RIP Allen "I'll Take A Melody" Toussaint

RIP Allen "I'll Take A Melody" Toussaint

Postby TI4-1009 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:52 am

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Re: RIP Allen "I'll Take A Melody" Toussaint

Postby gr8fullfred » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:51 am

I had no clue who this guy was, but he wrote the song "Get out of my life Woman", which we all know from the JGB.

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Re: RIP Allen "I'll Take A Melody" Toussaint

Postby bcresci » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:22 pm

I had the privilege of seeing him play with Elvis Costello a few years back - they made an album together called The River in Reverse. To this day, it's one of the two shows I describe as a complete and total surprise - in a good way. Went in expecting a it of the 80's Costello and came out having heard a fantastic rhythm and blues show.
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Re: RIP Allen "I'll Take A Melody" Toussaint

Postby tatittle » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:07 pm

Didnt he do the horns for the Band Big Pink?
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Re: RIP Allen "I'll Take A Melody" Toussaint

Postby tigerstrat » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:06 am

"Sneakin' Sally Thru The Alley"
"On The Way Down"
"Southern Nights"
"Sweet Touch Of Love"
"We The People"
"Everythin' I Do Gonna Be Funky"
it just goes on and on...
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