Toussaint, Allen / Songbook
Album:Songbook Collection:Jazz
Artist:Toussaint, Allen Added:Oct 2013
Label:Rounder Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-10-24 Pull Date:2013-12-26 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Dec 29Dec 22Dec 15Dec 8Dec 1Nov 17Nov 10Nov 3

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 01, 2019:Traditions
Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
4.Jan 02, 2014:The Sonsgsmith Show
Southern Nights
2.Aug 16, 2015:Mix Tape: Bayou State - Fisherman's Paradise
Get Out Of My Life, Woman
5.Dec 26, 2013:World Tour
Brickyard Blues
3.Jul 29, 2015:7-29-2015
Southern Nights, The Optimism Blues
6.Dec 26, 2013:Street Hassle
St. James Infirmary

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-10-23 
New Orleans legend w/solo vocals & piano. Recorded live in NY. The tracks listed on back are misleading as there are several short introduction pieces. Check the inside front cover of notes for the actual order of songs. He’s got one of those voices that isn’t perfect but his style and emotion makes up for any flaws. All tracks by the artist (except 12) and all are worth playing. Watch for applause at beginning and end of tracks.

2. Starts w/him speaking. Then a sweet blues walk. Yum. 3:58
3. Upbeat and playful w/driving piano and head nodding vocals. 1:59
4. Hints of doo wop resonate in this rich ballad. 3:42
6. Driving, soulful, just delicious. 3:32
7. Upbeat R & B jump w/wicked hip vocals & piano. 4:09
8. Warm ballad w/gentle vocals and piano tour-de-force. 3:32
9. Playful and lazy w/sweet vocals and a light touch. 3:02
11. Driving R & B classic that’s been a hit for many. 3:02
12. Oh wow! Showcasing his ace piano technique on this classic. 2:23
13. Slightly dated lyrics to a 70s soul midtempo “hey girl” song. 2:51
14. Mostly midtempo bluesy w/fun lyrics & a light touch. 2:51
15. Upbeat ode to New Orleans. I think he loves his home town. 3:08
16. Mid/slow, a hit for Glen Campbell. Around 2:40 he stops to talk about his country childhood, the rest is mostly sweet reminiscence. 13:01

Track Listing
1.Introduction 9.Holy Cow
2.It's Raining 10.Introduction To Get Out Of My Life, Woman
3.Lipstick Traces 11.Get Out Of My Life, Woman
4.All These Things 12.St. James Infirmary
5.Introduction To Brickyard Blues 13.Soul Sister
6.Brickyard Blues 14.The Optimism Blues
7.Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further 15.It's A New Orleans Thing
8.With You In Mind 16.Southern Nights