Allen Toussaint (1938-2015)

Somehow I missed it when Allen Toussaint died on November 10. It did not get nearly the attention it should have, much like Toussaint himself.

You may not recognize his name, but I bet you recognize many of his songs, including “Working in  Coal Mine” . . .

. . . “Yes We Can Can” . . .

. . . “Sneaking Sally Through the Alley” . . .

. . . “Lady Marmalade” . . .

. . . and “Southern Nights,” a hit for Glen Campbell, but here’s Toussaint’s own version:

 

 

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