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Music Forum Fave Artist(s) Track 200 - Allen Toussaint (solo and collaborations) - nominated by T. Franklin - Nominations


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Initial post: 7 Feb 2014 23:36:55 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Feb 2014 23:37:16 GMT
RedAlFire says:
A round of applause to all of us for reaching number TWO HUNDRED!!

From Dragonlord's inception this thread has run it's happy course, (with a little assistance from yours truly, then the enthusiastic verve of Spacepig and presently yours truly again - plus the important help of those who have stood in when necessary) to reach it's double century. Thanks to all those who have taken the time to nominate (both for artists and music titles) and vote it has done pretty well for itself along the way and I rather think that is something we should all be right proud of.

I had hoped that Spacepig would have been around more as we approached 200 but it seems that the things keeping him busy have continued into this year. Hopefully we'll see him back on here soon but for now Spacepig, very many thanks from us all for helping us get to 200, and thanks to Dragonlord for starting the whole thing off!!

Moving on, we remain in the United States of America but travel to Gert Town, New Orleans, the birthplace of our eleventh Artist in this round, and more importantly the 200th nominated artist for the Music Forum Fave Artist(s). This guy is a musician, composer, record producer and general smart alec (or is that Allen)....a man who has composed, performed and produced music, for and with, some of the absolute greats in world music. There's not many quality acts that haven't, somewhere along the line, laid down a track by our number 200 - Allen Toussaint - nominated by T. Franklin.

He got his big break at 17 in Earl King's band, standing in for Huey Smith, after which he got a few introductions under his belt and settled down to pen some of the major R&B hits of the sixties for the likes of Irma Franklin, Lee Dorsey, Aaron Neville, Otis Redding, the list goes on and on. The 70's brought a more funky style to his work with The Meters, Dr John, Sandy Denny, Robert Palmer, John Mayall and Boz Scaggs being a few benefitting from his prowess. He has continued through the decades after to be prominent in his field collaborating with Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney as well as increasing his songbook.

Tim has shown solo works and collaborations in his header and he has indicated that titles accredited to The Meters are certainly acceptable. No doubt he can advise on any further decisions on qualification should the need arise.

The link to his wiki discography is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Toussaint

Don't forget to include a youtube link to your favourite track and have those noms in by 10:00 pm on Monday night (10th February).

After hearing the requests for more votes, please note that voting will, after the first ten nominations, increase by one after each 5 further songs added - 3-10 nominations will be 3-2-1; 11-15 will be 4-3-2-1; 16-20 will be 5-4-3-2-1 and so on. Hope everyone will be happy with this, if not please suggest an alternative for consideration.

Haven't nommed an artist for this round yet? Off to here then and do so:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/music/ref=cm_cd_et_jump?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=FxKJPF2WTXANLI&cdPage=51&cdThread=Tx2QAWGECQQ7HMX#CustomerDiscussionsLPIT

And can I again ask that someone take the responsibility to do a playlist, please?

Please post the best of Allen Toussaint below...

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 01:07:26 GMT
Johnny Bee says:
Soul Sister

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UCS1sAUVlM

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 02:22:37 GMT
Val H. says:
After Johnny

I should nominate a self-penned song, but I think AT delivers the definitive version of this Jesse Winchester song.

Soul Sister
I Wave Bye Bye

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk4Y8eUP6O4

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 02:40:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Feb 2014 02:42:09 GMT
Wharf Rat says:
After Val

St. James Infirmary

Soul Sister
I Wave Bye Bye
St. James Infirmary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tm6QEN7ABg

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2014 08:25:26 GMT
efterwharfie

Soul Sister
I Wave Bye Bye
St. James Infirmary
Sweet Touch Of Love

http://youtu.be/STtwgzujFS8

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 08:30:00 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Feb 2014 08:36:21 GMT
T. Franklin says:
Thanks for an excellent intro there Al. Just for clarity, the Meters are perfectly acceptable to be nommed here. That's my view anyway.

after tech

Soul Sister
I Wave Bye Bye
St. James Infirmary
Sweet Touch Of Love
On Your Way Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV-bFdf6yu8

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 10:56:06 GMT
RedAlFire says:
Thanks Tim. Been trying to get a little more information into the OP to help those who may be new to, or unsure of, the acts - in some cases that includes me and as I'm looking it up anyway why not share?

I'll add the info on the Meters to the OP now, it's your nomination so it's your view that matters.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2014 11:13:01 GMT
Brass Neck says:
If Meters production jobs are OK then I'll chuck in this slab of NOLA funk;

Soul Sister
I Wave Bye Bye
St. James Infirmary
Sweet Touch Of Love
On Your Way Down
Cissy Strut - Meters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_iC0MyIykM

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 11:50:23 GMT
T. Franklin says:
Just a FWIW, any Meters material produced (or written) by AT is fine. That runs from the beginning up to the 1976 album Trick Bag, plus "I'm Gone" from '77s New Directions album.

Check the various Wiki album pages if unsure - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Meters#Discography

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Posted on 8 Feb 2014 13:10:48 GMT
Grimmy says:
After Brass

Soul Sister
I Wave Bye Bye
St. James Infirmary
Sweet Touch Of Love
On Your Way Down
Cissy Strut - Meters
Get Out Of My Life , Woman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-i3PLJQvno

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 14:50:56 GMT
Travel Fan says:
After Grimmy

Soul Sister
I Wave Bye Bye
St. James Infirmary
Sweet Touch Of Love
On Your Way Down
Cissy Strut - Meters
Get Out Of My Life , Woman
Back in Baby's Arms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmxNN7TVGJk

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 18:53:01 GMT
SussexWelsh says:
After TF

Soul Sister
I Wave Bye Bye
St. James Infirmary
Sweet Touch Of Love
On Your Way Down
Cissy Strut - Meters
Get Out Of My Life , Woman
Back in Baby's Arms
From A Whisper To A Scream

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CI-qlfRrJc

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 19:07:11 GMT
Lez Lee says:
After Sussex

Soul Sister
I Wave Bye Bye
St. James Infirmary
Sweet Touch Of Love
On Your Way Down
Cissy Strut - Meters
Get Out Of My Life , Woman
Back in Baby's Arms
From A Whisper To A Scream
Beverly Baby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JoCvIeTox8

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 19:58:41 GMT
Collette says:
Without sounding like a dummy, I've never heard of him. Had to look on Wiki. Are the songs nommed on here him singing them or other people?

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 20:14:07 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Me too Collette, I've heard his name but that's all. I've been listening on Spotify but it's hard to work out what input he's had to each track. Could be playing, singing or arranging! Anyway I've nommed something I like and hope it's OK.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2014 20:15:59 GMT
Collette says:
Thanks Lez Lee.:0)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2014 20:21:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Feb 2014 19:22:12 GMT
Collette says:
After Lez

Soul Sister
I Wave Bye Bye
St. James Infirmary
Sweet Touch Of Love
On Your Way Down
Cissy Strut - Meters
Get Out Of My Life , Woman
Back in Baby's Arms
From A Whisper To A Scream
Beverly Baby
Yes We Can Can

http://youtu.be/xV7F-JwTx_U

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2014 22:52:55 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Feb 2014 22:53:20 GMT
RedAlFire says:
Collette & Lez, I included the wiki link in the OP for just that eventuality. Dunno why I bother sometimes.....hohum!

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 23:08:03 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Al, I did read up about him but I'm obviously too dim to understand properly ;-) - doesn't really matter in the scheme of things, life's too short.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2014 23:14:29 GMT
Johnny Bee says:
Les - he did an album with Elvis Costello, you know ;-)

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 23:18:51 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Hasn't everyone, JB? ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2014 23:22:45 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Feb 2014 23:23:13 GMT
Johnny Bee says:
Good point! ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2014 23:34:49 GMT
RedAlFire says:
The discography is also on the wiki page Lez....that's really why I included it. Gives you some titles/albums to go on.

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 23:38:09 GMT
Lez Lee says:
I always use good old Spotify, Al - everything all in one list.
I know you're being helpful ;-)
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