October 4, 2013 – 6:11 am


Allen Toussaint, New Orleans composer, producer and performer, has died on November 9, 2015 while on tour in Europe, WWL-TV reports. He was 77. Toussaint, an elegant, talented, versatile force, turned out an avalanche of songs that have become a sturdy part of the canon of New Orleans music. He was set to play a New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness benefit concert Dec. 8, with Paul Simon, at Le Petit Theatre. Toussaint co-founded NOAAHH in 1985. He was on a tour in Spain, with plans to play in Belgium, London and Madrid, according to his Facebook page. In addition to playing piano, he composed scores of songs, including “Ruler of My Heart,” “A Certain Girl,” “Fortune Teller” and “Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette).” The New Orleans-born trumpeter Al Hirt had a hit with Toussaint’s instrumental composition “Java.” In the 1970s, he embarked on a solo career, which reached a high point with the release of his “Southern Nights” album; the title song became a hit not only for him but also for Glen Campbell. -

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5th Annual Benefit For New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness 1989 [no label, 4CD]

Live at the Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana; September 13, 1989. Very good to excellent FM broadcast (WXPN Philadephia)

The New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness, Inc (NOAAHH) began in 1985 when songwriter/musician Allen Toussaint and lead vocalist of the Neville Brothers, Aaron Neville, brought together a group of New Orleans musicians for the purpose of performing a concert to benefit the hungry and homeless of Metro New Orleans.

Thanks to trouts for sharing the tracks at Dime.

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Disc 1
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Track 101. Splileto New Orleans (10.2MB)
Track 102. It’s All Over Now (10.2MB)
Track 103. That’s How You Got Killed Before (5.5MB)
Track 104. Black Drawers (11.4MB)
Track 105. Feet Can’t Fail Me Now (8.3MB)

Neville Brothers
Track 106. Hey Pocky Way/I Walk On Gilded Splinters (15.4MB)
Track 107. Voodoo (8.1MB)
Track 108. Africa (8.6MB)
Track 109. Yellow Moon (13.1MB)
Track 110. Tell It Like It Is (8.6MB)
Track 111. Wake Up (12.3MB)
Track 112. Brother John/Iko Iko (10.4MB)
Track 113. Injuns Comin’/Shake Your Tambourine (10.1MB)

Disc 2
Allen Toussaint
Track 201. Fun Time (7.5MB)
Track 202. Who’s Minding the Store? (7.6MB)

Irma Thomas with Toussaint Band
Track 203. Until My Tears Run Dry (4.9MB)
Track 204. Breakaway (4.6MB)

Boz Scaggs with Toussaint Band
Track 205. Monkey On My Mind (7.5MB)
Track 206. Hercules (11.9MB)

Ry Cooder
Track 207. Crazy ‘Bout an Automobile (11.6MB)
Track 208. Money Honey (6.4MB)
Track 209. Across the Borderline (10.0MB)
Track 210. Hard Times Come Again No More (with Aaron Neville) (7.1MB)
Track 211. Railroad Blues (11.2MB)
Track 212. Vigilante Man (10.5MB)

Disc 3
Neville Brothers with Rita Coolidge

Track 301. Down By The Riverside/Amen/This Little Light Of Mine (6.6MB)
Track 302. Fever (6.5MB)
Track 303. The Way You Do The Things You Do (4.9MB)

Dr John
Track 304. Iko Iko (13.0MB)
Track 305. Qualified (13.8MB)
Track 306. Makin’ Whoopee (with Rita Coolidge) (6.8MB)
Track 307. Kinfolks (7.7MB)
Track 308. Such A Night (11.0MB)
Track 309. Candy (?) (9.9MB)
Track 310. Big Chief (3.3MB)

Disc 4
The Radiators (Performed at the Riverwalk, New Orleans)
Track 401. Law Of The Fish (6.3MB)
Track 402. Mood To Move (7.7MB)
Track 403. Beautiful Loser (7.2MB)
Track 404. Good As Gone (7.8MB)
Track 405. River Run (16.4MB)
Track 406. Fall Of Dark (9.8MB)
Track 407. Brown Eyed Girl (11.1MB)
Track 408. Treat A Stranger Right (11.5MB)
Track 409. Squeeze Me (8.6MB)
Track 410. Like Dreamers Do (9.2MB)

Click on the respective links to order the artists’ releases: Dirty Dozen Brass Band; Neville Brothers; Allen Toussaint; Irma Thomas; Boz Scaggs; Ry Cooder; Rita Coolidge; Dr John; The Radiators.

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  1. 17 Responses to “VARIOUS - NEW ORLEANS BENEFIT 1989”

  2. okay this looks just fine!!!!
    thank you !!

    By sluggo on Oct 4, 2013

  3. is it xmas all ready thank you big o ry cooder the neville brothers and lots more

    By the duke on Oct 4, 2013

  4. Salivating from here - nine acts and not a one whose performance I’m not going to be excited to hear. Is this the first appearance of the late lamented Radiators on BigO?

    By drkrick on Oct 4, 2013

  5. very good!!
    boz scaggs has just found the ideal backing band.
    thank you BigO :)

    By easy on Oct 5, 2013

  6. Just great! Thank you!

    By Tony on Oct 5, 2013

  7. Hi Friends this is a Beautiful Album love it!

    By dead-head-udo on Oct 5, 2013

  8. The debut of fishhead music at the Big O…way to go.

    By oldwolf on Oct 5, 2013

  9. an interesting brian wilson jeff beck note -

    By darth on Oct 5, 2013

  10. when I think of all the greatness, musically, that has seeped out of new orleans I seldom think of surf music.
    sometimes you just should leave a thread you don`t understand , alone.

    By sluggo on Oct 5, 2013

  11. thanks so much bigO this looks like a great one! ive never seen ry cooder in concert, im hoping he might tour to support his new live album which looks like a good one:

    By barth on Oct 5, 2013

  12. Here’s the best music article I’ve read all year! Howlin’ Wolf spends three hours with “an 11-year-old fat, white kid”.

    By Dingus on Oct 6, 2013

  13. Wow, this is a whole bunch of my favorite artists in their prime. Thanks!!

    By BillfromPgh on Oct 6, 2013

  14. Dingus, that is a great article and insight into Howlin Wolf. It should be required reading by any young person - heck, anybody - interested in the blues or how to treat others.

    By 5yrsnojob on Oct 7, 2013

  15. Thanks, Dingus. That was a great read.

    By drkrick on Oct 7, 2013

  16. You’re welcome, guys. I wish the photo was in color, the Wolf looks like he’s wearing a pretty wild outfit! Peter Guralnick’s written some great music books, and his blog is always a good read.

    By Dings on Oct 7, 2013

  17. RIP Allen. A life well lived, and a musical legacy almost unparalleled.

    By rick on Nov 10, 2015

  18. Any chance anyone has a link to the FLAC Files on DIME? I searched Dime but to no avail I couldn’t find this show.

    Thanks in advance

    By randolph on Nov 11, 2015

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