Allen Toussaint Career Snapshots

Career Snapshots


'Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)' propels Benny Spellman into the US Top 30. Writing credits are assigned to Naomi Neville – a pseudonym for Allen Toussaint

Both written and arranged by Toussaint, the song 'Get Out My Life Woman' sees Lee Dorsey score a No 5 on the US Billboard R&B chart and No 44 on the Hot 100

Recorded at J&M Studios in New Orleans, Lee Dorsey's gutsy performance on the Toussaint-penned 'Working In The Coal Mine' sees the song go to No 8 in the UK

Toussaint uses mic feedback and Hammond organ for Betty Harris's 'There's A Break In The Road', now a Southern soul favourite

The Toussaint song 'Here Come The Girls' fails to chart for Ernie K-Doe, but goes Top 50 in the UK in 2007 after it's used in a TV ad

Toussaint has The Meters back Dr John for In The Right Place, and the single 'Right Place, Wrong Time' is a Top 10 hit

Labelle join Toussaint in his Sea-Saint studios to record 'Lady Marmalade' with Toussaint playing piano. On release the single is a Top 20 hit in the UK and a US No 1