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Allen Toussaint (January 14, 1938 – November 10, 2015) was an American musician, songwriter/composer, record producer, and influential figure in New Orleans R&B. Many of Toussaint's songs became familiar through versions by other musicians, including "Working in the Coal Mine", "Ride Your Pony", "Fortune Teller", "Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)", "Southern Nights", "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky", "I'll Take a Melody", "Get Out of My Life, Woman" and "Mother-in-Law".

Toussaint (/ˈtuːsɑːnt/) grew up in a shotgun house in… read more

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  • Avatar for mattcalico
    on your way up
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    Whoa, RIP.
  • Avatar for PhnomPencil
    RIP
  • Avatar for coloradogila
    He influenced so many artists and contributed to so many genres. I'll be listening to On Your Way Down quite a few times today. RIP
  • Avatar for richardneal
    RIP. May your second line be long and rockin
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    RIP
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    R.I.P. Allen. What a contributor and what a loss.
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    ♪ ♪ ♥ Happy Birthday ♥
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    ♥ Happy Birthday ♥
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    mister neville

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