The legendary writer, producer and musician Allen Toussaint performed at Joe’s Pub in New York night before last (August 10, 2014).
Some of the hits Toussaint wrote: “Working in the Coalmine”, “Ride Your Pony”, “Fortune Teller”, “Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)”, “Southern Nights,” “Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky”, “I’ll Take a Melody”, “Get Out of My Life, Woman”, and “Mother-in-Law”.
He’s recorded nearly 20 albums during a career that began in the ’50s when he was a teenager.
He made a great album with Elvis Costello. The River in Reverse, in 2006.
“We Are America”/ “Yes We Can”:
“All These Things”:
“Fortune Teller”/ “Working In The Coal Mine”/ “Certain Girl”:
There Is No New York Without You
Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)
We Are America/Yes We Can
All These Things
Certain Girl/Mother-in-Law/Fortune Teller/Working in a Coal Mine/Certain Girl
I Could Eat Crawfish Everyday
Slap Her Down Again Pa
City of New Orleans
Mr. Mardi Gras
Ride Your Pony
No Place Like New York
Thanks Brooklyn Vegan!
[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.
Or watch an arty video with audio of me reading from the novel here.
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