by Allen Toussaint



Allen Toussaint's name became synonymous with New Orleans music, even though he didn't seem to "do" the records his name was on as producer, arranger, or writer on records by artists such as Ernie K-Doe or Irma Thomas. This is his first studio album in at least a decade, and it is a very worthy effort of all self-penned songs that seem to be a mix of old and new (if not in age, at least in feel). He is supported by an extremely worthy cast of the finest New Orleans musicians. Funky material like "Funky Bars," "Ahya," and the rolling gait of "Oh My" stands next to much softer pieces that require a more versatile voice. There are times when his voice doesn't have that reaching pain, for instance, that Aaron Neville gave to "Wrong Number." On most cuts, his easy delivery is just what is called for, and his rollicking piano is always perfectly matched to the song. This is not a disc of memories, though it may bring up a few, it is fresh new funk and roll from the city where American music has always stretched to new levels.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/07/1996
Label: Nyno
UPC: 0603343960125
catalogNumber: 9601

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Allen Toussaint   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Vocals,fender rhodes
Bill Summers   Percussion
Dave Bartholomew   Trumpet,Track Performer
Gary Brown   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Sammy Berfect   Organ
Amadee Castenell   Tenor Saxophone
Stacy Cole   Trumpet
Scott Goodeau   Guitar
Scott Goudeau   Guitar
Roland Guerin   Bass
Fred Kemp   Tenor Saxophone
Leo Nocentelli   Guitar
Chris Severin   Bass
Jamil Sharif   Trumpet,Flageolet,Flugelhorn
Clarence Reggie Toussaint   Percussion
Bernard "Bunchy" Johnson   Drums
J.R. Branch   Synthesizer
Russell Batiste   Drums
Suzanne Bonseigneur   Background Vocals
Terri de Gruy   Background Vocals
Tomika Goffner   Background Vocals
Herman Lebeaux   Drums
Eddie Reed   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Allen Toussaint   Producer,Executive Producer
Clarence Reggie Toussaint   Producer,Engineer
J.R. Branch   Engineer
Sean Tauzier   Engineer

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