Allen Toussaint, "It's A New Orleans Thing"

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Published on: June 26th, 2014


Allen Toussaint
Allen Toussaint at Jazz Fest, 2014. Photo by Leon Morris.

Allen Toussaint performs "It's A New Orleans Thing", a cut from his 2013 album Songbook, on Sound Opinions, a public radio show from WBEZ in Chicago. At the end of an older video version of this song, he notes that it was "inspired by Professor Longhair", an influence that immediately apparent. A sample of the lyrics:

I love to go to the Quarter, I love to go downtown
Stop in at the Music Factory and see who's gettin' down
It could be anyone where the music flows so freely
Could be Trombone Shorty, Dr John, might even be me...



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