A renaissance man of New Orleans music, Allen Toussaint is directly responsible for dozens of iconic songs that helped define the quirky character of Crescent City R&B beginning in the early 1960s. A songwriter, producer, arranger, singer, and formidable pianist in the grand New Orleans tradition, Toussaint has written nuggets including "Java" for Al Hirt, "Working in a Coal Mine" for Lee Dorsey, "Mother-in-Law" for Ernie K-Doe, "I Like It Like That" for Chris Kenner, and "Cissy Strut" for the Meters. When the outside world got hip to him, such artists as Paul McCartney, Labelle, Paul Simon, the Band, and the Pointer Sisters lined up to work with him, while everyone from the Rolling Stones to Glen Campbell and Warren Zevon... More >>>