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Toussaint interview

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:18 pm
by Garth Cartwright
Here's some of it. Let me know if you want more-more-more!

http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/maga ... -interview

Re: Toussaint interview

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:21 pm
by Rob Hall
More, more, more!!!

I'm surprised you think you have to ask!

What a cool guy.

Re: Toussaint interview

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:16 pm
by NickH
Hope he appreciated the series of interesting questions. Some great YouTube links to accompany the article (I listened to the Southern Nights LP). Had forgotten about the Ice On Fire collaboration with the Mighty Diamonds. Must give that record a spin next. If you have time to type more, I too would be interested in further dispatches from Allen Toussaint's London hotel room.

Re: Toussaint interview

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 2:03 pm
by Garth Cartwright
Here you go folks - the rest of my interview with the mighty man. Nice reminisces on Lowell George and Etta James!
http://alligatorjustice.blogspot.co.uk

Re: Toussaint interview

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 4:26 pm
by NormanD
Thanks Garth. I was waiting for the rest of the interview (unless you've even more). Cerys Matthews's interview with him y'day on her Sunday show was really good too.

A couple of singers I'd like to know more about - at least his collaborations with them:

Sandy Denny. I only found out y'day when her name was mentioned in a long list of those AT has worked with. I don't know if it was any more than this song, "For Nobody To Hear". He's credited with brass arrangements, which might mean he just wrote out the charts and sent them over from NO to London. Maybe Adam knows more?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dz6xNFGVPg

ZZ Hill. "Whoever's Thrilling You (Is Killing Me)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPc8zKjXxZU

Lou Johnson. "The Beat" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8R3MZ_0PYU

Re: Toussaint interview

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 11:55 pm
by john poole
Sandy - apparently the master tape was sent over to New Orleans in order for the brass arrangement to be added. The original version without brass was later included on the box set "The Notes and the Words"

Z.Z. Hill - recorded four songs with Toussaint (three written by Allen) in New Orleans, issued on the 1974 LP "Keep On Lovin' You"
http://www.discogs.com/ZZ-Hill-Keep-On- ... se/2129831

Lou Johnson - recorded what appears to have been his final album "With You in Mind" for Toussaint with Marshall Sehorn in New Orleans; they sold the album to Stax and it was issued on Volt in 1971/2
http://www.discogs.com/Lou-Johnson-With ... se/2260011