Musical palate cleanser, another God bless, RIP edition

Allen Toussaint passed away yesterday.  At least he went out the way any musician would prefer.

Allen Toussaint, the versatile producer, songwriter, pianist and singer who was a fixture of New Orleans R&B, died after appearing in concert in Madrid on Monday night. He was 77.

He’s written more great music than I can list here.  This, thanks to a cover by Little Feat, may be his most familiar.  (Bonus:  he’s backed by The Meters.)


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6 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, another God bless, RIP edition

  1. playmakers in space

    One of the greats. RIP


  2. “Versatile,” indeed. I suppose “R&B” is the right category if categorize one must, but he sure was covered by musicians in multiple genres–jazz, rock, country, pop, etc.


  3. First best version of this song. It is gloriously trippy.


  4. Great player and musician. Got to see him one time. One hell of a show.


  5. Dawg Vegas

    It’s that piano…. no one sounded like him
    Just listened to River In Reverse last week. Sad to hear about this.