Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights (2017)
RnB, Soul, Funk, Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:44:19 | 242 MB
Label: Warner Music Group | Release Year: 2017
Producer, songwriter, arranger, session pianist, solo artist Allen Toussaint wore all these hats over the course of his lengthy and prolific career, and his behind-the-scenes work alone would have been enough to make him a legend of New Orleans R&B. Thanks to his work with numerous other artists, Toussaint bore an enormous amount of responsibility for the sound of R&B in the Crescent City from the '60s on into the '70s. His productions kept with the times, moving from rollicking, earthy soul in the '60s to gritty, rambunctious funk in the '70s. As a composer, Toussaint proved himself a consistent hitmaker, penning more than a few gems that have since become R&B standards and been covered by countless artists working in many different styles.