Allen ToussaintSongbook

Label:Rounder Records – 11661-9154-2
CD, Album
All Media, Deluxe Edition
Genre:Funk / Soul, Blues
Style:Soul, Piano Blues


CD-2It's Raining3:57
CD-3Lipstick Traces2:04
CD-4Introduction To Brickyard Blues0:39
CD-5Brickyard Blues3:29
CD-6With You In Mind3:31
CD-7Who's Gonna Help A Brother Get Further4:09
CD-8Sweet Touch Of Love1:57
CD-9Holy Cow3:01
CD-10Introduction To Get Out Of My Life, Woman0:11
CD-11Get Out Of My Life, Woman3:01
CD-12Freedom For The Stallion4:11
CD-13St. James Infirmary2:23
CD-14Introduction To Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed0:12
CD-15Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed3:16
CD-16Soul Sister2:51
CD-17All These Things3:42
CD-18We Are America / Yes We Can4:06
CD-19The Optimism Blues2:51
CD-20Old Records3:38
CD-21Certain Girl Medley: Certain Girl / Mother-In-Law / Fortune Teller / Working In The Coal Mine3:15
CD-22It's A New Orleans Thing3:06
CD-23I Could Eat Crawfish Everyday2:36
CD-24There's No Place Like New York2:26
CD-25Southern Nights13:00
DVD-1Who's Gonna Help A Brother Get Further
DVD-2Sweet Touch Of Love
DVD-3Holy Cow
DVD-4Get Out Of My Life, Woman
DVD-5St. James Infirmary
DVD-6Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed
DVD-7Soul Sister
DVD-8All These Things
DVD-9We Are America / Yes We Can
DVD-10The Optimism Blues
DVD-11Old Records
DVD-12Certain Girl Medley: Certain Girl / Mother-In-Law / Fortune Teller / Working In The Coal Mine
DVD-13It's A New Orleans Thing
DVD-14I Could Eat Crawfish Everyday
DVD-15There's No Place Like New York
DVD-16Southern Nights
DVD-17Studio Interview
DVD-18Bonus Backstage Interview

Companies, etc.



Deluxe edition.

Recorded at Joe's Pub at the Public, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC, March 1 and September 30, 2009.
DVD Authoring by Mike Bell at Embee Studios, Providence, Rhode Island.
Studio interview recorded by Hal Winer at BiCoastal Music, Ossining, NY, May 18, 2010.

Release comes in slightly oversized digifile-style packaging (5 1/4" x 5 5/8").

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 11661 91542 8
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): DIDX-1025743 1
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): DVSS-5314640A1 A01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD): IFPI L320
  • Mould SID Code (CD): IFPI 5F08
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD): IFPI L332

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Songbook (CD, Album, Promo, Advance CD)Rounder Records11661-9154-2PAUS2013
New Submission
Songbook (CD, Album)Rounder Records11661-9144-2US2013
New Submission
Songbook (CD, Album, DVD, , All Media, Deluxe Edition)Rounder Records0011661915428Europe2013


  • bbakkerr's avatar
    I love the tone and style of Allen on this recording. He genuinely acts as if the audience is doing him a huge favor by being there, thanking them profusely. His familiarity and love of the material is obvious, coming from decades of writing, performing, producing and god knows what all other roles he's had in the music business.

    I would buy this album for the extended version of "Southern Nights" alone. The mood he conjures as he tells the tale of visiting the relatives in the Louisiana is especially captivating and nostalgic. Reminds me of trips to visit my own extended family, although I can't say I had any similar revelations and enjoyment.



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