Allen Toussaint died a couple of days ago, and I am very sorry to say that his death announcement was the first time I had heard of him. I sure had heard his songs tho’.
From the little bit I was able to glean so far, he was okay about that. I’m probably going to misquote him, but he said something to the effect that Hurricane Katrina forced him out of his comfort zone; he was perfectly happy to just sit in the studio and “wait for the red light” before then.
So, let’s let the music do the talking:
I listened to him on Spotify for a couple of hours today and really enjoyed it. His little ditty “I could eat crawfish everyday” reminded me of the first time I went to a seafood restaurant in Houma, LA when I first met my wife’s parents. I couldn’t find a video of it but you can listen to it on Spotify.