IoS album review: Various artists, Rolling with the Punches: The Allen Toussaint Songbook (Ace)
Sunday 13 January 2013
When it came to modernist funk, New Orleans composer, producer and performer Toussaint was your go-to guy.
This nifty digest collects 24 examples from the 1960s to the 1980s, concentrating on versions of his songs by other artists (Crescent City regulars as well as Boz Scaggs, the Pointer Sisters, Glen Campbell, Warren Zevon, etc), but the real treats are obscurities, while Toussaint's own "Soul Sister" remains a dancing-around-the-kitchen classic.
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
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