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Remembering Allen Toussaint

Commemorating the birth of the master. I think that of his more recent recordings The Bright Mississippi stands as his best, far exceeding his posthumous American Tunes. I must be the only one who thinks that Toussaint’s collaboration with Elvis Costello is thoroughly overrated, though that doesn’t compromise AT at all. Though he has his moments Costello for the most part comes off…

Toussaint’s The Bright Mississippi

The smooth, classy but and never bland maestro behind so many others here on top form and without (for the most part) his own dulcet vocals – only a genius can always squeeze something new from other geniuses. My personal favourites – the tracks that really swing! Get the album The Bright Mississippi (the track listing not…