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From the Vault: Allen Toussaint

Allen Toussaint (photo by Michael Wilson/PR)

Allen Toussaint (photo by Michael Wilson/PR)


Today is the birthday of the late, great Allen Toussaint, so for a "Throwback Thursday" FUV Live, we're looking back to his 2009 visit to WFUV.

Allen came by to talk with Rita Houston about his Joe Henry-produced album, The Bright Mississippi, and he also performed a few of the songs at the Studio A piano. One highlight came at the end of the session when Rita asked him for a "Guest DJ" pick. Instead of choosing a song from an album, he played one himself, treating us to a short rendition of "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans."

So you'll hear some solo piano tunes from Allen Toussaint today on FUV, and if you want to listen to the interview, it's available anytime in the FUV Live Vault.

[Recorded: 4/20/09]