New Orleans musical legend, Allen Toussaint, dies at 77 - Yahoo News
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The songs of New Orleans musical legend Allen Toussaint have been described as beautiful stories set to music or a handcrafted suit tailored for a specific person. He often wrote them with a particular person and personality in mind, such as singer Lee Dorsey and his smile.
"He had a joy about doing it and had a way of writing music to particular singers," said New Orleans singer Irma Thomas, who worked with Toussaint starting in the 1950s and '60s when she and others would gather at his mother's home to rehearse: "I don't know how his mom put up with all of us in there all the time. But th