Allen Toussant (1938 – 2015)

Allen Toussant
(Jan. 14, 1938 – Nov. 10, 2015)

Photograph Glade Bilby II ( Toussaint, a member of the Rock And Roll, Blues and Louisiana Music Halls Of Fame, died late Monday night or early Tuesday morning of a heart attack. He was 77.

News reports say Toussaint became stricken after a concert in Madrid.
Among the classic hit songs written by Toussaint were “Mother-In-Law” (Ernie K-Doe), “Working In A Coal Mine” (Lee Dorsey), “Southern Nights” (Glen Campbell) and “Yes We Can Can” (the Pointer Sisters). He co-produced with Vicki Wickam the original #1 hit, “Lady Marmalade” by LaBelle.
As a tribute to this remarkable songwriter/producer, here’s his first major hit from 1961…
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