Allen Toussaint discography

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Tulane University Commencement, New Orleans. Allen Toussaint and Dr. John perform a duet. The 14th Dalai Lama got out of his seat and came over to watch and listen closely in obvious delight.

This is the discography for American R&B-jazz musician Allen Toussaint.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live album[edit]

  • Songbook (2013)

Compilations[edit]

  • The Allen Toussaint Collection (1991)
  • Finger Poppin' & Stompin' Feet (2002)
  • The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (2005)

Collaborations[edit]

Source:[1]

Singles[edit]

Chart hit compositions[edit]

Year Song[2] Co-writer(s) with Toussaint, and notes[2] First chart recording[2] U.S. Pop[3] U.S. R&B[4] UK Singles Chart[5] Other charting versions,[2] and notes
1960 "Over You" - (Composition credited to Allen Orange) Aaron Neville - 21 - -
1961 "Mother-in-Law" - Ernie K-Doe 1 1 29 1965: The Kingsmen on the album The Kingsmen Volume 3
1973: Clarence Carter, #80 US pop, #24 R&B
"I Like It Like That" Chris Kenner Chris Kenner 2 2 - 1965: The Dave Clark Five, #7 US pop
1966: The Kingsmen on the album The Kingsmen On Campus
1975: Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina, #84 US pop
"I Cried My Last Tear" - (Composition credited to Naomi Neville) Ernie K-Doe 69 - - -
"A Certain Girl" - (Composition credited to Naomi Neville) Ernie K-Doe 71 - - 1964: The Yardbirds (as a b-side)
1980: Warren Zevon, #57 US pop; from the album Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
1962 "Java" Alvin Tyler, Freddy Friday, Marilyn Schack Floyd Cramer 49 - - First recorded by Toussaint (as Tousan) in 1958, on the album The Wild Sound of New Orleans[6][7]
1964: Al Hirt, #4 US pop
The Beautiful South released a version as a b-side on the 1994 single "One Last Love Song".[8]
"Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette)" - (Composition credited to Naomi Neville) Benny Spellman 80 28 - 1965: The O'Jays, #48 US pop, #28 R&B
1963 "Pain in My Heart" - (Composition credited to Naomi Neville) Otis Redding 61 11 - First recorded in 1963 by Irma Thomas as "Ruler of my Heart". The writing credit on Redding's version was originally given to Redding himself, but was changed to Naomi Neville following an out of court settlement.[9]
1965: The Rolling Stones on The Rolling Stones No. 2
1965 "Strain on My Heart" - (Composition credited to Allen Orange) Roscoe Shelton - 25 - -
"Whipped Cream" - (Composition credited to Naomi Neville) Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass 68 - - First recorded by The Stokes in 1965[10]
Title track for the 1965 Herb Alpert album Whipped Cream & Other Delights
"Ride Your Pony" - (Composition credited to Naomi Neville) Lee Dorsey 28 7 - -
"I've Cried My Last Tear" - (Composition credited to Naomi Neville) The O'Jays 94 - - -
1966 "Get Out of My Life, Woman" - Lee Dorsey 44 5 22 1966: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band on the album East-West
The Kingsmen on the album The Kingsmen On Campus
The Q65 (The Hague, Netherlands) on the album Revolution
The Leaves on the album Hey Joe
1967: Iron Butterfly on the album Heavy
The Doors' version of "Get Out Of My Life Woman" was recorded in 1967 but only released in 2008 on the CD release of Live at the Matrix.
1972: Spirit on the album The Original Potato Land
The Jerry Garcia Band performed the song during the 1980s and 1990s and a live version of that song is on the Jerry Garcia Band live album of 1991.[11]
1992: Gerry Rafferty on the album On a Wing and a Prayer
Nils Landgren & Joe Sample covered the song on the 2006 album Creole Love Song
The Derek Trucks Band on the live album Road Songs recorded during their 2009 tour.
"Easy Going Fellow" - (Composition credited to Allen Orange) Roscoe Shelton - 32 - -
"Confusion" - Lee Dorsey - - 38 -
"All These Things" - (Composition credited to Naomi Neville) The Uniques 97 - - -
"Working in the Coal Mine" - Lee Dorsey 8 5 8 1981: ("Working in a Coal Mine") Devo, #43 US pop, #76 UK. First released on the Heavy Metal soundtrack and as a bonus track for the Devo album New Traditionalists.[12]
1985: The Judds on the album Rockin' with the Rhythm.
"Holy Cow" - Lee Dorsey 23 10 6 1973: The Band on their Moondog Matinee album
"Fortune Teller" - (Composition credited to Naomi Neville) The Hard Times 97 - - First recorded in 1962 by Benny Spellman as the b-side of "Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette)"
1966: The Throb, Top 5 in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.[13][14]
2007: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss on the album Raising Sand.
1967 "My Old Car" Bill Backer Lee Dorsey 97 - - -
"Nearer to You" - Betty Harris 85 16 - -
"Go-Go Girl" - Lee Dorsey 62 31 - -
1968 "Can You Hear Me" - Lee Dorsey - - 53 -
1969 "Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)" - Lee Dorsey 95 33 - Most later versions use the spelling "...Gonna...."
"It's Hard to Get Along" Joe Simon (Co-credited to Allen Orange) Joe Simon 87 26 - -
1970 "Yes We Can" - Lee Dorsey - 46 - 1973: ("Yes We Can Can") The Pointer Sisters, #11 US pop, #12 R&B
"Greatest Love" - Judy Clay - 45 - -
"Hand Clapping Song" Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr. (Co-credited to Naomi Neville) The Meters 89 26 - -
1973 "Whoever's Thrilling You (Is Killing Me)" - Rufus - 40 - -
"Freedom for the Stallion" - The Hues Corporation 63 - - First recorded by Lee Dorsey in 1972.
1972:Boz Scaggs on his album My Time
1974 "Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)" - Three Dog Night 33 - - First recorded by Sylvester in 1972
1974: Maria Muldaur on her album Waitress in the Donut Shop
Frankie Miller on his album High Life and as a single
B. J. Thomas on his album, Longhorns & Londonbridges
Three Dog Night's version was included on the album Hard Labor.
"I Keep On Lovin' You" - Z. Z. Hill - 39 - -
1975 "Shoorah! Shoorah!" - Betty Wright - 28 27 1976: ("Shoora Shoora") Jenny Jackson, #75 R&B
"Going Down Slowly" - The Pointer Sisters 61 16 - -
1977 "A Dreamer of a Dream" - Candi Staton - 37 - -
"Southern Nights" - Glen Campbell 1 - 28 First recorded by Toussaint in 1975 on the album Southern Nights[15]
1978 "Night People" - Lee Dorsey - 93 - -
"Girl Callin'" - Chocolate Milk - - 14 -
"Fun Time" - Joe Cocker 43 - - -
1979 "Keep It Together (Declaration of Love)" - Rufus - 16 - -
"Happiness" - The Pointer Sisters 30 20 - -
1980 "Release (The Tension)" - Patti LaBelle - 61 - -
1981 "It's Raining" - (Composition credited to Naomi Neville) Shakin' Stevens - - 10 First recorded by Irma Thomas in 1962[16]
1983 "Do It Any Way You Want" - Robert Winters & Fall - 39 - On Casablanca Records[17]
2007 "Here Come the Girls" - Ernie K-Doe - - 43 First released by K-Doe in 1970
2008: ("Girls") Sugababes, #3 UK

Other compositions credited as Naomi Neville[edit]

  • Real Man (1961)
  • Do-Re-Mi (1961)
  • Get Out Of My House (1962)
  • Hey, Hey, Hey (1962)
  • What Are You Trying To Do (1965)
  • Meter Strut (1970)
  • Hello My Lover (1972)
  • I Did My Part (1981)
  • Work, Work, Work (1995)

Source:[18]

Other compositions credited as Clarence Toussaint[edit]

  • True Love Never Dies (1961)[19]

Other songs[edit]

  • Aaron Neville recorded his song "Hercules" as a single in 1973. Boz Scaggs recorded "Hercules" for his album Slow Dancer. Paul Weller covered "Hercules" on the 2004 album Studio 150.
  • Van Dyke Parks recorded "Occapella" and "Riverboat" on his second album Discover America in 1972. Ringo Starr recorded "Occapella" in 1974 on his album Goodnight Vienna. "Occapella" was also recorded by The Manhattan Transfer on their 1975 self-titled album.
  • The Band recorded "You See Me" on their Jubilation album (1998).[20][21]
  • Little Feat recorded "On Your Way Down" on the album Dixie Chicken.[22] The band performed the song during their 1974 tour; it appears as a bonus track on the re-release of their live album, Waiting for Columbus.[23] The Tommy Talton Band recorded "On Your Way Down" in 2009 for the album Live Notes From Athens.
  • Bonnie Raitt recorded "What Is Success" in 1974 on her Streetlights LP, and "What Do You Want the Boy to Do?" in 1975, on Home Plate.[24]
  • Bo Diddley recorded "Going Down" in 1972 on his album The London Bo Diddley Sessions.
  • Boz Scaggs recorded "Hello My Lover" on his 1972 album My Time, and "What Do You Want the Girl to Do?" for his 1976 album Silk Degrees.
  • Lowell George recorded "What Do You Want the Girl to Do?" for his 1979 solo album Thanks, I'll Eat it Here.
  • Robert Palmer recorded "Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley" and "From A Whisper To A Scream" on the album Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley in 1974. Palmer also recorded "River Boat" for the album Pressure Drop in 1975, and "Night People" for the album Double Fun in 1978.
  • Ringo Starr recorded "Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley" in 1977 on his album Ringo the 4th. Phish covered "Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley" as well as "On Your Way Down" numerous times in concert, dating as far back as 1985.[25]
  • Helen Reddy covered "Optimism Blues" on her 1981 album Play Me Out.
  • Glen Campbell covered "You Will Not Lose" on his 1990 CD Walkin' In The Sun, as a duet with Steve Wariner.
  • Widespread Panic covered "On Your Way Down" in 2009 and also at their 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Performance. Trombone Shorty covered "On Your Way Down" on his 2010 CD Backatown, featuring Toussaint on piano.
  • The song "I Feel Good", written under the pseudonym Naomi Neville and originally released in the US by Benny Spellman (1965), was a major hit in New Zealand for Larry's Rebels (1966) and later Citizen Band (Studio and live versions – 1978). It was recorded by Greg Anderson (Australia, 1966), Chants R&B (New Zealand 1966 live recording, released 2008), The Artwoods (UK, 1966 – Single on Decca by R&B band led by Art Wood, brother of Ron Wood. Members included Jon Lord, later of Deep Purple), The Kuhtze Band (New Zealand, 1987), The Gavin Burgess Band (1997 Live recording, released 2012).[26]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allen Toussaint Discography". Discogs. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Songs written by Allen Toussaint, MusicVF.com. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-155-1.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-1995. Record Research.
  5. ^ Betts, Graham (2004). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2004 (1st ed.). London: Collins. ISBN 0-00-717931-6.
  6. ^ "Original versions of Java by Tousan". SecondHandSongs. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "The Wild Sound of New Orleans", AllMusic. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  8. ^ "The Beautiful South – One Last Love Song (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Pain in my Heart", SecondhandSongs.com. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  10. ^ "Whipped Cream", Secondhandsongs.com. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  11. ^ "Jerry Garcia Band: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  12. ^ "New Traditionalists: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  13. ^ McFarlane, Ian (1999). "'The Throb' entry". Whammo Homepage. Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on April 19, 2004. Retrieved October 3, 2013. Note: Archived [on-line] copy has limited functionality.
  14. ^ "Fortune Teller". Where Did They Get That Song?. PopArchives (Lyn Nuttall). Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  15. ^ "Southern Nights", SecondhandSongs.com. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  16. ^ "It's Raining", SecondhandSongs.com. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  17. ^ "Robert Winters And Fall - Do It Any Way You Want (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  18. ^ "Artist page for Naomi Neville on uk-charts.com". uk-charts.com. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
  19. ^ "Artist page for Clarence Toussaint on uk-charts.com". uk-charts.com. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
  20. ^ "Moondog Matinee: CDs & Vinyl". Amazon.com. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  21. ^ "Jubilation: CDs & Vinyl". Amazon.com. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  22. ^ "Dixie Chicken: CDs & Vinyl". Amazon.com. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  23. ^ "Waiting for Columbus: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  24. ^ "The Bonnie Raitt Collection: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  25. ^ "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley Every Time Played". Phish.net. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  26. ^ "I Feel Good – GREG ANDERSON (1966)". Pop Archives. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  27. ^ Music Conversation: Allen Toussaint & Larry Appelbaum. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. 2007. Retrieved January 25, 2012.