Video: Legendary New Orleans’ Allen Toussaint at Joe’s Pub – ‘Yes We Can,’ ‘Working in the Coal Mine’ & More

Allen Toussaint at Joe’s Pub.

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
Lipstick Traces
Instrumental medley
Big Chief
Slap Her Down Again Pa
City of New Orleans
Mr. Mardi Gras
Ride Your Pony
Southern Nights
Iko Iko
No Place Like New York
Southern Nights

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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