Allen Toussaint

Allen Toussaint

Real Name:
Allen R. Toussaint
American producer, songwriter, arranger, session pianist and solo artist.
Born on 14 January, 1938, 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 starting in 1960 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 a large amount of artists as diverse 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 label, Sansu. also known as Tou-Sea, Deesu, or Kansu, recorded Lee Dorsey, Chris Kenner, Betty Harris, among others. In the 1970s he was producing at the Sea-Saint Studio with Sehorn.
Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011.
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Allen Toussaint Discography


Allen Toussaint Toussaint (Album) Scepter Records UK 1970 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint Life, Love And Faith (Album) Reprise Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint Southern Nights (Album) Reprise Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint Motion (Album) Warner Bros. Records UK 1978 Sell This Version
PLP 327 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
LP-800 Allen Toussaint Mr. Mardi Gras (I Love A Carnival Ball)(LP) Cayenne Records LP-800 US 1987 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint The Wild Sound Of New Orleans By Tousan (Album) Edsel Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
9601-2 Allen Toussaint Connected(CD) NYNO Records 9601-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
9608-2 Allen Toussaint Allen Toussaint & Friends - A New Orleans Christmas(CD, Album) NYNO Records 9608-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
9615-2 Allen Toussaint & Friends* & Various Allen Toussaint & Friends* & Various - A Taste Of New Orleans(CD, Album) NYNO Records 9615-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
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) Nonesuch Germany 2009 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint Songbook (Album) Rounder Records US 2013 Sell This Version
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) Nonesuch Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Allen Toussaint Allen Toussaint(Cass, Album, Dol) Not On Label (Allen Toussaint Self-released) none US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-110-V Al Tousan & His Piano* Naomi(7") Seville Records 45-110-V US 1960 Sell This Version
45-113 Al Tousan* Moo Moo / A Blue Mood(7") Seville Records 45-113 US 1961 Sell This Version
45-124 Al Tousan* Twenty Years Later(7", Promo) Seville Records 45-124 US 1962 Sell This Version
9021 Allen Toussaint Go Back Home / Poor Boy, Got To Move(7") Alon 9021 US 1965 Sell This Version
464 Willie* & Allen* Willie* & Allen* - I Don't Need No One / Baby Do Little(7", Single) Sansu 464 US 1967 Sell This Version
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 (Single) Bell Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Allen Toussaint We The People / Tequila Bell Records UK 1969 Sell This Version
SDJ-12317 Allen Toussaint From A Whisper To A Scream(7", Promo) Scepter Records SDJ-12317 US 1970 Sell This Version