The Pointer Sisters

Play Something Sweet: Allen Toussaint's Finest

The music that emanated from New Orleans always had soul – born in the streets, in the drum circles and jazz funerals, the second-line brass and the legendary figures like King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Louis Prima, Fats Domino and Roy Brown. Allen Toussaint came from those same streets, soaked up all the influences the city had to offer and with contemporaries like Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe, the Neville Brothers and Dr. John, took the soul of the city’s music and injected it into a whole new kind of sound, then taking it to the masses.