Has it really been a week since I saw Allen Toussaint? I’m still grooving to what he laid down that cool night outside at the Fremantle Arts Centre. With so many songs in his songbook I know that he could not sing everything but I was very happy with what he did sing, including Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley and Yes We Can Can. Sadly no Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky, but he did speak about Lee Dorsey and Ernie K Doe and he even did Here Come The Girls which he wrote for Ernie and which was a flop back then but was brought back in a commercial fairly recently.
So, here for the Friday song, is a number Allen did last Friday night which pays homage to Crescent City music and Professor Longhair, or ‘Fess, in particular.