Artist Birtday : 14/01/1938 (Age 2015-11-10)
Born In : Gert Town, Louisiana, US
Occupation(s) : musician, songwriter, producer
Genres : R&B / soul / southern soul / funk / blues / jazz
Agent : RCA Victor / Scepter / Minit / Instant / Reprise / Warner Bros. / Nonesuch / Elektra / Rounder

Allen Toussaint is a world-known, multi-talented American singer, songwriter, composer, and record producer. He is wildly-known with several names, such as Allen Orange, Al Tousan, Naomi Neville (his mother's name he later adopted pseudonymously for some of his projects), and Clarence Toussaint.
His place of birth, Gert Town, a small town in the state of Louisiana, US, had a large influence on shaping his musical style. Therefore, Allen is focusing on RnB, southern soul, and funk.

He did his big break when he was just 17 years old.

Some of his emblematic Toussaint's singles are "Ride your pony", "Get out of my life, Woman", "Working in the coal mine", "Everything I do gonna be funky", "Here come the girls", "Play something sweet", and "Southern Nights".

Here is a list of Allen Toussaint's studio albums (chronologically):

"The Wild Sound of New Orleans" (1958)
"Toussaint" (1971)
"Life, Love, and Faith" (1972)
"Southern Nights" (1975)
"Motion" (1978)
"I Love A Carnival Ball, Mr. Mardi Gras Starring Allen Toussaint" (1987)
"Connected" (1996)
"A New Orleans Christmas" (1997)
"Allen Toussaint's Jazzity Project: Going Places" (2004)
"The Bright Mississippi" (2009)
"American Tunes" (2016)


The famous American singer and producer died due to a heart attack on the 10th of November, 2015 in Madrid, while on tour. He is recognized as "one of popular music's great backroom figures".

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