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Allen Toussaint — St. James Infirmary
Album: The Bright Mississippi
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Released: 2009
Length: 3:43
Plays (last 30 days): 3
(Instrumental)
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 Ipse_Dixit wrote:

Am I crazy, or do I hear some "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga in this?



Apparently BillG did!
Tom Waits used this in Chocolate Jesus
It really just does not get any better than waking to this.
 ExpatLarry wrote:

Jeeze, reading the comments on this song makes it apparent that a LOT of 'music lovers' don't know the rich history of Allen Toussaint and music making. Among many many musicians and fans, the guy's a legend.  "Lady Gaga"? smh




LEGEND.  All caps LEGEND

Jeeze, reading the comments on this song makes it apparent that a LOT of 'music lovers' don't know the rich history of Allen Toussaint and music making. Among many many musicians and fans, the guy's a legend.  "Lady Gaga"? smh

 Kilroy wrote:
Am I crazy, or do I hear some "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga in this?
 
Maybe just a teeny bit crazy, not that there's anything wrong with that.  ; )
Aw c'mon. Ya can NOT compare this crossover crap to Pops or King Oliver or Cabs or Earl Fatha Hines or Doc Watson's or so, so many others   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91PBQ-ppaNU
Am I crazy, or do I hear some "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga in this?
 mike_chouinard wrote:
This a more traditional jazz album from Toussaint. Otherwise, he's a legendary NOLA songwriter and producer. If you know the Meters (and if you don't, get on that), you know Toussaint. Look him up.

 
Well said regarding the Meters.  Mr. Tousssaint was also a huge influence on Little Feat and countless other musicians that passed through the New Orleans scene.

So glad I got to see him as the headliner on a triple bill with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

El músico Allen Toussaint interpreta en el Teatro Lara de Madrid la canción 'Brickyard Blues' para cerrar su concierto de anoche, pocas horas antes de morir. by José Luis Garcia/ El Mundo 10/11/2015.

"Toussaint died in the early hours of November 10, 2015, while in Madrid, Spain, on tour. Following a concert at the Teatro Lara on Calle Corredera Baja de San Pablo, he suffered a heart attack at his hotel and was pronounced dead on his arrival at hospital.He was 77. He had been due to perform in a sell-out concert at the EFG London Jazz Festival at The Barbican with his band and Theo Croker. He was also to play with Paul Simon at a benefit concert in New Orleans."

In memory of Allen Toussaint.
 
I was fortunate enough to see him about a year earlier. What a talent.
Why do I hear "Minnie The Moocher"? 
 twoplain2sea wrote:

                  One time Mississippi river was quite short,
                   Quick ! Get a haircut hippies got much it.
               Now you see, one of them was girl,  a trigger.
                       They' got married, and shortly
                         After comes one daughter.
                       And  now one has a mod cut 
                                 What the  mess.
                  
         

 
You have a fan!
 
mugshot of guy with huge forehead covered with scratches 
Sweet!
 

                  One time Mississippi river was quite short,
                   Quick ! Get a haircut hippies got much it.
               Now you see, one of them was girl,  a trigger.
                       They' got married, and shortly
                         After comes one daughter.
                       And  now one has a mod cut 
                                 What the  mess.
                  
         
Amazing minimal jazzy rendering of a classic folk tune!  Check out Snake Farm's version for an alternate take.
R.I.P. a stone genius.


El músico Allen Toussaint interpreta en el Teatro Lara de Madrid la canción 'Brickyard Blues' para cerrar su concierto de anoche, pocas horas antes de morir. by José Luis Garcia/ El Mundo 10/11/2015.

"Toussaint died in the early hours of November 10, 2015, while in Madrid, Spain, on tour. Following a concert at the Teatro Lara on Calle Corredera Baja de San Pablo, he suffered a heart attack at his hotel and was pronounced dead on his arrival at hospital.He was 77. He had been due to perform in a sell-out concert at the EFG London Jazz Festival at The Barbican with his band and Theo Croker. He was also to play with Paul Simon at a benefit concert in New Orleans."

In memory of Allen Toussaint.



 Virtualearthman wrote:
proves less is more when it comes to the blues

 
Absolutely.
 meauclaire wrote:
Kept expecting Cab Calloway to bust out with Minnie the Moocher

 
Yes, they have similar structures, but this tune is older. This is a great version.
proves less is more when it comes to the blues
Marc Ribot on guitar.
 meauclaire wrote:
Kept expecting Cab Calloway to bust out with Minnie the Moocher

 
Oh, yeah -- took the words right out of my fingers.
Interesting new take on a classic 
I love this!
Chocolate Jesus
 Bleyfusz wrote:
Reminds me how deep Pentangle were into Jazz.

 
Or how deeply Pentagle was into Allen Toussaint.
Kept expecting Cab Calloway to bust out with Minnie the Moocher
Reminds me how deep Pentangle were into Jazz.
not only a  great musician, an incredible  writer, producer and talent scout. long live allen.{#Clap}{#Dance}{#Bananapiano}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Dancingbanana}
Two-saint, in the NOLA vernacular. See: Sea-Saint Studios.

This music is good for the ears...
 
...got my attention real fast...
Allen is the man.
 Nala wrote:
This is dangerously close to a cover by the Hoff. 
 
{#Think}
This a more traditional jazz album from Toussaint. Otherwise, he's a legendary NOLA songwriter and producer. If you know the Meters (and if you don't, get on that), you know Toussaint. Look him up.
{#Cheers}
This is dangerously close to a cover by the Hoff. 
Wow
{#Dancingbanana}
bitter,bitter sweet
A couple of bars in, I was hooked
Another quality piano mixed tune and really nice rhythm section too. Love it.
My son loves this! He is 9.