More famous for the hitmaking successes that other artists had with his songs (none more so than Lee Dorsey) than his own recordings, Allen Touissant was nevertheless just as prodigious a talent at the fore as behind the scenes, to which the following songs will attest. Just a few Touissant compositions you might know: Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky, Ride Your Pony, Working In A Coal Mine, Mother-In-Law, Fortune Teller, Ruler of My Heart, A Certain Girl, Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette), Get Out My Life, Woman, and many more. His impact on New Orleans Soul, and Soul in general, is tremendous. Stroll on, Allen!
And a documentary which I hope to get around to watching this week.