(Cass, Album, Dol) Not On Label (Allen Toussaint Self-released) none US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Allen Toussaint - Whirlaway album art A. Tousan* Whirlaway RCA Victor US 1958 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - Naomi album art Al Tousan* Naomi Seville Records US 1960 Sell This Version
SEV 103 Allen Toussaint - Chico / Sweetie-Pie album art Allen Toussaint Chico / Sweetie-Pie(7") Seville Records SEV 103 US 1960 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - Moo Moo / A Blue Mood album art Al Tousan* Moo Moo / A Blue Mood (Single) Seville Records USA & Canada 1961 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - Twenty Years Later album art Al Tousan* Twenty Years Later Seville Records US 1962 Sell This Version
9021 Allen Toussaint - Go Back Home / Poor Boy, Got To Move album art Allen Toussaint Go Back Home / Poor Boy, Got To Move(7") Alon 9021 US 1965 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - Get Out My Life, Woman / Gotta Travel On album art Allen Toussaint Get Out My Life, Woman / Gotta Travel On (Single) Bell Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - I've Got That Feelin Now / Hands Christianderson album art Allen Toussaint I've Got That Feelin Now / Hands Christianderson (Single) Bell Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint - We The People / Tequila album art Allen Toussaint We The People / Tequila (Single) Bell Records US 1969 Sell This Version