Allen Toussaint Tribute 2015 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Orpheum Theater, New Orleans, LA; November 20, 2015. Very good FM broadcast.
Keith Spera, theneworleansadvocate.com:
The songs of Allen Toussaint washed over their creator one final time on Friday (November 20). As Toussaint, the beloved New Orleans songwriter, producer and pianist, lay inside an opulent casket at the foot of the Orpheum Theater stage, a procession of invited guests, including Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett, Dr John and Boz Scaggs, sang or spoke in tribute to him. The two-hour memorial played out to a capacity crowd of 1,600 – some family, some friends, and many fans of Toussaint’s music. The 77-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee died of heart attack on November 10 following a November 9 performance in Madrid, Spain. Saturday’s burial will be private, and Friday’s program, like its honoree, was elegant, restrained and finely tuned.
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Thanks to nolataper who recorded and shared the show at Dime.
Pretty nice tribute to Allen Toussaint yesterday featuring a bunch of guests… A few annoying dropouts and way too many interruptions by the DJs, but still worth a listen or two.
FYI Track 6 was from a CD, so I had to trim it to only a few seconds…
About 1:42 of DJ talking removed between Tracks 23 and 24.
There are a handful of dropouts (Tracks 14, 18, 26) of about 10 seconds that were inherent in the broadcast.
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Track 101. radio intro 0:17
Track 102. Let’s Live (Cyril Neville) 2:39
Track 103. Mayor Mitch Landrieu 6:50
Track 104. Any Day Now (Deacon John) 4:27
Track 105. Eric Paulsen 6:45
Track 106. Bid You Goodnight (Aaron Neville – canned, excerpt) 0:37
Track 107. Southern Nights (Davell Crawford) 4:22
Track 108. Walk Around Heaven (Irma Thomas) 6:11
Track 109. Josh Feigenbaum 7:56
Track 110. Jimmy Buffett 3:03
Track 111. Fortune Teller (Buffett) 2:44
Track 112. Elvis Costello intro 0:40
Track 113. Costello talks 7:58
Track 114. All These Things (John Boutte – dropout) 5:41
Track 201. Boz Scaggs intro 0:39
Track 202. Scaggs talks 12:25
Track 203. What Do You Want the Girl to Do (Scaggs and Jon Cleary) 5:06
Track 204. Take Me The Rest Of The Way (Toussaint recording – dropout) 4:07
Track 205. Pastor Michael Green 5:00
Track 206. Breeze Cayolle intro 0:33
Track 207. Ave Marie (Brian Breeze Cayolle) 3:42
Track 208. Dr John 1:05
Track 209. Life (Dr John) 3:38
Track 210. Preservation Hall intro 1:11
Track 211. Yes We Can Can (Preservation Hall Jazz Band) 5:38
Track 212. Just a Closer Walk (Boutte – dropout) 7:05
Track 213. I’ll Fly Away (Trombone Shorty, Preservation Hall) 5:59
Ben Jaffee – tuba, musical director
Clint Maedgen – sax
Charlie Gabriel – clarinet
Joe Lastie, Jr – drums
Ricky Monie – piano (I’ll Fly Away)
Mark Braud – trumpet, band leader
Freddie Lonzo – trombone
Davell Crawford – piano (Yes We Can Can; Just a Closer Walk With Thee)
Click here for the tracks.