R.I.P. Allen Toussaint

Allen Toussaint, music producer extrodinaire, member of the Blues and Rock ‘N Roll Halls of Fame, New Orleans musical ambassador, passed away yesterday in Spain at the age of 77. Toussaint had his hand in a large number of R&B classics starting way back in the early ’60s, had his songs covered by the Rolling Stones, The Band and Glen Campbell, among others and had a hand in R&B (and disco’s) most famous French lesson:

Thank you, good sir, for the musical magic you created. There’s a spot waiting for you on heaven’s bandstand.

Truly, I just needed a reason to play “Lady Marmalade.” Gitcha Gitcha Ya-Ya’s here, indeed.

10 Replies to “R.I.P. Allen Toussaint”

      1. Those Louisiana boys are still in my head. I may have been a bit too active at my desk, because the meaner of my office mates rolled her eyes at me and huffed far more than usual. One of the nicer ones said, “I’ll have whatever you’re on.” πŸ˜€

        But I turned the music where she could hear it, and she changed her mind. I work with some stuffy people…

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      2. It’s just you. We aren’t having a conversation. This is all in your head.

        I kid; I kid! They do, and I enjoy it!

        Also, before you run away…thank you for helping me have a fun day. Cupid Shuffle perked me up. πŸ™‚

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