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.)