Legendary New Orleans club Tipitina’s recently hosted a live stream to raise funds to help the venue survive the Covid pandemic. It was, of course, a tremendous celebration of an institution whose reputation stretches around the world.
Among many highlights was footage of the late Allen Toussaint. It was a welcome reminder of Toussaint’s greatness as a songwriter, musician, and performer.
Here’s a triumvirate: the Toussaint-penned “What Do You Want the Girl To Do” and “Fortune Teller”) as well as his take on Paul Simon’s “American Tune”.
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